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Above and Beyond - works for band by Creston, Schwarz, Grainger, Copland, Rands, Barber / 'The President's Own' U.S. Marine Band, Schwarz
Above and Beyond - works for band by Creston, Schwarz, Grainger, Copland, Rands, Barber / 'The President's Own' U.S. Marine Band, Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-03-25

Works: Paul Creston: Symphony no 5, Op. 61; Aaron Copland: Emblems, for concert band; Gerard Schwarz: Above and Beyond, for band; Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy; Bernard Rands: Ceremonial, for syphonic w...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; The President's Own United States Marine Band

Few wind ensembles have earned such international acclaim as the United States Marine Band, virtuosos who here perform an excitingly varied programme directed by the...continue...
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The Sea in Music - works inspired by the world's oceans / Burnside, Connolly, Kassai, Thiollier [2 CDs]
The Sea in Music - works inspired by the world's oceans / Burnside, Connolly, Kassai, Thiollier [2 CDs]

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2014-02-25

Works: Arnold Bax: Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra; Frank Bridge: The Sea; Claude Debussy: La mer; Petite suite; Préludes, Book 1; Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures; John Ireland: Sea fever; Felix Mendels...
Performers: Banfalvi, Bela; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Kassai, Istvan; Thiollier, Francois-Joel [Piano]; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Lloyd-Jones, David; Judd, James; Jun, Märkl,; Wright, Simon; Dohnányi, Oliver v.; Schwarz, Gerard; Daniel, Paul; Fredman, Myer; Sakari, Petri; Halász, Michael
Ensemble: ; Bournemouth Symphony; Budapest Strings; English Northern Philharmonia; Iceland Symphony; New Zealand Symphony; Orchestre National de Lyon; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Seattle Symphony; Slova...

Composers have been inspired by the sea for centuries. For some the stimulus is the sea's volatility and power to destroy, while for others it's...continue...
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40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration! / Various artists
40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration! / Various artists

3 CD / Delos / 2013-04-30

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96; Ballet Suite no 1; Concerto no 1 in A minor, for violin, Op. 77; Antonin Dvorák: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"; Aram Khacha...
Performers: Allen, Nancy [Harp]; Auger, Arleen [Soprano]; Baldwin, Dalton; Butler, Charles; Domashenko, Marina; Fleming, Renee; Galbraith, Paul; Grivnov, Vsevolod; Holloway, Red; King, Gerryck; Kogan, Dmitri; Kr...
Conductors: Litton, Andrew; Macal, Zdenek; Orbelian, Constantine; DePreist, James; Schwarz, Gerard; Parisot, Aldo; Heller, Alfred; Lavery, Sharon; ; Keene, Dennis; George, Vance; Shostakovich, Maxim; Mondelci, F...
Ensemble: ; Ambar; Brazilian Guitar Quartet; iDuo; Italian Saxophone Quartet; Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; Style of Five; Yale Cellos

Delos' "strong personality" is due, above all, to the pioneering goals and philosophy of late founder Amelia S. Haygood, whose unshakable faith in the power...continue...

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Orchestral Music of Marga Richter: Poetic Images Beyond Poetry / Gerard Schwarz
Orchestral Music of Marga Richter: Poetic Images Beyond Poetry / Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Ravello / 2013-02-26

Works: Marga Richter: Out of Shadows and Solitude, for orchestra; Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark , No 2; Spectral Chimes
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; Seattle Symphonty

Composed with integrity, mystery, and ambition, the orchestral works of Richter thrive on the emotional and the visceral, conjuring vast and majestic imagery with poetic...continue...
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 / Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Gran Wilson, tenor; Jan Opalach, bass. Gerard Schwarz
Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3 / Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Gran Wilson, tenor; Jan Opalach, bass. Gerard Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-12-11

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella; Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

The penultimate release in the Naxos Seattle Collection, featuring internationally renowned soprano Susan Graham....continue...
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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Dumbarton Oaks; Concerto in E flat / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Dumbarton Oaks; Concerto in E flat / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps; Concerto for chamber orchestra in E flat major ("Dumbarton Oaks")
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

Following successes with The Firebird (Naxos 8571221) and Petrushka (Naxos 8571222), Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring was the most ambitious and controversial result of...continue...
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Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet; Fireworks, Op. 4 / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Stravinsky: The Firebird, complete ballet; Fireworks, Op. 4 / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet in 2 scenes for orchestra; Fireworks, Op. 4
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

The scintillating orchestral effects of Fireworks so impressed Sergey Dyagilev that the impresario was prompted to commission a new work from Stravinsky for his Ballet...continue...
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Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 vers.); The Song of the Nightingale / Schwarz, Seattle SO
Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 vers.); The Song of the Nightingale / Schwarz, Seattle SO

