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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 3 / Merry Mount Suite (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

    

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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 3 / Merry Mount Suite (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Hanson’s symphonic cycle is one of the most important in American music. The Third Symphony, composed between 1936 and 1938, is imbued with the rich Nordic sensibility that runs through the First. It owes its impetus to the pioneering Swedish settlements in America, and its expansive lyricism is beautifully calibrated, with a chorale theme acting as a hopeful constant throughout the journey. Hanson wrote his opera Merry Mount, possibly his most ambitious work, in 1934. Four years later he produced this vibrant orchestral suite. The complete opera, conducted by Gerard Schwarz, is available on 8.669012–13. “[T]he power of Hanson’s earlier works lies in the unabashed hyperbole of their gestures, the unstinting lavishness of their orchestration, and, most of all, their sincere fervor and conviction.” (Fanfare on the original Delos release)


Hanson, Howard

  Symphony No. 3, Op. 33
1.   I. Andante lamentando - Agitato 00:10:37
2.   II. Andante tranquillo 00:08:52
3.   III. Tempo scherzando 00:05:35
4.   IV. Largamente e pesante 00:10:56
  Merry Mount Suite, Op. 31
5.   I. Overture 00:03:00
6.   II. Children's Dance 00:01:48
7.   III. Love Duet 00:04:44
8.   IV. Prelude to Act II and Maypole Dances 00:06:30

Total Playing Time: 00:52:02






Composer(s):
Hanson, Howard

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard

Orchestra(s):
Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559702

Barcode: 636943970225

Physical Release: 11/2011

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