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     Jazz Pizzicato

    (Leroy Anderson)

     

    This piece for string orchestra was written in 1938, and commissioned by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra.  Its immediate popularity spawned the follow-up "Jazz Legato" and after they had both been performed to great success, Leroy Anderson became a permanent member of the Boston Pops as an orchestrator and arranger.  Strings in pizzicato style using a jazz rhythmic base perform the music of this first original published composition by Leroy Anderson and it was arranged for a full orchestra in 1948.

     

    Leroy Anderson and His Orchestra recordings

    MCA Classics MCAD2 9815 (CD: The Leroy Anderson Collection)

    Conductor - Leroy Anderson

     

    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra recordings

    RCA 0 6026 68048 2 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin  

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.leroyanderson.com/html/hearthemusic.htm
    2. http://www.pbs.org/sleighride/Video&Music/Compositions_JPizzicato.htm

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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