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-11-13

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka, ballet (burlesque) in 4 scenes for orchestra (1947 version); Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), symphonic poem for orchestra
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

Paris was one of the great centres of European art, and Sergey Dyagilev and his Ballet russes brought to the city a succession of epoch-shattering...continue...
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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...
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Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass; Charles Griffes: Poem; The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan / Scott Goff, flute; Schwarz
Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass; Charles Griffes: Poem; The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan / Scott Goff, flute; Schwarz

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-08-28

Works: Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass, for orchestra, Nos 1-5, complete; Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Poem, for flute & orchestra, A. 93; The White Peacock, for orchestra (Roman Sketches no 1), Op. 7...
Performers: Bogdashevskaya, Victoria; Danielson, Glen; Davis, Raymond; Goff, Scott [Flute]; Krimsky, Seth; Sereque, Christopher; Shapiro, Bernard; Talvi, Ilkka; Taylor, David
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

The opulent and sensual expressiveness in these composers' works has long been obscured by more turbulent developments in music of the 20th century. One of...continue...
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Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe; Hovaness: Meditation on Orpheus / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle SO & Chorus
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe; Hovaness: Meditation on Orpheus / Gerard Schwarz, Seattle SO & Chorus

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

Works: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé; Alan Hovhaness: Meditation on Orpheus, Op. 155
Performers: Goff, Scott [Flute]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Chorale

Sergey Dyagilev commissioned Ravel to write music for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé with choreography by Michel Fokine: Daphnis was danced by Nijinsky. This 'choreographic...continue...
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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: "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...
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Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 2; Henri Lazarof: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet
Arthur Honegger: Symphony No. 2; Henri Lazarof: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Arthur Honegger: Symphony no 2, for strings & trumpet ad lib in D major, H. 153; Henri Lazarof: Icarus, concerto for orchestra No 2; Poema for orchestra
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

Completed during World War II, Honegger's Symphony No. 2 gives voice to the composer's horror of mankind's barbarity and inhumanity perpetrated during the conflict. Its...continue...
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Morton Gould: Concerto Grosso from 'Audubon'; Formations; Cinerama Holiday / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet
Morton Gould: Concerto Grosso from 'Audubon'; Formations; Cinerama Holiday / Jeffrey Silberschlag, trumpet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Morton Gould: Concerto Grosso for 4 solo violins & orchestra (from Balanchine's ballet 'Audubon'); Cinerama Holiday; Cinerama Holidaye; World War I, music for the CBS TV Series; American Symphonette ...
Performers: Bailey, Mariel; Larionoff, Maria; Shmidt, Mikhail; Silberschlag, Jeffrey; Weller, John
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

Spanning the traditional boundaries separating "serious" and "popular" music, Morton Gould wrote prodigiously across a wide range of forms, from concert works to musicals and...continue...
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Aaron Copland: Suite from 'Appalachian Spring'; Symphonic Ode; Paul Creston: Symphony No. 3 'Three Mysteries'
Aaron Copland: Suite from 'Appalachian Spring'; Symphonic Ode; Paul Creston: Symphony No. 3 'Three Mysteries'

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, concert suite for 13 instruments; Symphonic Ode; Paul Creston: Symphony no 3 ("Three Mysteries"), Op. 48
Performers: Assadi, Susan Gulkis; Butler, Charles; Davis, Raymond; Krimsky, Seth; Ritt, David
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

Aaron Copland's suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring won him a Pulitzer Prize and global recognition. The famous Quaker song 'Simple Gifts' and the American...continue...
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George Gershwin: An American in Paris; Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite / Charles Butler, trumpet
George Gershwin: An American in Paris; Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite / Charles Butler, trumpet

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-05-29

Works: George Gershwin: An American in Paris; Ferde Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite, for orchestra
Performers: Butler, Charles
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony

An American in Paris is one of Gershwin's most sumptuous and best-loved works. He called it 'a rhapsodic ballet' but denied any specific program except...continue...
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Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles; Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal; Diamond: Elegy / Schwarz
Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles; Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal; Diamond: Elegy / Schwarz

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

Works: Leonard Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles; Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal, overture for orchestra, Op. 5; David Diamond: Elegy in Memory of Maurice Ravel
Performers: Bunnell, Jane; Duesing, Dale
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony

This triumvirate of composers represents an essentially lyrical impulse in American music. Leonard Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles was completed in 1988 but had existed in...continue...
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Ernst Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso No. 1 / Patricia Michaelian, piano
Ernst Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso No. 1 / Patricia Michaelian, piano

