William Schuman: The Symphonies, etc. / Gerard Schwarz

Audio Samples

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 4
>Schuman, William : The Orchestra Song, for orchestra
>Schuman, William : Circus Overture, for orchestra (also version for concert band arr. by D. Owen)
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 9
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 7
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 10 -- American Muse
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 3
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 5 ("Symphony for Strings")
>Schuman, William : Judith, ballet ("choreographic poem")
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 6
>Schuman, William : A Prayer in Time of War, for orchestra
>Schuman, William : New England Triptych
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)

Album Summary

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 4
>Schuman, William : The Orchestra Song, for orchestra
>Schuman, William : Circus Overture, for orchestra (also version for concert band arr. by D. Owen)
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 9
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 7
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 10 -- American Muse
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 3
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 5 ("Symphony for Strings")
>Schuman, William : Judith, ballet ("choreographic poem")
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 6
>Schuman, William : A Prayer in Time of War, for orchestra
>Schuman, William : New England Triptych
>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

Naxos is pleased to present this new 5 CD boxed set, released specially to coincide with the centenary of William Schuman's birth.

The box is available at a special price of 5 CDs for the price of 4 and comprises existing Naxos discs 8559317, 8559254, 8559625, 8559255 and 8559651.

"Even as it currently stands, this now-complete cycle is one of the true jewels of the Naxos catalogue; powerful music presented in exemplary sound and compelling performances." MusicWeb International on the Naxos Schuman Symphony cycle

Penguin Guide
William Schuman is a major voice in American symphonic music, and no one investigating these works will be disappointed, as they are exceptionally well played and recorded.



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Works Details

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 4
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941

>Schuman, William : The Orchestra Song, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Schuman, William : Circus Overture, for orchestra (also version for concert band arr. by D. Owen)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 9
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 7
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 28 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1960

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 10 -- American Muse
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1975

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 3
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 5 ("Symphony for Strings")
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 17 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1943

>Schuman, William : Judith, ballet ("choreographic poem")
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1949

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 6
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA (09/10/2008/09/16/2008)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1948

>Schuman, William : A Prayer in Time of War, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Schuman, William : New England Triptych
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Seattle Opera House (09/24/1990-09/25/1990)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Schuman, William : Symphony no 8
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1962

>Schuman, William : Night Journey, ballet
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 25 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Schuman, William : Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963