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Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1
Alan Hovhaness: Symphony No. 1 "Exile"; Symphony No. 50 "Mount Saint Helens" / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-07-31

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 1 ("Exile Symphony"), Op. 17; Fantasy on Japanese woodprints, Op. 211; Symphony no 50 ("Mount St. Helens"), Op. 360
Performers: Johnson, Ron
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

One of the most intriguing and individual of 20th century American composers, Alan Hovhaness rejected the cosmopolitan modernism of other leading composers of the 1930s...continue...
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Peter Mennin:
Peter Mennin: "Moby Dick"; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 7 "Variation-Symphony" / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-07-31

Works: Peter Mennin: Concertato for Orchestra "Moby Dick"; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 7 "Variation-Symphony"
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Peter Mennin was a leading member of the school of American symphonic composers who came of age in the 1930s and 1940s, a group that...continue...
Recording information: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (1994-11-21_1994-11-22&1995-)....continue...
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Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes; Piano Concerto; Billy the Kid: Suite / Lorin Hollander, piano
Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes; Piano Concerto; Billy the Kid: Suite / Lorin Hollander, piano

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

Works: Aaron Copland: Rodeo; Concerto for Piano; Billy the Kid
Performers: Hollander, Lorin
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete); Concerto for Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin (Complete); Concerto for Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz

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

Works: Béla Bartók: Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19/Sz 73; Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

With its bizarre story of moral corruption and violence, Béla Bartók's final stage work, The Miraculous Mandarin, was banned after the first performance in 1926....continue...
Recording information: Seattle Center Opera House, USA (1988-11-01&1989-12-06&1989-)....continue...
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Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-01-31

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 6; Lumen in Christo, for chorus & orchestra; Symphony no 7 "A Sea Symphony"
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hanson's last two symphonies offer a fitting conclusion to his compositional career. Commissioned for the 185th anniversary season of the New York Philharmonic and dedicated...continue...
Recording information: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (1989-10-15_1989-10-16&1994-)....continue...
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Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Elegy / Gerard Schwarz
Howard Hanson: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5; Elegy / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-12-13

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 4, Op 34 "The Requiem"; Symphony no 5, Op 43 "Sinfonia Sacra"; Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky for orchestra, Op 44; Dies Natalis I, for orchestra
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hanson's symphonic cycle reached a profound spiritual crux at the time of the Fourth Symphony, which was written, in effect, as a Requiem for his...continue...
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Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 3; Merry Mount Suite / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 3; Merry Mount Suite / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-11-15

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 3, Op 33; Merry Mount, suite from the opera, Op. 31
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hanson's symphonic cycle is one of the most important in American music. The Third Symphony, composed between 1936 and 1938, is imbued with the rich...continue...
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Alan Hovhaness: American Mystic / Centennial Collection
Alan Hovhaness: American Mystic / Centennial Collection

1 CD / Delos / 2011-10-25

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b; The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op. 282; Bagatelles (4) for string quartet, Op. 30; Symphony no 2 ("Mysterious Mountain"), Op. 132; Quartet for Strings no...
Performers: Butler, Charles; Schmidt, Diane
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Brion, Keith
Ensemble: Ohio State University Concert Band; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"My purpose is to create music not for snobs, but for all people; music which is beautiful & healing - to attempt what old Chinese...continue...
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Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2
Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"; Lux Aeterna / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-10-25

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 2, Op. 30 "Romantic"; Lux Aeterna, Op 24; Mosaics for orchestra
Performers: Assadi, Susan Gulkis
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hanson's intent in 1930 to write music that was "young in spirit, lyrical and romantic in temperament" was fully realized in his ardent Second Symphony....continue...
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Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 1
Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 1 "Nordic"; The Lament For Beowulf / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-09-27

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 1 in E Minor, Op 22 "Nordic"; Lament for Beowulf for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Howard Hanson, a composer of imagination and sweep and a colorist of huge eloquence, is one of the most approachable of all twentieth century symphonists....continue...
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Shostakovich: Cello Con. No. 1; Sym. 9; Liadov: Baba Yaga et al. / Lynn Harrell, cello
Shostakovich: Cello Con. No. 1; Sym. 9; Liadov: Baba Yaga et al. / Lynn Harrell, cello

