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

Composer(s):Hanson, Howard
Artist(s) Seattle Symphony Chorale, Choir • Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredChoral - SecularOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559704
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


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

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Review By Steve Arloff,MusicWeb International,May 2012

The obvious admiration that Schwarz has for both the man and the music makes all these performances both telling and convincing. The Seattle Symphony give their all while the Seattle Symphony Chorus (Chorale) is wonderfully impressive in the two works in which they feature. I read that the 120 members volunteer more than 30,000 hours each year—now that’s what I call “the big society”!

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Review By Carlo Bianchi,Musica,May 2012


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Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Review By Rob Barnett,MusicWeb International,March 2012

As with the earlier volumes Schwarz brooks no dilution of the music. Nothing is routine or careless.

The old passionate munitions and the aggressive air-burst energy is still there in the six-movement Sixth Symphony. Lumen in Christo growls with awe. © 2012 MusicWeb International Read complete review



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