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The American Trumpet - music for trumpet and orchestra by Eyler, Rouse, Starer, Sondheim, Carbon, Froom / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet
The American Trumpet - music for trumpet and orchestra by Eyler, Rouse, Starer, Sondheim, Carbon, Froom / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-10-30

Works: Leo Eylar: Dance Suite, for trumpet & string orchestra; Steve Rouse: The Avatar; Robert Starer: Invocation, for trumpet & string orchestra (or piano); Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd; John Carbon: Not...
Performers: Greitzer, Deborah; Silberschlag, Jeffrey
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The unique qualities of the American trumpet tradition are celebrated in this wide-ranging disc. From the drama of Leo Eylar's dazzling Dance Suite to the...continue...
Recording information: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (06/1994)....continue...
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Deborah Drattell: Sorrow is not Melancholy / Goff, Shifrin, Schwarz
Deborah Drattell: Sorrow is not Melancholy / Goff, Shifrin, Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-04-24

Works: Deborah Drattell: Sorrow is not Melancholy, for orchestra; Concerto for Clarinet ("Fire Dances"); Lilith, for orchestra; The Fire Within, for flute & orchestra; Syzygy, for orchestra
Performers: Goff, Scott [Flute]; Shifrin, David
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The music of Deborah Drattell is saturated in vivid color and neo-Romantic vitality, and this selection reflects both its warmth and also its dynamism. In...continue...
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Stephen Albert: In Concordiam; TreeStone / Gerard Schwarz
Stephen Albert: In Concordiam; TreeStone / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-03-27

Works: Stephen J. Albert: In Concordiam for violin & orchestra; Treestone, songs (6) for soprano, tenor & chamber orchestra
Performers: Gordon, David [Tenor Vocal]; Shelton, Lucy [Soprano Vocal]; Talvi, Ilkka
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: New York Chamber Symphony; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Stephen Albert is counted as one of the most accomplished pioneers of 'The New Romanticism': a generation of composers seeking to reclaim some of the...continue...
Recording information: RCA Studios, New York City (05/15/1989); Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (05/15/1989); RCA Studios, New York City (05/26/1988); Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (05/26/1988)....continue...
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Holiday Classics / Gerrd Schwarz - Seattle SO
Holiday Classics / Gerrd Schwarz - Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-11-16

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71A; Franz Gruber: Silent Night; George Frederick Handel: Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348; Gerard Schwarz: Variations on Greensleeves, ...
Performers: Carroll, Susan; Cerminaro, John; Hausmann, Ben; Iascone, Adam; Larionoff, Maria; Muzzolini, Valerie; Olka, Christopher; Rafanelli, Paul; Robbins, Mark; Russ, Kimberly; Spicciati, Shannon
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Recording information: Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA (12/11/2007-05/15/2008)....continue...

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Sheng: The Phoenix, Red Silk Dance, etc / Schwarz, Sheng, Hill, Seattle SO
Sheng: The Phoenix, Red Silk Dance, etc / Schwarz, Sheng, Hill, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-03-31

Works: Bright Sheng: Red Silk Dance, for piano & orchestra; Tibetian Swing, for orchestra; The Phoenix, for voice & orchestra; H'un (Lacerations)
Performers: Hill, Shana Blake; Sheng, Bright
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

'The Phoenix', co-commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and Danish National Symphony Orchestra, was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen tale, the mythical bird symbolizing for...continue...
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American Classics - Jones: Tuba Concerto, etc / Schwarz, Olka, et al
American Classics - Jones: Tuba Concerto, etc / Schwarz, Olka, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-02-24

Works: Samuel Jones: Concerto for tuba & orchestra; Symphony no 3 ("Palo Duro Canyon")
Performers: Olka, Christopher
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"Samuel Jones is a sensitive musician with great imagination, and he is a real craftsman. These works should be part of the core of the...continue...
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American Classics - Jewish Tone Poems / Schwarz, Levi, et al
American Classics - Jewish Tone Poems / Schwarz, Levi, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-07-01