1 CD / Artek / 2011-07-26

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107; Symphony no 9 in E flat major, Op. 70; Anatol Lyadov: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56; Musical snuffbox, Op. 32; Kikimora, Op. 63; The enchant...
Performers: Cerminaro, John; Harrell, Lynn [Cello]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Lynn Harrell joins Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony for a recording of what some regard as one of the most difficult works for cello....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

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William Schuman: The Symphonies, etc. / Gerard Schwarz
William Schuman: The Symphonies, etc. / Gerard Schwarz

5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-07-27

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 4; The Orchestra Song, for orchestra; Circus Overture, for orchestra (also version for concert band arr. by D. Owen); Symphony no 9; Symphony no 7; Symphony no 10 -- Amer...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

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...continue...
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Great American Composers - Copland, Harris, Hovhaness, Hanson, Diamond, Creston, Piston
Great American Composers - Copland, Harris, Hovhaness, Hanson, Diamond, Creston, Piston

6 CD / Delos / 2008-11-25

Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Lincoln Portrait; Canticle of Freedom, for chorus & orchestra; An Outdoor Overture, for orchestra or band; Roy Harris: American Creed; When Johnny Comes Mar...
Performers: Aki, Syoko; Baunton, Randolph; Butler, Charles; Dane, Jean; Ellis, Randall; Ingrahan, Paul; Johnson, Ronald; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Mendenhall, Judith; Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: New York Chamber Symphony; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Tutti! - Orchestral Sampler
Tutti! - Orchestral Sampler

1 Super Audio CD / Reference Recordings / 2008-10-14

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) (i), opera ("springtime tale") in 4 acts with a prologue; George Whitefield Chadwick: Suite Symphonique, for orchestra, L. 2/20; Ron Nelson: Roc...
Performers: Blumenstock, Elizabeth; Istomin, Eugene [Piano]
Conductors: Oue, Eiji; Serebrier, José; Junkin, Jerry; Schwarz, Gerard; Paul, James; Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw; McGegan, Nicholas; Seelig, Timothy
Ensemble: ; Minnesota Orchestra; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Turtle Creek Chorale

This is the first SACD from Reference Recordings! It contains the world premiere recording of Eiji Oue conducting the Minnesota Orchestra in his own composition,...continue...
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Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor Op 65 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor Op 65 / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony Orchestra

1 CD / Artek / 2008-09-30

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op. 65
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Shostakovich: Symphony no 5, The Golden Age Suite
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5, The Golden Age Suite

1 CD / Artek / 2007-06-26

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47; The Golden Age (as used in the film "Testimony")
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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William Schuman: Symphony no 3 & 5 / Schwarz, Seattle
William Schuman: Symphony no 3 & 5 / Schwarz, Seattle

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-12-12

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5 ("Symphony for Strings"); Judith, ballet ("choreographic poem")
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"This is a very valuable disc and a worthy follow up to Schwarz's previous discs of Schuman symphonies. Anyone who has the original Delos disc...continue...
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American Classics - Milken Archive - Jewish Operas Vol 2
American Classics - Milken Archive - Jewish Operas Vol 2

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-11-21

Works: David Schiff: Gimpel the Fool; Elie Siegmeister: The Lady of the Lake; Hugo Weisgall: Esther
Performers: Besley, Megan; DeLoach, Marcus; Gallant, Michael; Gondek, Juliana; Mcpherson, Robert; Mercurio, Alissa; Meyer, Carol; Moss, Gary; Phan, Nicholas
Conductors: Kiesler, Kenneth; Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra; University of Michigan Opera Chorus; University of Michigan Opera Orchestra

Two of the 20th century's most esteemed Jewish literary figures are represented among these operas: Bernard Malamud, whose Jewish stories are an acknowledged part of...continue...
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American Classics - Milken Archive - Herman Berlinski
American Classics - Milken Archive - Herman Berlinski

