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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 4 - Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 / Elegy / Dies natalis I (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 4 - Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 / Elegy / Dies natalis I (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

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)

Hanson, Howard

  Symphony No. 4, Op. 34, "The Requiem"
1.   I. Kyrie: Andante inquieto 00:09:36
2.   II. Requiescat: Largo 00:05:43
3.   III. Dies irae: Presto 00:02:38
4.   IV. Lux aeterna: Largo pastorale 00:07:48
  Symphony No. 5, Op. 43, "Sinfonia sacra"
5.   Symphony No. 5, Op. 43, "Sinfonia sacra" 00:15:10
  Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky
6.   Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky 00:12:43
  Dies natalis I
7.   Introduction and Chorale: Maestoso 00:04:05
8.   Variation 1: Poco più mosso 00:01:30
9.   Variation 2: Allegro 00:00:42
10.   Variation 3: Pesante 00:01:28
11.   Variation 4: Andante calmo, nel modo Gregoriano 00:01:03
12.   Variation 5: Allegro feroce 00:00:52
13.   Variation 6: Larghetto semplice 00:01:37
14.   Variation 7: Allegro tempestuoso 00:00:21
15.   Finale: Poco a poco ritardando al tempo giusto 00:04:29

Total Playing Time: 01:09:45

Hanson, Howard

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559703

Barcode: 636943970324

Physical Release: 12/2011

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