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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2017, 10:44:28 AM »
I love Hanson's music :) Going by the adjusted rule of two symphonies allowed, here's my list:

Symphony no. 2 "Romantic"
Symphony no. 3
Piano Concerto
Merry Mount Suite
Mosaics
Very nice list Kyle. Do you know 'Bold Island Suite' mentioned above? An excellent work. Other than the symphonies and the works mentioned by you I like Dies Natalis, Lament for Beowulf (hardly mentioned here I think) and Pan and the Priest.
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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2017, 08:07:02 PM »
Very nice list Kyle. Do you know 'Bold Island Suite' mentioned above? An excellent work. Other than the symphonies and the works mentioned by you I like Dies Natalis, Lament for Beowulf (hardly mentioned here I think) and Pan and the Priest.

Yes, I know the Bold Island Suite. It's a fine piece, but for me lacks the passionately ecstatic lyricism that make many of his other works so special. I've had the gloriously life-affirming ending of his Third Symphony going around in my head the past couple days - an overall amazing piece.
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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2017, 07:09:58 PM »
So far, I only know the symphonies, and what symphonies! I hope to remedy this soon. This cycle is quite satisfying. For now I say these ones:

Symphony 2
Symphony 3 (the No. 1 is very close behind)

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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2017, 05:31:55 PM »
Reading the thread about Hanson, today I've finished to listen to the Hanson's works I own. I wasn't disappointed by any of them. Hanson had an incredible talent to compose such impressive pieces. Having said that, these are my last choices, probably in this order:

Symphony no. 2
Symphony no. 3
Merry Mount Suite
Lux Aeterna
Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth

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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2017, 12:34:54 AM »
I'm the only one who likes Pan and the Priest.
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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2017, 08:00:24 AM »
I'm the only one who likes Pan and the Priest.

I'm sure I'd like it if I listened to it, Jeffrey - must give it a spin soon.
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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2017, 01:40:43 AM »
I'm sure I'd like it if I listened to it, Jeffrey - must give it a spin soon.
Although not mentioned on the front of the CD it features on this fine CD of Hanson's music conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn which you may already know Kyle.

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Re: Five favourite works by Howard Hanson (one symphony allowed)
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2017, 10:05:19 AM »
Although not mentioned on the front of the CD it features on this fine CD of Hanson's music conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn which you may already know Kyle.



Yes, that's a great disc, Jeffrey. I listened to Pan and Priest a couple days ago and enjoyed it very much - see my most recent post in the Hanson thread :)
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