Howard Hanson Conducts - Moore, Carpenter, Rogers, Phillips (APE)
Howard Hanson Conducts – Moore, Carpenter, Rogers, Phillips (APE)

Composer: John Alden Carpenter, Douglas S. Moore, Burrill Phillips, Bernard Rogers
Orchestra: Eastman-Rochester Orchestra
Conductor: Howard Hanson
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Mercury
Size: 337 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum – 1. Boyhood at Bethel
02. Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum – 2. Joice Heth _ 161 Year Old Negress
03. Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum – 3. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb
04. Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum – 4. Jenny Lind
05. Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum – 5. Circus Parade
06. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 1. En voiture!
07. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 2. The Policeman
08. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 3. The Hurdy-Gurdy
09. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 4. The Lake
10. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 5. Dogs
11. Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator – 6. Dreams
12. Rogers: Once Upon a Time – Suite of 5 Fairy Tales – 1. The Tinder-Box Soldier
13. Rogers: Once Upon a Time – Suite of 5 Fairy Tales – 2. The Song of Rapunzel
14. Rogers: Once Upon a Time – Suite of 5 Fairy Tales – 3. The Story of a Darning Needle
15. Rogers: Once Upon a Time – Suite of 5 Fairy Tales – 4. Dance of the Twelve Princesses
16. Rogers: Once Upon a Time – Suite of 5 Fairy Tales – 5. The Ride of Koschei the Deathless
17. Phillips: Selections from McGuffey’s Reader – 1. The One-Horse Shay
18. Phillips: Selections from McGuffey’s Reader – 2. John Alden and Priscilla
19. Phillips: Selections from McGuffey’s Reader – 3. Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Let’s be coherent with stars and give Hanson his due

Collectors for so many, many years have yearned for original vinyl issues of these, that there was a yelp for joy heard across the US when Mercury got around to reissuing them.
The old performances in all their unapproachable, glorious sound, hold up compellingly over the years (what a first-rate orchestra the E-R was!) They’re all three tremendously good works, among the best of their creators, full of the burgeoning creativity of the American compositional mind.
This disk is just as valuable as testament to Hanson’s amazing power as an interpreter and advocate for the best American music. He never pretended he understood all of it, or cherished all of it, but he unfailingly selected first-rate material that he could communicate like no one else for his recordings, and we’re all the better for it.

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