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-08-29

Works: Herman Berlinski: From the World of My Father, Suite no 1, for orchestra; Shofar Service, for shofar, voice, choir, 2 trumpets & organ; Burning Bush; Symphonic Visions for orchestra
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Christopher, Ted; Ghigi, James; Harbach, Barbara [Composer/Organ]; Keavy, Stephen; Roseman, Tim
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Itai, Avner
Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Herman Berlinski-whose colorful life included musical development in Leipzig and Paris, a stint in the French Foreign Legion, and a distinguished career as a composer,...continue...
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American Classics - Milken Archive - David Stock
American Classics - Milken Archive - David Stock

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-05-16

Works: David Frederick Stock: A Little Miracle, for mezzo-soprano & orchestra; Yizkor, for orchestra; Tekiah, for trumpet & ensemble; Yerusha, for clarinet & 7 instruments
Performers: Burns, Stephen; Shammash, Elizabeth
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Stock, David Frederick
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

David Stock's dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, 'A Little Miracle,' has been described by its librettist, Bess Weldon, as an "operatic monodrama." The story...continue...
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Stock: American Accents, etc / Schwarz, Stock, Gulkis, et al
Stock: American Accents, etc / Schwarz, Stock, Gulkis, et al

1 CD / Innova / 2006-03-24

Works: David Frederick Stock: Symphony no 2; Concerto for Viola; American Accents, for orchestra
Performers: Assadi, Susan Gulkis
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Stock, David Frederick
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Shostakovich: Execution of Stepan Razin / Schwarz, et al
Shostakovich: Execution of Stepan Razin / Schwarz, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-03-21

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin, cantata, for bass, chorus & orchestra, Op. 119; October, symphonic poem, Op. 131; Fragments (5), for small orchestra, Op. 42
Performers: Austin, Charles
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Chorus; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"The many releases marking what would have been Dmitri Shostakovich's 100th birthday included such winners as a vintage DG DVD of Leonard Bernstein leading the...continue...
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American Classics - Schuman: Symphonies no 7 & 10 / Schwarz
American Classics - Schuman: Symphonies no 7 & 10 / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-10-18

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 7; Symphony no 10 -- American Muse
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

This is the second release in the new Naxos series dedicated to the complete Symphonies of William Schuman. Dating from 1960 and 1976 respectively, Schumans...continue...
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American Classics - Schuman: Symphonies no 4 & 9 / Schwarz
American Classics - Schuman: Symphonies no 4 & 9 / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-05-17

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 4; The Orchestra Song, for orchestra; Circus Overture, for orchestra (also version for concert band arr. by D. Owen); Symphony no 9
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"A fine kickoff to what should be a rewarding series." - Lawrence A. Johnson...continue...
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MIlken Archive - Lukas Foss, Robert Beaser / Gerard Schwarz
MIlken Archive - Lukas Foss, Robert Beaser / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2005-04-19

Works: Lukas Foss: Song of Anguish, cantata for baritone & orchestra; Elegy for Anne Frank, for orchestra, piano solo & narrator; Lammdeni, for chorus & percussion ensemble; Adon Olom, for tenor, chorus & o...
Performers: Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Hauman, Constance; Maddalena, James; McCutcheon, Kevin; Wilde, Mark
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Wilkins, Christopher; Brewer, Michael
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Laudibus; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

A major force on the American music scene for more than six decades, Lucas Foss has achieved remarkable distinction as a composer, conductor and pianist....continue...
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Hovhanness: Symphony no 29
Hovhanness: Symphony no 29 "Trombone", etc / Lindberg, et al

1 CD / Delos / 2005-01-01

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 29, for baritone horn (or trombone) & band, Op. 289 (arranged by Hovhaness); The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Op. 282; Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b; Celestial Fantasy, Op. 4...
Performers: Butler, Charles; Lindberg, Christian; Plutz, Eric; Schmidt, Diane
Conductors: Brion, Keith; Schwarz, Gerard; Pearson, Donald
Ensemble: Ohio State University Concert Band; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choirs, Denver