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

Works: Ernest Bloch: America; Concerto Grosso no 1, for string orchestra & piano
Performers: Michaelian, Patricia
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: ; Seattle Symphony Chorale

Swiss-born Bloch, a pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe, emigrated to the United States in 1916. Written in 1926, two years after Bloch had become an American...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...
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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...
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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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Echoes - Classic Works Transformed / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony
Echoes - Classic Works Transformed / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2011-06-28

Works: David Schiff: Infernal, for orchestra (after Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, 1919 version); Bright Sheng: Black Swan, for orchestra (after Brahms' "Intermezzo, Op. 118/2"); David Stock: Plenty of Horn, ...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony

"The concept of Echoes was to select well-known short works - five to ten minutes in length - and to transform them for our present...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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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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William Schuman: Symphony No.8; Night Journey
William Schuman: Symphony No.8; Night Journey

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2010-02-23

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 8; Night Journey, ballet; Variations on "America", arrangement for orchestra or band (after Charles Ives)
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard

Naxos' acclaimed series of William Schuman's symphonies concludes with his powerful and at times playful 'Eighth Symphony', in which the great American composer takes full...continue...

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Wiliam Schuman: Symphony no 6, Prayer In Time
Wiliam Schuman: Symphony no 6, Prayer In Time

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-11-17

Works: William Schuman: Symphony no 6; A Prayer in Time of War, for orchestra; New England Triptych
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard

'Whatever meaning my life has is to be found in the music itself', declared William Schuman of his extraordinary career as a composer and artistic...continue...
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American Opera Classics - Taylor: Peter Ibbetson / Schwarz, Griffey, Flanigan, et al
American Opera Classics - Taylor: Peter Ibbetson / Schwarz, Griffey, Flanigan, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-07-28

Works: Deems Taylor: Peter Ibbetson, opera, Op. 20
Performers: Austin, Charles; Buchholz, Gene; Flanigan, Lauren; Griffey, Anthony Dean; Gronlund, Carolyn; Gudas, Paul; Johnson, Barry; Lunde, Emily; Obourn, John; Richtor, Terri; Stark, Eric; Summers, Lori; Zelle...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Chorus

From its triumphant, star-studded premiere in 1931 until 1985, 'Peter Ibbetson' was the most-performed American opera at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The story...continue...

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Shostakovich: Symphony no 13 / Schwarz, Saks, et al
Shostakovich: Symphony no 13 / Schwarz, Saks, et al

1 CD / Avie Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
Performers: Saks, Gidon
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

"A fitting farewell to the composer's centenary year, this is the symphony to give the lie to those who consider Shostakovich a supine collaborator with...continue...
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Bloch: From Jewish Life, Schelomo;  Bruch, etc / Aasgaard, Schwarz, et al
Bloch: From Jewish Life, Schelomo; Bruch, etc / Aasgaard, Schwarz, et al

1 CD / Avie Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Ernest Bloch: Schelomo; From Jewish Life; David Diamond: Kaddish; Gerard Schwarz: In Memoriam, for cello & string orchestra (or string quartet); Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, for cello & orchestra, Op. 47
Performers: Aasgaard, Jonathan
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no 2;  et al / Schwarz, et al
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no 2; et al / Schwarz, et al

1 CD / Avie Records / 2009-04-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 2 in G major, Op. 126; Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, Op. 125
Performers: Harrell, Lynn [Cello]
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Renowned cellist Lynn Harrell and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Music Director Gerard Schwarz play two of the great cello concertos of the...continue...
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Elliott Carter - A Nonesuch Restrospective
Elliott Carter - A Nonesuch Restrospective

4 CD / Warner Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Elliott Carter: Sonata for Piano; Three Poems of Robert Frost; The Minotaur; Elegy for String Quartet; Sonata for Cello and Piano; Quartet for Strings no 1; Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsich...
Performers: DeGaetani, Jan; Jacobs, Paul; Krosnick, Joel; Sollberger, Harvey
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard;
Ensemble: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; New York Chamber Symphony
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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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American Classics - Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Quiet City, etc / Shifrin, Schwartz, et al
American Classics - Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Quiet City, etc / Shifrin, Schwartz, et al

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Aaron Copland: Concerto for Clarinet; Music for the Theatre, suite for small orchestra; Quiet City; Dance Panels
Performers: Baum, Neil; Shifrin, David
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: New York Chamber Symphony
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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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Hanson: Merry Mount / Schwarz, Flanigan, MacNeil, et al
Hanson: Merry Mount / Schwarz, Flanigan, MacNeil, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-05-29

