Hanson, H: Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 'Requiem'

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Harris: Symphony No. 3 & Hanson: Symphony No. 4

Harris: Symphony No. 3 & Hanson: Symphony No. 4


Hanson, H:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 'Requiem'

Harris, Roy:

Symphony No. 3


Recorded 1953

Naxos Classical Archives - 981162

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Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5


Hanson, H:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 'Requiem'

Symphony No. 5, 'Sinfonia Sacra'

Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky, Op. 44

Dies Natalis (1967)


Hanson’s symphonic cycle reached a profound spiritual crux at the time of the Fourth Symphony, which was written, in effect, as a Requiem for his father. It journeys from turbulence to the simplicity of resolution, in a way both characteristic and also deeply moving. The Fifth Symphony also evokes religious imagery in a tautly structured, richly atmospheric canvas. The Lutheran element surfaces too in Dies Natalis, whilst Hanson’s admiration for Serge Koussevitzky is marked by the Elegy he wrote for the conductor. “Schwarz’s commitment to the music is evident in every bar: you really can take the quality, not least of his marvellous orchestra, for granted.” (Gramophone on the original Delos release)

“This disc demonstrates how both Gregorian chant and the Lutheran chorale undergird the structure of many of Hanson’s works” MusicWeb International, June 2012

“Hanson apparently regarded the Fourth, (1943), composed as a requiem for his father, as his finest work, while the single-movement Fifth, completed 11 years later, was subtitled Sinfonia Sacra. Both are imposing, economical works with an austerity that emphasises their debt to Sibelius” The Guardian, 25th January 2012 ***

Naxos American Classics Gerard Schwarz Complete Howard Hanson Symphonies - 8559703

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Stokowski conducts Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hartmann and others

Stokowski conducts Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hartmann and others


Hanson, H:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 'Requiem'

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Harris, Roy:

Symphony No. 7

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

Hartmann, K:

Symphony No. 2

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Hindemith:

Symphony in E flat

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Hovhaness:

Symphony No. 3, Op. 148

Symphony of the Air

Stravinsky:

Symphony in C

NBC Symphony Orchestra


This is the second release in our Historical series of Leopold Stokowski conducting premieres of important twentieth-century symphonies. On this unique two-CD set, we have six symphonies, by Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hanson, Harris, Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Alan Hovhaness, further examples of the conducting genius that was Leopold Stokowski, amongst which is the uniquely valuable only surviving recording of Roy Harris's impressive Seventh Symphony - the work was extensively revised after this performance took place. The performance of Hartmann's Second Symphony 'Adagio' with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1955 earned the composer's total admiration. This is a superb and immensely valuable issue.

Guild Historical - GHCD2379/80

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Music of Howard Hanson, Volume 1

Music of Howard Hanson, Volume 1


Hanson, H:

Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, for piano and strings

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 'Romantic'

Symphony No. 4, Op. 34 'Requiem'

Symphony No. 6

Symphony No. 7 'Sea Symphony'

Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings, Op. 35

Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky, Op. 44

Mosaics


“Gerard Schwarz's red-blooded 1988 account of the Second Symphony (Romantic) remains a match for any rival. Schwarz and his excellent Seattle band do full justice to its dark opulence, concision and organic power. Similarly, there's no missing the communicative ardour and clean-limbed security of Schwarz's lucid reading of the Sixth. Commissioned in 1967 by the New York Philharmonic for their 185th anniversary season, it boasts a formidable thematic economy and intriguing formal scheme of which Hanson himself was justifiably proud. Its successor, A Sea Symphony from 1977, sets texts from Walt Whitman's Leavesof Grass. In the unashamedly jubilant finale Hanson fleetingly quotes from his Romantic Symphony of more than four decades earlier: it's a spine-tingling moment in a score of consummate assurance and stirring aspiration.
Schwarz's traversal finds the Seattle Symphony Chorale on rousing form.
We also get exemplary renderings of the pretty 1945 Serenade for flute, harp and strings (a gift for Hanson's wife-to-be, Margaret Elizabeth Nelson) and characteristically inventive FantasyVariations on a Theme of Youth from 1951 (with Carol Rosenberger a deft soloist), both these featuring Schwarz directing the New York Chamber Symphony. The present warmhearted accounts of both the Elegy in memory ofSerge Koussevitzky and Mosaics (which is a highly appealing set of variations written in 1957 for Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra) need not fear comparison with the composer's own Mercury recordings. The engineering is wonderfully ripe.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Delos Double - DE3705

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