Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Strauss Alpine Symphony
Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Tchaikovsky: The Seasons (excerpts). Berio: Folk Songs. Strauss: An Alpine Symphony.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play the Alpine Symphony by Strauss and Jennifer Johnston joins them for Berio's Folk Songs.
Recorded on October 1st in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and presented by Stuart Flinders.
Tchaikovsky (orch. Sergei Abir): The Seasons - September, October, November, December
Berio: Folk Songs
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Out of the lowest depths of the orchestra, murmurs arise, daylight gathers in the brasses, and then, all of a sudden, the sun appears in full orchestral blaze. Dawn arrives and so begins music's most vividly depicted mountainous ascent. One hundred years after its premiere, Vasily Petrenko and a super-sized orchestra scale the peak of Strauss's mighty Alpine Symphony. Waterfalls, glaciers, an ear-splitting storm - the whole of nature is evoked. First, though, take an autumn stroll in the Russian countryside with four lovely miniatures by Tchaikovsky, and join Liverpool's own star mezzo Jennifer Johnston for a whistle-stop world tour in Luciano Berio's Folk Songs.