Leroy Anderson

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Leroy Anderson
Nazionalità Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Musica sinfonica
Musica leggera
Periodo di attività 1936-1975
Strumento pianoforte, organo

Leroy Anderson (Cambridge, 29 giugno 1908Woodbury, 18 maggio 1975) è stato un compositore statunitense.

Biografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Anderson diventò famoso grazie ai suoi pezzi brevi ed originali da concerto che compose dietro un suggerimento di Arthur Fiedler per la Boston Pops Orchestra.

Anderson studiò all'Harvard University (pianoforte, trombone, composizione, organo, contrabbasso) e dirigeva l'orchestra dell'università. Durante la seconda guerra mondiale lavorò al Pentagono come interprete.

Le registrazioni delle sue opere furono grandi successi commerciali. Blue Tango raggiunse la prima posizione nella Billboard Hot 100 per cinque settimane e fu la prima registrazione strumentale che è stata venduta un milione di volte.

Le sue opere sono state impiegate diverse volte nei film:

  • Who's minding the store, 1963, con Jerry Lewis, canzone: The Typewriter
  • Sleepless in Seattle, 1993, Sleigh Ride

Opere (cronologico)[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  • 1935 Do You Think That Love Is Here To Stay?
  • 1935 Love May Come and Love May Go
  • 1935 The Music in My Heart
  • 1935 What's the Use of Love?
  • 1936 Harvard Fantasy
  • 1938 Jazz Legato
  • 1938 Jazz Pizzicato
  • 1939 Ticonderoga March
  • 194- Easter Song
  • 1940 Mother's Whistler
  • 1945 The Syncopated Clock
  • 1945 Promenade
  • 1946 Cambridge Centennial March of Industry
  • 1946 Chicken Reel
  • 1947 Fiddle-Faddle
  • 1947 & 1949 The Irish Suite :
    • 1947 The Irish Washerwoman
    • 1947 The Minstrel Boy
    • 1947 The Rakes of Mallow
    • 1947 The Last Rose of Summer
    • 1949 The Wearing of the Green
    • 1949 The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • 1947 Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • 1947 Serenata
  • 1948 Governor Bradford March
  • 1948 Saraband
  • 1948 Sleigh Ride
  • 1949 A Trumpeter's Lullaby
  • 1950 A Christmas Festival (9:00)
  • 1950 Classical Jukebox
  • 1950 The Typewriter
  • 1950 The Waltzing Cat
  • 1951 Belle of the Ball
  • 1951 Blue Tango
  • 1951 China Doll
  • 1951 Horse and Buggy
  • 1951 The Penny Whistle Song
  • 1951 The Phantom Regiment
  • 1951 Plink, Plank, Plunk!
  • 1951 Song of Jupiter
  • 1952 A Christmas Festival (5:45)
  • 1953 The Girl in Satin
  • 1953 Concerto per pianoforte ed orchestra in Do maggiore
  • 1953 Song of the Bells
  • 1953 Summer Skies
  • 1954 Alma Mater
  • 1954 Bugler's Holiday
  • 1954 The First Day of Spring
  • 1954 Forgotten Dreams
  • 1954 Sandpaper Ballet
  • 1954 Scottish Suite :
    • The Bluebells of Scotland
    • Turn Ye To Me
  • 1955 Suite of Carols for Strings
  • 1955 Suite of Carols for Brass
  • 1955 Suite of Carols for Woodwinds
  • 1958 Goldilocks :
    • Goldilocks Overture
    • Come to Me
    • Guess Who
    • Heart of Stone (Pyramid Dance)
    • He'll Never Stray
    • Hello
    • If I Can't Take it With Me
    • I Never Know When to Say When
    • Lady in Waiting
    • Lazy Moon
    • Little Girls
    • My Last Spring
    • Save a Kiss
    • Shall I Take My Heart and Go?
    • Tag-a-long Kid
    • The Pussy Foot
    • Town House Maxixe
    • Who's Been Sitting in My Chair ?
  • 1959 Woodbury Fanfare
  • 196- An Old Fashioned Song
  • 1961 Piece for Rolf
  • 1962 Arietta
  • 1962 Balladette
  • 1962 The Captains and the Kings
  • 1962 Clarinet Candy
  • 1962 The Golden Years
  • 1962 Home Stretch
  • 1962 You Can Always Tell a Harvard Man
  • 1966 Chatterbox
  • 1966 The Cowboy and His Horse
  • 1966 Hens and Chickens
  • 1966 Melody on Two Notes
  • 1966 The Whistling Kettle
  • 1970 Birthday Party
  • 1970 Lullaby of the Drums
  • 1970 March of the Two Left Feet
  • 1970 To a Wild Rose (Edward MacDowell)
  • 1970 Waltz Around the Scale
  • 1972 Wedding March for Jane and Peter
  • 1973 Second Regiment Connecticut National Guard March

