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Livingston Gearhart: Music of a Lifetime / Oregon String Quartet; Laura Wayte, soprano; Fritz Gearhart, violin; John Owings, piano

Audio Samples

  1. Hommage à Aaron Copland $0.99 on iTunes
  2. London Bridge Variations: I. Fugue in A Minor (After Johann Sebastian Bach) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. London Bridge Variations: II. Excerpt from "Il ponte sul Tamigi" (After George Frideric Handel) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. London Bridge Variations: III. London Quartet. Allegro con brio (After Joseph Haydn) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. London Bridge Variations: V. His Fair Lady. Quartetsatz nach Clara (After Johannes Brahms) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. London Bridge Variations: VI. A Posthumous Waltz Fantasy (After Frederick Chopin) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. London Bridge Variations: VII. Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 1 (After Sergey Rachmaninov) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. London Bridge Variations: VIII. English Bolero (After Maurice Ravel) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. London Bridge Variations: IX. Quartet No. 7, Quartetsatz (After Paul Hindemith) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. London Bridge Variations: X. The Rite of the Firebird (After Igor Stravinsky) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. London Bridge Variations: XI. The Themes Waltz (After Johann Strauss) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Poème, Op. 25
  13. String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 Quartettsatz: I. Allegro assai $0.99 on iTunes
  14. String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 Quartettsatz: II. Andante (Completed 1990) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Prière $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano: No. 1, On a Name $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano: No. 2, On a Theme F - G $0.99 on iTunes
  18. 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano: No. 3, Duettino on M(i) - A - G $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano: No. 4, Alla siciliana $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Gearhart, Livingston : Hommage à A.C., for violin, viola, english horn, flute, clarinet & bassoon
>Gearhart, Livingston : London Bridge Variations, for string quartet
>Gearhart, Livingston : Chausson Poéme, for violin & piano (Concert Version)
>Gearhart, Livingston : Completion of Schubert's Unfinished Quartet in C minor, D. 703
>Gearhart, Livingston : Prière, for soprano & string quartet
>Gearhart, Livingston : Pieces (4) for violin & piano
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composer Livingston Gearhart (1918-96) studied with such great and noted figures as Nadia Boulanger, Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud. Performers on this collection of his original works, recorded 2004-13 includes his son, violinist Fritz Gearhart, the Oregon String Quartet, soprano Laura Wayte and pianist John Owings. Mr. Gearhart is probably best known for his hit arrangement of the classic "Dry Bones" and his "Session Series" of skills-building books. In 1955, Mr. Gearhart joined the University of Buffalo Music Faculty, retiring to Professor Emeritus status in 1985.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music (2004-2013); Texas Christian University (2004-2013).



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Works Details

>Gearhart, Livingston : Hommage à A.C., for violin, viola, english horn, flute, clarinet & bassoon
  • Performers: Leeann Aterling (Flute); Wayne Bennett (Clarinet); Fritz Gearhart (Violin); J. Moore; Leslie Straka (Viola); Steve Vacchi (Bassoon)
  • Ensemble: Oregon String Quartet
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Gearhart, Livingston : London Bridge Variations, for string quartet
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1990

>Gearhart, Livingston : Chausson Poéme, for violin & piano (Concert Version)
  • Performers: Fritz Gearhart (Violin); John Owings (Piano)
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986

>Gearhart, Livingston : Completion of Schubert's Unfinished Quartet in C minor, D. 703
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Gearhart, Livingston : Prière, for soprano & string quartet
  • Performer: Laura Wayte
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Gearhart, Livingston : Pieces (4) for violin & piano
  • Performers: Fritz Gearhart (Violin); John Owings (Piano)
  • Notes: Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13); Texas Christian University (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955-1977