Influenced deeply by poetry, nature and spirituality, Alan Hovhaness's music combines the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with the lyric mysticism of the Armenian and...continue...
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American Classics - Weisgall: T'kiatot, etc / Schwarz, et al
American Classics - Weisgall: T'kiatot, etc / Schwarz, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-06-01

Works: Hugo Weisgall: T'kiatot; Psalm of the Distant Dove, for voice & piano; Choral Etudes (4) for a capella chorus; A Garden Eastward, cantata for high voice & orchestra
Performers: Bryn-Julson, Phyllis [Soprano Vocal]; Martinez, Ana Maria; Okerlund, Kristen; Ovitsky, Steven A.; Schwendener, Paul
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Itai, Avner; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: BBC Singers; Orquesta Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacion Catalunya; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"Here there is no Holocaust-invoking dramatic work and hardly any settings of traditional music. There is, however, in the 'Choral Etudes' a set lovely and...continue...
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American Classics - Diamond: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Schwartz
American Classics - Diamond: Symphonies no 2 & 4 / Schwartz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-06-01

Works: David Diamond: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"To me, the romantic spirit in music is important because it is timeless." These words by David Diamond capture the essence not only of the...continue...
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American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 8, etc / Schwarz
American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 8, etc / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-05-01

Works: David Diamond: Suite from the ballet TOM, for orchestra; This Sacred Ground, for choir, soloists & orchestra; Symphony no 8
Performers: Parce, Erich
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Girls' Choir; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"As usual with this series, conductor, orchestra, engineers, and two record companies have done a great service by bringing us some wonderful music. If you...continue...
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American Classics - Diamond: Ahava, Music for Prayer
American Classics - Diamond: Ahava, Music for Prayer

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-04-01

Works: David Diamond: AHAVA - Brotherhood, for narrator & orchestra; Mizmor L'David, for cantor, chorus & organ; Morton Gould: Hamma'ariv Aravim, for tenor, chorus & organ; Roy Harris: Mi Khamokha, for teno...
Performers: Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields; Adler, Samuel; Bowers-Broadbent, Christopher; Chorale, Carolina Chamber; Close, Elaine; Cullen, Joseph [Choral Conductor/Organ]; Davis, Kenny [Bass/Com...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Adler, Samuel; Koch, Timothy; Davis, Kenneth; Cullen, Joseph
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; Carolina Chamber Chorale; Rochester Singers; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Texas Tech University Choir

"Gerard Schwartz, our most dedicated Diamond champion, draws fiery and hugely committed playing from the Seattle Symphony..." - Lawrence A. Johnson, Gramophone Magazine...continue...
Personnel: Paul Schwendener, Michael Isaacson, Neil W. Levin (recorder); Karl Dent , Richard Troxell (tenor saxophone); Aaron Miller, Chris Bowers Broadbent (organ).

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American Classics - Toch: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, etc
American Classics - Toch: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2004-03-01

Works: Ernst Toch: Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 65; Jephta, rhapsodic poem for orchestra ("Symphony 5"), Op. 89
Performers: Christopher, Ted; Clement, Richard; Meyer, Carol; Shammash, Elizabeth
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"The sound is fine in both works, with Naxos's customary blended acoustic contibuting to the effect Schwarz achieves in the symphony." - Hecht, American Record...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: Symphonies no 2 & 6 / Schwarz
American Classics - Piston: Symphonies no 2 & 6 / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-07-01

Works: Walter Piston: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 6 ("Gettysburg")
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"In some ways Piston was the dean of American muisc. But as a result of his intellect and his association with the university environment, he...continue...
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American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 1, etc / Schwarz
American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 1, etc / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-06-01

Works: David Diamond: Symphony no 1; Concerto for Violin no 2; The Enormous Room
Performers: Talvi, Ilkka
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

'Symphony No. 1', the composer's first real symphony, was written upon Diamond's return from Paris where he studied with Boulanger. The 'Violin Concerto No. 2'...continue...
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American Classics - Piston: Symphony no 4, etc / Schwarz
American Classics - Piston: Symphony no 4, etc / Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-05-01

