on 20 November 2000
Some years ago I bought the Hanson series on Delos which didn't convince. You're always told the - certainly his first symphonies - have to have the dark Sibelius touch. Well you won't find it with Schwarz.
Now, with this recording and very convincing playing by a well-trained (provincial) orchestra you'll have top quality performances for a very low prices.
I heard the tone poem Pan and the Priest for the first time ever and it blowed me over.
Volume 1 sounds very good, if they'll record all of Hanson's works I'll sell the Delos Series. Anyone interested?