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Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 2 / Slatkin, BBC


Release Date: 04/29/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559356   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Alistair YoungDavid McCallum
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you enjoyed Vol. 1 in this ongoing series of Leroy Anderson's warm and beautifully crafted orchestral works, then you'll surely want this release as well (and probably the next one too). The performances are just as fine, and once again we get several important premieres, most notably A Harvard Festival (a sort of Academic Festival Overture, complete with organ to add extra weight to the climaxes) and Lullaby of the Drums. Only a few of Anderson's better-known works are here, most particularly The Waltzing Cat and Jazz Pizzicato, and once again there is one (relatively) large piece, the Suite of Carols, though this doesn't compare in importance to the marvelous Piano Concerto featured in Volume 1. Still, Anderson's brand of melodious Read more charm is timeless, and you'll doubtless find many very enjoyable discoveries on this well played, well engineered disc. Kudos also go to Slatkin for lavishing such care and enthusiasm on "pops" repertoire. Easily recommendable.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com

Also available - Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 1
Jeffrey Biegel's rendition of the terrific Piano Concerto is the best yet. Among the smaller pieces you'll find familiar favorites, but also some lesser-known but no less delicious surprises. Under Slatkin's baton the melodies flow effortlessly. -- ClassicsToday.com

Also available - Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 3
Naxos continues its celebration of Leroy Anderson's 100th anniversary year with this third volume of his works, including popular favorites "The Typewriter," "Sandpaper Ballet," and "The Syncopated Clock."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Woodbury Fanfare by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
A Harvard Festival by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Alistair Young (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
4.
Whistling Kettle by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Horse and Buggy by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
The Waltzing Cat by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7.
Home Stretch by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
8.
Girl in Satin by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
March of the Two Left Feet by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Waltz Around the Scale by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11.
Lullaby of the Drums by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
12.
Jazz Legato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
13.
Jazz Pizzicato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
14.
Song of the Bells by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
15.
Song of Jupiter by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  David McCallum (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
16.
Suite of Carols for String Orchestra by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Concert Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 12 Minutes 24 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

A Harvard Festival
Jazz Legato

Sound Samples

Horse and Buggy
The Waltzing Cat
Song of the Bells
Suite of Carols (version for string orchestra): Suite of Carols (version for strings)

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