Howard Hanson http://wrti.org en Mark Pinto Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-recommends-5 <p><b>Howard Hanson: Symphony No.2, "Romantic," <i>Lux Aeterna</i>, <i>Mosaics</i><br /><br /> Seattle Symphony with conductor Gerard Schwarz</b><br /><br /></p> <p>Naxos has re-released the late '80s/early '90s recordings by Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony of the symphonies of American composer Howard Hanson (1896-1981). Esteemed during his lifetime as a composer, conductor, and educator, his music has been surprisingly under-recorded. Thus, these reissued CDs containing all seven symphonies and other choice orchestral and choral works are most welcome. The recording I've selected offers a new generation of admirers an excellent introduction to the music of this true American treasure.<br /><br /></p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:17:00 +0000 Mark Pinto 3155 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Recommends...