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Justin Dello Joio

Album Summary

>Joio, Justin Dello : Blue Mountain, chamber opera in 1 act
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Premiered last year (2007) in Norway, American composer Justin Dello Joio's one act opera, Blue Mountain, was written to commemorate the 100th year of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg's death. The opera is based on descriptions of Grieg's final days (September 1907), and includes the roles of Grieg, his wife Nina, his physician, and his friend and champion, Percy Grainger. Dello Joio's colorful score weaves in references to a number of Grieg's works, including his Violin Sonata in C minor, one of his Lyric Pieces for Piano, a brief snatch of Peer Gynt, and references to his Piano Concerto. Justin Dello Joio's music can also be heard on BRIDGE 9220, performed by Garrick Ohlsson, Ani Kavafian, Jeremy Denk and Carter Brey.


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>Joio, Justin Dello : Blue Mountain, chamber opera in 1 act
  • Performers: Marianne Andersen (Voice); Torben Grue; Nils Sodal; Njal Sparbo (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Jean
  • Ensemble: Norwegian Wind Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 2007.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007