Our featured composer for today is the American Composer Howard Hanson. A native of the plains ( Wahoo. NE) he became the Director of the Eastman-Rochester School of Music, conductor of its orchestra and a well known composer. But first:
String Quintet in C, Op. 25, No. 4 by Luigi Boccherini played by Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante.
String Quartet No. 3 in B flat, Op. 67 of Johannes Brahms performed by the Alban Berg Quartet.
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
Rythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns by Howard Hanson. Kenneth Schemmerhorn conducting the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 21 "Nordic" by Howard Hanson. Howard Hanson conducting the Eastman-Rochester Orchestra.
Suite from "Merry Mount" by Howard Hanson, Kenneth Schemmerhorn and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American" of William Grant Still. Karl Krueger and The Royal Philharmonic.
Duo Concertant by Igor Stravinsky with Igor Stravinsky at the piano and Joseph Szigeti on the violin.