LEROY ANDERSON (1908-1975): Complete Orchestral Works - Piano Concerto, Sleigh Ride, Plink, Plank, Plunk!, The Typewriter, The Syncopated Clock, The Golden Years, Jazz Pizzicato, The Waltzing Cat, Goldilocks, Irish Suite, Scottish Suite, Suite of Carols, Alma Mater and around 50 more small pieces.
Catalogue Number: 01X046
Format: CD reissue
Description: 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.’ 5 CDs. Jeffrey Biegel (piano), Kim Criswell (soprano), William Dazeley (baritone), BBC Concert Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin. Original 2008 releases.