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Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 - Lumen in Christo



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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
Facts
Item number 8559704
Barcode 636943970423
Release date 1/31/2012
Category Orchestral
Label NAXOS AMERICAN CLASSICS SRM
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Conductor Schwarz, Gerard
Disc: 1
1 I. Andante 00:03:43 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
2 II. Allegro scherzando 00:04:52 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
3 III. Adagio 00:04:58 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
4 IV. Allegro assai 00:02:10 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
5 V. Adagio 00:02:53 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
6 VI. Allegro 00:01:57 Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
7 I. Largo 00:10:54 Seattle Symphony Chorale Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
8 II. Andante 00:10:39 Seattle Symphony Chorale Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
9 I. Lo, the unbounded sea 00:07:44 Seattle Symphony Chorale Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
10 II. The untold want 00:04:19 Seattle Symphony Chorale Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
11 III. Joy, shipmate, joy! 00:06:10 Seattle Symphony Chorale Schwarz, Gerard Seattle Symphony
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