Editors’ Notes Richard Strauss’ monumental and cinematic mountain-climb is twinned on this impressive album with the prelude to Rued Langgaard’s opera Antichrist, a brief and evocative piece couched in a sinuous and slightly sinister language. Dausgaard draws fine playing from his excellent Seattle orchestra. But the real business lies on the mountainside and Dausgaard paces the climb beautifully. It’s a work that shows off every member of an orchestra, and here the honors are evenly spread throughout the various sections, with some superb solos. When the summit is reached, the magnificent recorded sound merely adds to the glory.

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Prelude to "Antichrist", BVN. 170:1 (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233
An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Night (I) [Live]
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Sunrise (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: The Ascent (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Entering the Forest (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Wandering by the Brook (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: At the Waterfall (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Apparition (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: On Blooming Meadows (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: On the Alpine Pasture (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Going Astray in Thickets and Undergrowth (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: On the Glacier (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Dangerous Moments (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: On the Summit (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: View (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Mists Arises (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: The Sun Gradually Becomes Obscured (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Elegy (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Calm Before the Storm (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Thunder and Lightning, Descent (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Sunset (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Quiet Settles (Live)
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An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64, TrV 233: Night (II) [Live]
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