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The Music Of Leroy Anderson / Ensemble Vivant & Toronto Symphony


Release Date: 05/04/2009 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 9356  
Composer:  Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Catherine WilsonRobert ConwayMark SkazinetskyJack Mendelsohn
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony OrchestraEnsemble Vivant
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Music of Leroy Anderson is a tribute to one of America’s true originals. Leroy Anderson’s music is unique, fun and has never lost its quality of freshness. His music sparkles with elegance and embodies the essence of his poetic soul rich with lyricism, wit and ingenuity. His imagination offers an array of colors, sonorities, moods and emotion — never ceasing to uplift the spirit, each piece speaking to the listener’s heart. The album features not only Leroy Anderson’s most famous pieces, like The Syncopated Clock, Bugler’s Holiday, The Typewriter and Sandpaper Ballet, it also features Catherine Wilson performing Anderson’s Piano Concerto in C major. Of course, no Leroy Anderson album would be complete without his best-loved work — Read more Sleigh Ride, which is also included. Ensemble Vivant is joined by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by the legendary Skitch Henderson, known coast to coast as the band leader on the Tonight Show with Steve Allen. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in C major by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Catherine Wilson (Piano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
2.
Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
3.
Goldilocks: I never know when by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
4.
Promenade by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Catherine Wilson (Piano), Robert Conway (Piano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
5.
Forgotten Dreams by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
6.
Bugler's Holiday by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
7.
The First Day of Spring by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
8.
Saraband by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
9.
Goldilocks: Lady in Waiting by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
10.
Girl in Satin by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
11.
Irish Suite: Minstrel Boy by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
12.
Jazz Pizzicato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
13.
Jazz Legato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
14.
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Catherine Wilson (Piano), Robert Conway (Piano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
15.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
16.
Trumpeter's Lullaby by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
17.
Scottish Suite: Turn ye to Me by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
18.
Serenata by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
19.
Belle of the Ball by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
20.
Golden Years by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
21.
Fiddle Faddle by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
22.
Summer Skies by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
The Waltzing Cat by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
24.
Saraband by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
25.
Sandpaper Ballet by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
26.
Arietta by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
27.
Plink, Plank, Plunk! by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
28.
Jazz Legato by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
29.
Clarinet Candy by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
30.
Song of the Bells by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
31.
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Mark Skazinetsky (Violin), Jack Mendelsohn (Cello)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Ensemble Vivant
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in C major: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto in C major: II. Andante
Piano Concerto in C major: III. Allegro vivo
The Syncopated Clock
Goldilocks: I Never Know When
Promenade
Forgotten Dreams
Bugler's Holiday
The First Day of Spring
Saraband: (version for orchestra)
Goldilocks: Lady in Waiting, Waltz
The Girl in Satin
Irish Suite: II. The Minstrel Boy
Jazz Pizzicato
Jazz Legato: (version 1)
The Typewriter
Sleigh Ride
A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Belle of the Ball
Turn Ye to Me
Serenata
The Golden Years
Fiddle-Faddle
Summer Skies
The Waltzing Cat
Saraband: (version for piano duet and orchestra)
Sandpaper Ballet
Arietta
Jazz Legato: (version 2)
Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Clarinet Candy
Song of the Bells
Blue Tango

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