Friday, 2 January 2015

Howard Hanson - Symphony 2 ("Romantic")

Hanson (1896-1981) was a neo-romantic American composer, whose excellent cycle of seven symphonies make him a contender for the title "greatest American symphonist" for me. I picked his masterpiece, the justly named Romantic symphony no. 2, op.30, from 1930. Relevant links below (YouTube in 3 links, 1, 2, 3).