Works: Walter Piston: Symphony no 4; Capriccio for harp & string orchestra; New England Sketches (3) for orchestra
Performers: Wunrow, Therese Elder
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"This is one of several Naxos issues from an American music series that was produced in the 90s on Delos. It is good to have...continue...
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American Classics - Explore America Vol 1
American Classics - Explore America Vol 1

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-05-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, ballet for 13 instruments; Charles Wakefield Cadman: Four American Indian Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 45; John Alden Carpenter: Adventures in a Perambulator, suit...
Performers: Bolcom, William [Composer]; Buswell, James; Corley, Maria; Currie, Colin; Farley, Carole; Posnak, Paul; Rorem, Ned [Composer]; Starker, János; Taylor, Darryl; Weber, Janice; Zazofsky, Peter
Conductors: Gambill, Paul; Williams, John McLaughlin; Alsop, Marin; ; Davies, Dennis R.; Sinclair, James; Stromberg, William T.; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Brion, Keith
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kreutzer Quartet; Nashville Chamber Orchestra; Northern Sinfonia Chorus; Royal Artillery Band; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ukraini...

The American Classics series captures some of the great moments of American music. In this collection, as wide-ranging and diverse as our land, little-known gems...continue...
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American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 3, etc / Schwartz  , Starker, Seattle SO
American Classics - Diamond: Symphony no 3, etc / Schwartz , Starker, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-04-01

Works: David Diamond: Psalm for orchestra; Kaddish; Symphony no 3
Performers: Starker, János
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"Performances are exemplary, with none of the too-laid-back quality that bothered me in Schwarz's Piston disc. Perhaps the conductor has more affinity for Diamond's neoromanticism...continue...
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American Classics - Hovhaness: Symphony no 22, etc
American Classics - Hovhaness: Symphony no 22, etc

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2003-04-01

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Concerto for Cello, Op. 17; Symphony no 22 ("City of Light"), Op. 236
Performers: Starker, Janos
Conductors: Davies, Dennis R.
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

"I particularly like Hovhaness's early works, when his Armenian roots were just coming to the fore. There is a freshness and sense of excitement and...continue...
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Carol's Concerto Collection / Rosenberger, Schwarz, et al
Carol's Concerto Collection / Rosenberger, Schwarz, et al

2 CD / Delos / 2001-01-01

Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Keyboard in D major, H 18 no 2; Concerto for Keyboard in G major, H 18 no 4; Richard Strauss: Burleske for piano & orchestra (or 2 pianos) in D minor, o.Op. 85 (TrV 1...
Performers: Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra; New York Chamber Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Tutti! - Orchestral Sampler
Tutti! - Orchestral Sampler

1 CD / Reference Recordings / 1999-05-14

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Snow Maiden; George Whitefield Chadwick: Suite Symphonique, for orchestra, L. 2/20; Ron Nelson: Rocky Point Holiday; Igor Stravinsky: Firebird; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Conce...
Performers: Blumenstock, Elizabeth; Istomin, Eugene [Piano]
Conductors: Oue, Eiji; Serebrier, José; Junkin, Jerry; Schwarz, Gerard; Paul, James; Skrowaczewski, Stanislaw; Seelig, Timothy
Ensemble: ; Dallas Wind Symphony; Minnesota Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Turtle Creek Chorale
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Delos Double - Hovhaness Collection Vol 2
Delos Double - Hovhaness Collection Vol 2

2 CD / Delos / 1999-01-01

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 50 ("Mount St. Helens"), Op. 360; Prelude and Quadruple Fugue for orchestra (or strings & tympani), Op. 128; Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 208/1; And God Created Great Wha...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard; Brion, Keith
Ensemble: Ohio State University Concert Band; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Music of Howard Hanson Vol 1 / Schwarz, Rosenberger, et al
Music of Howard Hanson Vol 1 / Schwarz, Rosenberger, et al