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Voci correlate[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Discografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Registrazioni del compositore[2]
  • Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite (Decca DL 4050; 1952)
  • Leroy Anderson conducts Blue Tango and other Favorites (Decca DL 8121; 1958)
  • A Christmas Festival (Decca DL 78925 (s); 1959)
  • Leroy Anderson Conducts Leroy Anderson (Decca DL 78865 (s); 1959)
  • Leroy Anderson Conducts His Music (Decca DL 78954 (s); 1960)
  • The New Music of Leroy Anderson (Decca DL 74335 (s); 1962)
  • The Leroy Anderson Collection (Digitally remastered from original Decca analog recordings) (MCA Classics MCAD2-9815-A&B; 1988)
  • The Best of Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride (Digitally remastered from original Decca analog master recordings) (MCA Classics MCAD -11710; 1997)

Bibliografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Libri riguardanti Leroy Anderson:

Inglese
Libri
  • Burgess Speed, Eleanor Anderson, Steve Metcalf: Leroy Anderson: A Bio-Bibliography (Praeger, 2004) ISBN 0-313-32176-0
  • Howard Pollack, Harvard Composers - Walter Piston and his Students (The Scarecrow Press, 1992) ISBN 0-8108-2493-0
  • Edward Jablonski, The Encyclopedia of American Music (Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1981) ISBN 0-385-08088-3
  • George McCue, Music in American Society 1776-1976 (Transaction Books., 1977) ISBN 978-0-87855-634-2
  • Christopher Pavlakis, The American Music Handbook (MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1974) ISBN 0-385-08088-3
  • David Ewen, Popular American Composers - from Revolutionary Times to the Present (H.W. Wilson Co., 1962)
  • Jan-Erik Ander & Jeremy Lamb (translator): New Sweden 1638-1988 (Swedish National Committee for New Sweden '88, 1992) ISBN 91-7176-146-2
  • Steven Ledbetter: 100 Years of the Boston Pops (Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc., 1985)
Riviste
  • Joseph Smith: Leroy Anderson - Scandinavian Review (American-Scandinavian Foundation, 2009)
  • Eliot Spalding: Vita: Leroy Anderson (Harvard Review, 1993)
  • Janet Frank: Syncopated Clock, Indeed! (The American Scholar - Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2008)
  • Jane Anderson Vercelli: Composer Leroy Anderson: Cambridge Born and Bred (The Newetowne Chronicle - Cambridge Historical Society, 2008)
  • Joanne Kaufmann: Leroy Anderson: Tuneful Blade Runner (Wall Street Journal, 1995)
  • Anthony Tommasini: Tuneful Gems from a Master: Leroy Anderson (New York Times, 1996)
  • Frederick Fennell: Music by Leroy Anderson (The Instrumentalist, 1990)
  • Anders Neumueller, editor: Leroy Anderson (Swedish Press Society, 1994)
  • Andrew & Martha Sherman, editors: Annual Report dedication to Leroy Anderson (Town of Woodbury, 2008)
Svedese
  • Norra Strö Hembygdsförening: Norra Strö: Bygden och Folket (Norra Strö Hembygdsförening, 2009) - documentation of Leroy Anderson's parents birthplaces in Sweden
  • Carin Dohlman: Leroy Andersons Julmusik; Wellesley, Massachusetts USA; (Gult och Blatt i Boston-New England, 2009)
Tedesco
  • Hans-Walter Berg: Leroy Anderson: ein Meister der Miniatur; Buchloe, Germany; (Neue Blasmusik, 1992)

Riferimenti[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ Leroy Anderson: A Bio-Bibliography, Praeger 2004, chapitre 2 - Compositions, p.15-81
  2. ^ Leroy Anderson: A Bio-Bibliography; Burgess Speed, Eleanor Anderson, Steve Metcalf. "Discography - Recordings by the Composer", Praeger, Westport CT USA; 2004, pp 84-94

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