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Hanson, Howard 1896-1981

Overview
Works: 1,426 works in 2,931 publications in 3 languages and 31,978 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Musical settings  Songs and music  Scores  Suites  Music  Concertos  Arrangements (Music)  Art music  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Conductor, Performer, Composer, Narrator, Editor, Speaker, Instrumentalist, Director, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Dedicator, Honoree, Translator
Classifications: M1001, 781.22
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Howard Hanson
Harmonic materials of modern music; resources of the tempered scale by Howard Hanson( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2, opus 30 : "Romantic" by Howard Hanson( )

56 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanson conducts Hanson by Howard Hanson( Recording )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonic sketches by G. W Chadwick( Recording )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Canyon suite ; Mississippi suite by Ferde Grofé( )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes in English by Christopher Palmer
Orchestral works by Howard Hanson( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for quiet listening by Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra( )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanson conducts Bloch by Ernest Bloch( )

4 editions published in 1991 and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merry Mount by Howard Hanson( )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano music by Howard Hanson( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 in E minor : Nordic ; Elegy in memory of Serge Koussevitsky ; Symphony no. 2 : Romantic by Howard Hanson( Recording )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiesta in hi-fi by Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra( )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2, op. 30 : "Romantic" by Howard Hanson( )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony #3 ; Elegy ; Lament for Beowulf by Howard Hanson( )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hanson described his symphony as "large-proportioned" and "full-throated"--True estimates of melodic curves, dynamic thrusts, and ripeness of color that yield a music of discernment and craftsmanship. Tonality is the king in this musical court, dressed in modal array. One senses a religious fervor throughout the score. It has emotional impact; it rings true. In the Hanson symphony there is no false posturing. It is music with a wonderful rapport of style, finish, and romantic beauty. The Elegy in Memory of My Friend Serge Koussevitzky represents a long and productive association between Hanson and the Boston Symphony. A suave, flowing theme for strings opens the Elegy and at once sets the mood of the work. Although scoring for full orchestra, Hanson treats his musical forces with the utmost economy. Dramatic utterances in which the brass figure prominently alternate with warmly expressive string writing. The work swells to a mighty climax and concludes in a hushed phrase played by the upper strings. The Lament for Beowulf was, in the words of the composer, "to realize in the music the austerity and stoicism and the heroic atmosphere of the poem. This is true Anglo-Saxon poetry and may well serve as a basis for music composed by an American ..." Musically, the work follows the text, the following précis of which Hanson provides: "There is a brief picture of the great burial mound by the sea on which the funeral pyre of the hero is built. A great beacon mound is constructed and on it are placed the trophies of the hero, mementos of his famous battles and victories. The women lament as the mound is built by the warriors. Then follows an episode in which the wife of the hero and her handmaidens voice their grief. The young warriors in a group surround the bier of their dead king and tell of his prowess. The work ends with the eulogy of the great hero." - Booklet in container
Symphony no. 1 in E minor, opus 21 : Nordic by Howard Hanson( )

36 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade for flute and piano op. 35 by Howard Hanson( )

35 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of Howard Hanson : Volume one by Howard Hanson( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of democracy : for chorus of mixed voices with piano : [op. 44] by Howard Hanson( )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pageant of P.T. Barnum by Douglas Moore( )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organ concerto by Howard Hanson( )

3 editions published in 2006 and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hanson

Hanson, Howard.

Hanson, Howard, 1896-

Hanson, Howard H. 1896-1981

Hanson, Howard Harold

Hanson, Howard Harold 1896-1981

Hensonas Hovardas

Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson Amerikaans dirigent (1896-1981)

Howard Hanson amerikai zeneszerző

Howard Hanson compositore e direttore d'orchestra statunitense

Howard Hanson kompozytor amerykański, dyrygent

Howard Hanson US-amerikanischer Pianist und Komponist

הווארד הנסון

هاوارد هنسون

هوارد هانسون

ハワード・ハンソン

ハンソン, ハワード

霍华德·汉森

Languages
English (137)

German (10)

Dutch (1)