September 3, 2016: This has truly been a busy summer for music and music festivals here in the north state! Here on Intermountain Classics, we have heard from several different groups who have brought excellent music listening opportunities to us, including Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Crest Music Festival, the Britt Festival in Oregon, and Shasta Symphony. Coming up in September are two more wonderful events, the Music by the Mountain festival in Mt. Shasta and the North State Symphony’s opening season concerts in both Redding and Chico. This week's Intermountain Classics include an interview with the founder and artistic director of Music by the Mountain, Laura Dahl. She will be talking about how the festival was founded, the events in this year’s festival, the artists and music to be featured. And in the second hour of the program is one of my all time favorites, the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.
Intro: Harrison-Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard (David Abel, violin, Julie Sternberg, piano and William Winant, percussion) [3.11]
Somei Satoh-Birds in Warped Time for violin and piano, performed live at the Other Minds “New Music Seance” in SF in 2008 (Kate Stenberg, violin and Sarah Cahill, piano) [10.51]
Interview with Laura Dahl, Founder and Artistic Director of Music By the Mountain [15.40]
Debussy-Sonata for violin and piano (Suwanai Akiko,violin) [14.22]
Henry Cowell-Sonata #1 for Violin and piano-Ballad and Jig (Joseph Szigeti, violin and Carlo Busotti, piano) [5.24]
Berlioz-Symphonie Fantastique Opus 14 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Claudio Abbado) [53.50]
Exit: Beneath the Raven Moon