Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he built a high-quality school and provided opportunities for commissioning and performing American music. In 1944, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 4, and received numerous other awards including the George Foster Peabody Award for Outstanding Entertainment in Music in 1946.

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An American RomanticHoward Hanson1


1987Hanson: Symphony no. 2 "Romantic" / Barber: Concerto for Violin and OrchestraHoward Hanson, Samuel Barber; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, Elmar Oliveira2
1989Howard Hanson Symphonies: no. 1 "Nordic" & no. 2 "Romantic"Howard Hanson; The Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
1990Hanson Conducts Hanson: Symphony no. 1 «Nordic» / Symphony no. 2 «Romantic» / Song of DemocracyHanson; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Eastman School of Music Chorus, Howard Hanson3
1991Hanson Conducts BlochErnest Bloch; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1991Symphony no. 3 / Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky / Lament for BeowulfHoward Hanson; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Howard Hanson1
1991Symphony no. 4 / Suite from "Merry Mount" / Lament for BeowulfHoward Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
1991Ives: Three Places in New England / Symphony no. 3 / Schuman: New England Triptych / Mennin: Symphony no. 5Charles Ives, William Schuman, Peter Mennin; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1992Howard Hanson Conducts Barber, Piston, Griffes, McCauley, Kennan, BergsmaEastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1992McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan / Sessions: The Black Maskers / Thomson: Symphony on a Hymn Tune / The Feast of LoveMcPhee, Sessions, Thomson; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1992Symphonies no. 7 "A Sea Symphony" & no. 5 "Sinfonia sacra / Piano Concerto / MosaicsHoward Hanson; Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale, Gerard Schwarz, Carol Rosenberger1
1992Symphonies no. 3 & no. 6Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
1994Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches / MacDowell: Suite for Large Orchestra / Peter: Sinfonia in GChadwick, MacDowell, Peter; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1994Music for Quiet ListeningEastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1994The Mystic TrumpeterHoward Hanson; Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony & Chorale1
1995CelebrationsHoward Hanson, Vincent Persichetti; Jack Stamp1
1995Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite / Mississippi Suite / Herbert: Cello Concerto no. 2Ferde Grofé, Victor Herbert; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson, Georges Miquelle1
2000Orchestral Works, Vol. 1: Symphony no. 1 "Nordic" / Merry Mount SuiteHoward Hanson; Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn1
2005Bold Island Suite / Symphony no. 2 "Romantic" / Suite From Merry MountHoward Hanson; Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel2
2011Symphony no. 4 “Requiem” / Symphony no. 5 “Sinfonia Sacra”Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
2011Symphony no. 2 “Romantic” / Lux Aeterna / MosaicsHoward Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
2012Symphony no. 6 / Lumen in Christo / Symphony no. 7 “A Sea Symphony”Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony and Chorale, Gerard Schwarz1
2013American AnthemSamuel Barber, Howard Hanson; Ying Quartet1
2020Pilgrimage: A Journey in Choral MusicHerbert Howells, Carracciolo, Hanson, Palestrina, Paulus; Résonance, A. Barron Breland1
2021AmericascapesLoeffler, Ruggles, Hanson, Cowell; Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino1
Piano ConcertosBarber, Copland, Hanson; MIT Symphony Orchestra, David Epstein, Abbott Ruskin, Eugene List1

Album + Compilation

1991Morton Gould: Spirituals / Fall River Legend / Samuel Barber: MedeaMorton Gould, Samuel Barber; Howard Hanson, Eastman-Rochester Orchestra1
1992Moore: Pageant of P.T. Barnum / Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator / Rogers: Once Upon a Time / Phillips: Selections from McGuffey's ReaderMoore, Carpenter, Rogers, Phillips; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson1
1994Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / Cuban OvertureGershwin; Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Howard Hanson, Eugene List1
1996The Composer and His OrchestraHoward Hanson1
1997Music for Quiet Listening, Volume 2Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, Howard Hanson1
1998Music of Howard Hanson, Volume OneHoward Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
1998Music of Howard Hanson, Volume TwoHoward Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1
2011Stravinsky: Symphony in C / Hindemith: Symphony in E-flat / Hartmann: Symphony no. 2 “Adagio” / Hansson: Symphony no. 4 “Requiem” / Harris: Symphony no. 7 / Hovhaness: Symphony no. 3Stravinsky, Hindemith, Hartmann, Hanson, Harris, Hovhaness; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Air, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski1

Album + Live

2020Aspects of America: Pulitzer EditionPiston, Gould, Hanson; Oregon Symphony, Carlos Kalmar2

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