Harl McDonald, composer/conductor on Pristine

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Harl McDonald, composer/conductor on Pristine

Post by Lance » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:54 pm

Pristine 402 - The Music of Harl McDonald [1899-1955], American Composer
Victor studio recordings 1935-1941
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From the Pristine web site:

Harl McDonald (July 27, 1899, Boulder, Colorado • March 30, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey) was an American composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. McDonald studied at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Redlands, and the Leipzig Conservatory. He was appointed a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in 1927 and enjoyed other appointments at the University including the Director of the Music Department, and Directory of the University's Choral Society as well as the University of Pennsylvania's Glee Club. Additionalloy to his administrative duties with the University, McDonald composed numerous musical works and served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

• Symphony No. 1, "The Santa Fe Trail" (1933)
• Two Hebraic Poems
• Cakewalk
• San Juan Capistrano
• Symphony No.2, "Rhumba" (from) (1934)
• Symphony No. 4, "Dance of the Workers" (from) (1937)
• The Legend of the Arkansas Traveler
• From Childhood (with Edna Philips, harpist)

The Philadelphia Orchestra,
Eugene Ormandy, Harl McDonald, Leopold Stokowski, conductors

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Lance G. Hill

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]


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