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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 5 - Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 / Lumen in Christo (Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra, Schwarz)


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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 5 - Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 / Lumen in Christo (Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra, Schwarz)

Hanson’s last two symphonies offer a fitting conclusion to his compositional career. Commissioned for the 185th anniversary season of the New York Philharmonic and dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, the romantic Sixth is cast in six continuous movements pervaded by a haunting three-note motif. The Seventh sets the poetry of Walt Whitman and reaffirms Hanson’s Sibelian inheritance whilst proudly ending his own symphonic cycle in a blaze of glory. Lumen in Christo, which intriguingly bears the inscription “with variations on themes by Haydn and Handel,” is a choral work for women’s voices that sets sacred texts on the subject of light, ending in ethereal calm. “I found this to be an even more satisfying release than its predecessor, and it is sure to please those who have been enjoying Schwarz’s Hanson survey.” (Fanfare on the original Delos release of Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6)

Hanson, Howard

  Symphony No. 6
1.   I. Andante 00:03:43
2.   II. Allegro scherzando 00:04:52
3.   III. Adagio 00:04:58
4.   IV. Allegro assai 00:02:10
5.   V. Adagio 00:02:53
6.   VI. Allegro 00:01:57

Hanson, Howard
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Lumen in Christo
7.   I. Largo 00:10:54
8.   II. Andante 00:10:39

Hanson, Howard
Whitman, Walt, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 7, "The Sea"
9.   I. Lo, the unbounded sea 00:07:44
10.   II. The untold want 00:04:19
11.   III. Joy, shipmate, joy! 00:06:10

Total Playing Time: 01:00:19

Hanson, Howard

Bible; Whitman, Walt

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony Chorale

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559704

Barcode: 636943970423

Physical Release: 01/2012

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