Leroy Anderson - Orchestral Works Volume 1

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Leroy Anderson - Orchestral Works Volume 1

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Naxos

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8559313
(8.559313)

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1

Release date:

31st Dec 2007

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0636943931325

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61 minutes

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Leroy Anderson - Orchestral Works Volume 1


Anderson, Leroy:

Piano Concerto in C major

The Golden Years

Fiddle-Faddle


Jeffrey Biegel (piano)

BBC Concert Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin

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Leroy Anderson etched out his own unique place in American music. He was a composer rigorously trained in the classical tradition whose records could top the pop charts, a reclusive personality whose compositions became household words and a meticulous craftsman who could pull one marvellous tune after another out of his hat almost at will.

Here, in the first complete cycle of Anderson’s orchestral music, the Anderson family has made available several pieces that the composer did not release, with some first recordings scattered among the familiar and not-so familiar titles.

Volume One closes with Anderson’s Piano Concerto which, since its revival in 1989, has been receiving an increasing number of performances.

Leroy Anderson: Bugler's Holiday

Bugler's Holiday

Leroy Anderson: Blue Tango

Blue Tango

Leroy Anderson: The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring

Leroy Anderson: Belle of the Ball

Belle of the Ball

Leroy Anderson: Governor Bradford March

Governor Bradford March

Leroy Anderson: Clarinet Candy

Clarinet Candy

Leroy Anderson: The Captains and the Kings

The Captains and the Kings

Leroy Anderson: The Golden Years

The Golden Years

Leroy Anderson: Chicken Reel

Chicken Reel

Leroy Anderson: Fiddle-Faddle

Fiddle-Faddle

Leroy Anderson: The Classical Jukebox

The Classical Jukebox

Leroy Anderson: China Doll

China Doll

Leroy Anderson: Balladette

Balladette

Leroy Anderson: Arietta

Arietta

Leroy Anderson: Piano Concerto in C major

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante

III. Allegro vivo

BBC Music Magazine

October 2008

****

“…the 1953 Piano Concerto… starts out as a Rachmaninov derivative but has a real gem of a slow movement that Gershwin might have signed. It's finely played by Jeffrey Biegel, while Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Concert Orchestra do an excellent job throughout.”

Gramophone Magazine

March 2008

“Naxos's ability to come up with winning ideas at knock-down prices never ceases to amaze… everything here is easy on the ear and beautifully played. It all leaves a delightful aftertaste and excites anticipation of Naxos's next instalment.”

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