Blue Mountain: A Chamber Opera in One Act for 4 Voices and 33 Instruments

Catalog numbers: 

EBM MR00472/ HL 347385

Duration (minutes): 
50
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Cast of 4: 3(2Picc,Alto).2(EH).5(Eb,A,Bs,Ctbs).2: Asax.Tsax: 4.3.3.Euph: Perc(3): Harp.Pno/Cel: Vln(1) Cbs(1)
The opera imagines the meeting between Edvard Grieg, at the end of his life, and Percy Grainger in September, 1907 at Grieg‚Äôs home. Grieg is in a tormented mental state and the young, talented Grainger is an inspiration and consolation.  Commissioned by Det Norske Blaseensemble for the 100th anniversary of Grieg‚Äôs death, it received great critical acclaim and is available on recording through Bridge Records.