Works: Aaron Avshalomov: Four Biblical Tableaux (B'nai Brith Rigual Suite), for orchestra; Sheila Silver: Shirat Sara, symphony for strings; Jan Meyerowitz: Symphony Midrash Esther
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Levi, Yoel
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

These world premiere recordings will appeal to all lovers of orchestral tone poems in the Romantic and modernest traditions. Avshalomov's delightful miniatures shimmer with colors...continue...
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The Essential Wedding - Wedding favorites by Bach, Handel, Stainer, Pachelbel, Wagner
The Essential Wedding - Wedding favorites by Bach, Handel, Stainer, Pachelbel, Wagner

2 CD / Decca / 2004-05-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208; Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068...
Performers: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, The; Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Dilley, Harry; Farnes, Richard; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Hurford, Peter; King's College Choir, Cambridge; Michael La...
Conductors: Munchinger, Karl; Marriner, Sir Neville; Cleobury, Stephen; ; Adler, Kurt Herbert; Karajan, Herbert von; Morris, Wyn; Guest, George; Molinari-Pradelli, France; Page, Neil; Rudel, Julius; Ingman, Nick...
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Choir of Uppingham School; English Sinfonia; Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra; Huddersfield Choral Society; King's College Choir of Cambridge; Michael Laird Bras...

Personnel: Felicity Palmer, Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland , Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (tenor); Anthony Way (treble); Harry Dilley (trumpet); Stephen Cleobury , Richard Farnes , Pe...continue...
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Lazarof: Symphony no 4 & 5 / Zeller, Schwarz, Seattle SO
Lazarof: Symphony no 4 & 5 / Zeller, Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Centaur / 2004-03-06

Works: Henri Lazarof: Symphony no 4 "In Celebration"; Symphony no 5
Performers: Zeller, Richard
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Chorus; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Lazarof: Tableaux, Violin Concerto, etc / Ohlsson, Schwarz
Lazarof: Tableaux, Violin Concerto, etc / Ohlsson, Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-01-01

Works: Henri Lazarof: Tableaux (after Wassily Kandinsky) for piano & orchestra; Concerto for Violin; Symphony no 2
Performers: Kamei, Yukiko; Ohlsson, Garrick
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"On the whole, Lazarof doesn't have a terribly distinct voice but he's a good craftsman, and his style is dissonant but not risky or outrageous;...continue...
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American Classics - Adolphe: Ladino Songs, etc
American Classics - Adolphe: Ladino Songs, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-01-01

Works: Bruce Adolphe: Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering, for soprano, horn & guitar; Mikhoels the Wise, opera in 2 acts; Out of the Whirlwind, for mezzo-soprano, tenor, wind orchestra, piano, harp & string...
Performers: Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony; Fisk, Eliot [Guitar]; Jolley, David; Mills, Erie; Mills, Ernie; Pancella, Phyllis; Schwarz; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Shelton,...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Winther, Rodney
Ensemble: Cincinnati College-Conservatory Wind Symphony; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"Based on Jewish poetry from the Spanish expulsion, 'Ladino Songs' is a captivating song cycle for soprano, guitar & French horn. 'Out of the Whirlwind'...continue...
Personnel: Phyllis Pancella (mezzo soprano); John Aler (tenor); Eliot Fisk (guitar).

Recording information: Batsyr University Chapel, Seattle, WA (01/2000-01/2001); Colden Center For The Arts...continue...
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Engineer's Choice
Engineer's Choice

1 CD / Delos / 1991-01-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor, Op. 10; David Schiff: Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool, for clarinet, violin, cello & piano; Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass, for orchestra, No...
Performers: Augér, Arleen [Soprano]; Baldwin, Dalton; Bennett, Richard Rodney [Composer]; Browning, John [Piano]; Cardenes, Andres; Crozier, Catharine; Golabek, Mona; Gordon, David [Tenor Vocal]; Neriki, ...
Conductors: DePreist, James; Schwarz, Gerard; Wagner, Roger
Ensemble: ; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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