Chief conductor Sakari Oramo leads the ascent of two great orchestral mountains by Hovhaness and Strauss, which frame a delightful new percussion concerto.
Mysterious Mountain is one of Alan Hovhaness’s best-loved works, a symphony of spiritual transcendence and the perfect foil to Strauss’s grandly ambitious alpine adventure. Dubbed ‘the world’s finest and most daring percussionist’ Colin Currie is the dedicatee of Switch, a new work from the exciting young American composer Andrew Norman.
Hovhaness Symphony No 2, Mysterious Mountain
Andrew Norman Switch (BBC co-commission; UK Premiere)
Strauss An Alpine symphony
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conductor
Colin Currie percussion
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