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Leroy Anderson - Complete Orchestral Works

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8505259

Barcode: 0747313525935

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 5

Release Date: 3rd December 2021

Contents

Artists

Jeffrey Biegel (piano)
Alistair Young (piano)
David McCallum (trumpet)
Alasdair Malloy (typewriter)
Catherine Moore (trumpet)
Kim Criswell (soprano)
William Dazeley (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Works

Anderson, Leroy

A Christmas Festival
A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Alma Mater
Arietta
Balladette
Belle of the Ball (version with voice)
Belle of the Ball
Blue Tango (version with voice)
Blue Tango
Bugler's Holiday
Chicken Reel
China Doll
Clarinet Candy
Fiddle-Faddle
Forgotten Dreams (arr. R Wendel for voice and orchestra)
Forgotten Dreams
Goldilocks (excerpts)
Governor Bradford March
Harvard Festival
Harvard Sketches
Home Stretch
Horse and Buggy
Irish Suite
Jazz Legato
Jazz Pizzicato
Lullaby of the Drums
March of the two Left Feet
Melody on Two Notes
Mother's Whistler
Of thee I sing: Wintergreen for President
Old MacDonald had a Farm
Piano Concerto in C major
Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Promenade
Sandpaper Ballet
Saraband
Scottish Suite
Serenata
Sleigh Ride
Song of Jupiter (arr. of Handel: Semele, HWV58 'Where'er you walk')
Song of the Bells
Suite of Carols (version for brass)
Suite of Carols (version for strings)
Suite of Carols (version for woodwinds)
Summer Skies
The Captains and the Kings
The Classical Jukebox
The First Day of Spring
The Girl in Satin
The Golden Years
The Music Man
The Penny Whistle Song
The Phantom Regiment
The Syncopated Clock
The Typewriter
The Waltzing Cat
To a Wild Rose (arr. for orchestra)
Waltz around the scale
Whistling Kettle
Woodbury Fanfare

Artists

Jeffrey Biegel (piano)
Alistair Young (piano)
David McCallum (trumpet)
Alasdair Malloy (typewriter)
Catherine Moore (trumpet)
Kim Criswell (soprano)
William Dazeley (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

About

Leroy Anderson occupies a unique place in American music. Rigorously trained in the classical tradition, Anderson wrote tunes that topped the pop charts, making compositions such as Sleigh Ride and The Typewriter world famous. Anderson was a meticulous craftsman who could seemingly compose marvelous tunes at will, and he has been praised by composer John Williams as ‘one of the great American masters of light orchestral music’. This first set of Anderson’s orchestral music includes several previously unpublished pieces made available by the Anderson family, with world premiere recordings included among many familiar and not-so familiar titles.

This edition has the advantage of including premiere recordings of pieces not released in Anderson’s lifetime, and made available to us by the Anderson family. It is a significant attraction, alongside the sheer verve and quality of Leonard Slatkin’s conducting and the marvellous playing of the BBC Concert Orchestra, an ensemble brought into being for this very genre of light music. Anderson’s music has its own associations with Christmas for a wide public, and the release of this boxed set in advance of the holiday season is no coincidence.

Each individual release of this edition attracted a great deal of interest and was warmly welcomed by the critical press, with Vol.1 (8559313) much admired by Gramophone: ‘This is an album to buy – even if you have tons of Leroy Anderson in your collection already.’ ClassicsToday.com wrote of Vol.2 (8559356) that ‘Anderson’s brand of melodious charm is timeless, and you’ll doubtless find many very enjoyable discoveries on this well-played, well-engineered disc.’

Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is music director laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and directeur musical honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator. Slatkin has received six Grammy Awards and 34 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Berlioz (with the ONL), and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO).

Jeffrey Biegel is soloist in the tuneful Piano Concerto in C major, received with excitement by Gramophone: ‘Biegel plays the “over the top” Concerto with pizzazz!’ His many other Naxos recordings include concertos by Neil Sedaka and Keith Emerson (8573490), in which Fanfare stated: ‘Jeffrey Biegel’s artistry is beautifully showcased on this recording.’

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