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Classical Notes: April 9, 2006 Archive

I Know I Know This...

Posted at 9:41 PM on April 9, 2006 by Valerie Kahler (1 Comments)
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Bob's post about hearing the squirrel music in Ice Age 2 (and knowing he knew it somehow)reminded me of hearing that warm, comforting and downright hopeful music that played while the credits were rolling at the end of Ridley Scott's Alien. It's the middle movement of Howard Hanson's Romantic Symphony which, oddly, I happen to have on my playlist Sunday night.

While doing a little digging around on the interweb I found the following quote, part of Thomas F. Bertonneau's Amazon.com review of a Hanson CD:

Howard Hanson oddly resembles Scott's alien. He is a powerful presence whom his modernist nemeses have repeatedly attempted to expel, by declarations of his hopeless Romanticism and obsolescence, who nevertheless keeps reasserting himself to their great consternation.

I must confess, I never thought of Howard Hanson as an alien before.

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