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

Composer(s)Hanson, Howard
Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559702
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
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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

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HANSON, H.: Symphonies (Complete), Vol. 3 - Symphony No. 3 / Merry Mount Suite (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz) 52:02   
  Symphony No. 3, Op. 33          
      I. Andante lamentando - Agitato 10:37       
      II. Andante tranquillo 8:52       
      III. Tempo scherzando 5:35       
      IV. Largamente e pesante 10:56       
  Merry Mount Suite, Op. 31          
      I. Overture 3:00       
      II. Children's Dance 1:48       
      III. Love Duet 4:44       
      IV. Prelude to Act II and Maypole Dances 6:30       
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