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

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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>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: Texas Christian University (2004-13); Beall Hall at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (2004-13)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1957

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

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

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

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

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