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Mountain

Exploration of our obsessions with high places and how they have captured our imagination, set to a specially curated musical performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Jaw-dropping exploration of our obsessions with high places and how they have come to capture our imagination. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains? Filmed by the world's leading high-altitude cinematographers and set to a specially curated musical performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Mountain captures the fierce beauty of some of the world's most treacherous landscapes and the awe they inspire.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 18 Jul 2019 01:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:13

    Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40: I. Prelude

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Richard Studt.
  • 00:31

    Funker Vogt

    Red Queen (Remixed By The Cheshire Cat)

  • 00:50

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Hilary Hahn. Conductor: David Zinman.

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Jennifer Peedom
Narrator Willem Dafoe

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