Works: Howard Hanson: Merry Mount, Op. 31
Performers: Austin, Charles; Ball, Christopher; Buchholz, Gene; Dent, Fred K.; Ellis, Byron; Flanigan, Lauren; Gudas, Paul; Huber, Diana; Jessup, Daniel; Johnson, Barry; Luchetti, Gino; MacNeil, Walter; Marley, ...
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Northwest Boys' Choir

"Merry Mount is an American opera that deserves hearing; the music is exceedingly well-crafted, serious, and the dramatic structure and story are involving. Schwarz, who...continue...
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Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, etc / Schwarz, Leisner, et al
Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, etc / Schwarz, Leisner, et al

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

Works: Alan Hovhaness: Khrimian Hairig, for trumpet & string orchestra, Op. 49; Concerto for guitar & orchestra, Op. 325; Symphony no 60 ("To the Appalachian Mountains"), Op. 396
Performers: Leisner, David; Ranch, Lars
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

"What is so often missing from many performances [of Hovhaness' music] is committed playing, giving the music the strength, beauty, and confidence that so often...continue...
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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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Krása: Brundibár, etc;  Laitman / Gerard Schwarz, et al
Krása: Brundibár, etc; Laitman / Gerard Schwarz, et al

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

Works: Hans Krása: Brundibár, children's opera; Overture for Small orchestra; Lori Laitman: I never saw another butterfly
Performers: Boaz, Holly; Davis, Jadd; DeLuca, Laura; Drumheller, Michael; Hauck, Ross; James, Auston; Korn, David; McKay, Maureen; Parce, Jesse; Sheppard, Craig; Smith, Morgan; Woltz, Evan
Conductors: Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Music of Remembrance; Northwest Boys' Choir

'Brandibar' is part of an inspiring human legacy. Hans Krasa's beautiful children's opera, performed 55 times at the Terezin concentration camp, stands as a memorial...continue...
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The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music [Box Set]
The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music [Box Set]

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

Works: Joseph Achron: Concerto for Violin no 1, Op. 60; Golem, suite for chamber orchestra; Belshazzar; Samuel Adler: Sephardic Choruses (5), for chorus (from Ever Since Babylon); Nuptial Scene, for voice &...
Performers: Abelson, Robert; Adler, Bruce; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allardyce, Lauren; Arnold, Hubert; Aslan, Pablo; Avila, Jorge; Barr, Jean; Barrick, Clinton; Ben-Ze'ev, Re'ut; Bermel, Derek; Besley, Megan; B...
Conductors: Silverstein, Joseph; Schwarz, Gerard; Gardner, Patrick; Adler, Samuel; Winther, Rodney; Wilkins, Christopher; Kiesler, Kenneth; Itai, Avner; Marriner, Sir Neville; Corp, Ronald [Composer]; Levin, Nei...
Ensemble: ; Chamber Opera Ensemble; Cincinnati Wind Symphony; Dave Brubeck Trio; Eastman Players; Finchley Children's Music Group; Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; Schola Hebraeica Chorus; Southern Jazz Ensemble...

Includes ashrei (ashrei yoshvei veitekha (l. glantz) / eine by various composers.

Includes b'motza'ei m'nuha (assembled for "the first s'liho by various composers....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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A Retrospective - George Perle
A Retrospective - George Perle

2 CD / Bridge / 2006-11-01

Works: George Perle: Nine Bagatelles for piano; Three Inventions for solo bassoon; Chansons Cachées, for piano; Two French Christmas Carols, for choir; Triptych, for violin & piano; Quartet for Strings...
Performers: Boriskin, Michael; Dibner, Steven; Dodge, Baird; Goode, Richard [Piano]; Gutierrez, Horacio; Macomber, Curtis; Morkoski, Molly; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Perle, Shirley Rhoads
Conductors: Silverstein, Joseph; Schwarz, Gerard
Ensemble: Music Today Ensemble; Utah Symphony Orchestra

Bridge's 'George Perle: Retrospective' celebrates the music of one of America's greatest compositional voices with a two-disc set of pieces written between 1957 and 2004....continue...
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American Classics - Milken Archive - Music of the Dance
American Classics - Milken Archive - Music of the Dance

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-09-26

Works: Leon Stein: 3 Hassidic Dances, for orchestra; Darius Milhaud: Moïse (Opus americanum no 2), Op. 219; Stefan Wolpe: The Man from Midian, ballet suite for orchestra, C. 98; Lazare Saminsky: The Vi...
Performers: Mizrahi, Alberto
Conductors: Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Schwarz, Gerard; Silverstein, Joseph; Mester, Jorge
Ensemble: Barcelona Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Stefan Wolpe's recording of the orchestral suite from the ballet 'The Man from Midian' reveals a superbly crafted concert work by one of the 20th...continue...
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