Celebrate the holiday with A Leroy Anderson Christmas! This program contains a variety of beloved classic Christmas arrangements and original music by Leroy Anderson. Hosted by conductor Leonard Slatkin and the composer's son Kurt Anderson, the broadcast features recorded performances of Leroy Anderson's Christmas music with Leonard Slatkin conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Leroy Anderson conducting his orchestra.
Listeners will also hear Leroy Anderson commenting on his inspiration for writing some of his famous Christmas music, and what Christmas means to him.
Leroy Anderson has just the right touch with The Typewriter composed in 1950. It's one of many short, light orchestral works that the prolific composer wrote between 1946 and 1970. Many were performed by the Boston Pops under the direction of Arthur Fiedler.