Personalities | Howard Hanson | Modern Era | Classical

American composer

Hanson’s symphonies suggest an American Sibelius; his choral music is grandly optimistic (Song of Democracy, 1957; Songs of Human Rights, 1963) and his opera, Merry Mount, was well received at its premiere in 1933. He was Director of the Eastman School of Music for many years, where he made a notable reputation as promoter of American music.

Recommended Recording:
Symphony No. 2, op. 30, ‘Romantic’, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra (cond) Howard Hanson (Mercury)

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