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

Total Playing Time: 01:09:45






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: 8.559703

Barcode: 636943970324

Release Date: 12/2011

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