2 CD / Delos / 1998-01-01

Works: Howard Hanson: Symphony no 2, Op. 30 "Romantic"; Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth, Op. 40; Symphony no 4, Op 34 "The Requiem"; Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky for orchestra, Op 44; Sympho...
Performers: Baunton, Randolph; Johnson, Ronald; Jolles, Susan [Harp]; Mendenhall, Judith; Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: New York Chamber Symphony; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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DEL 3705
Engineer's Choice 2
Engineer's Choice 2

1 CD / Delos / 1997-01-01

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Richard Rodney Bennett: Barcarolle for piano; Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite, for full orchestra; Rodion Shched...
Performers: Brainerd, Clayton; Crozier, Catharine; Fraser, Donald [1~Composer]; Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]; Vogel, Allan; Zukerman, Eugenia
Conductors: Litton, Andrew; Schwarz, Gerard; ; DePreist, James; Macal, Zdenek; Keene, Dennis; Cichowicz, Vincent
Ensemble: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Millar Brass Ensemble; Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Seattle Symph...
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DEL 3512
Diamond Settings - Hommage à Satie / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle
Diamond Settings - Hommage à Satie / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle

1 CD / Koch International / 1996-03-19

Works: Erik Satie: Passacaille, for piano; Gymnopédies (3) for Piano; Messe des pauvres; David Diamond: Hommage à Satie; Claude Debussy: Hommage à Joseph Haydn, for piano, L. 115; Maurice Rav...
Performers: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Personnel: Clark Story, Jun Liang Du, Anne Sokol, Janet Fisher Baunton, Eric Scott, Cecilia Poellein Buss, Wesley R. Fisk, Martine Friedman, Walter Schwede, Leonid Keylin, John Weller, Michael Miropol...continue...
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Music for Young People - 3 Russian Fairy Tales / Makarova
Music for Young People - 3 Russian Fairy Tales / Makarova

3 CD / Delos / 1994-01-01

Works: Carol Rosenberger: Prince Ivan and the Frog Princess, for narrator & piano (after Prokofiev); The Snow Queen, for narrator & piano (after Tchaikovsky); Sergey Prokofiev: Music for Children, Op. 65; V...
Performers: Rosenberger, Carol [Piano]; Schwarz, Gerard; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Personnel: Carol Rosenberger (piano).

Recording information: First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA (10/20/1986-01/30/1991); Micro Plant, Los Angeles, CA (10/20/1986-01/30/1991); Seattle...continue...
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Khachaturian, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Atamian, Schwarz
Khachaturian, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos / Atamian, Schwarz

1 CD / Delos / 1994-01-01

Works: Aram Khachaturian: Concerto for Piano in D flat major; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26
Performers: Atamian, Dickran; McDaniel, Larey
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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DEL 3155
Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain, etc / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain, etc / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Delos / 1994-01-01

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Symphony no 2 ("Mysterious Mountain"), Op. 132; Prayer of St Gregory, Op. 62b; Prelude and Quadruple Fugue for orchestra (or strings & tympani), Op. 128; And God Created Great Whales,...
Performers: Butler, Charles
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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Secret Classics
Secret Classics

1 CD / Delos / 1994-01-01

Works: Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, for string orchestra & bell; Sergey Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite no 3 for orchestra, Op. 101; Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48; Sergey R...
Performers: Jones, Karen [Flute]; Marc, Alessandra; Smith, Kenneth [Flute]
Conductors: Järvi, Neeme; Ermler, Mark; Barlow, Richard; DePreist, James; Stephenson, Mark; Schwarz, Gerard; Wallberg, Heinz; Marlow, Richard
Ensemble: ; Cambridge Trinity College Choir; London Musici; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Oregon Symphony Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra; Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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DEL 1031
Portraits of Freedom - Copland, Harris / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Portraits of Freedom - Copland, Harris / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Delos / 1993-01-01

Works: Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man; Lincoln Portrait; Canticle of Freedom, for chorus & orchestra; An Outdoor Overture, for orchestra or band; Roy Harris: American Creed; When Johnny Comes Mar...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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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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