The Gerard Schwarz Collection

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The Gerard Schwarz Collection
Seattle Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

[ Naxos / 30 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017

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This remarkable collection of recordings celebrates the seventieth birthday of one of the world's leading conductors, Gerard Schwarz, whose career in music spans over half a century. He has made numerous significant recordings as a virtuoso trumpet player, and became renowned for his innovative and wide-ranging programming with the Seattle Symphony, emphasizing music by the great American symphonic composers and embracing classics such as an "utterly magical" Dvorak Sixth Symphony. From Baroque to contemporary and everything in between, this festive compilation is the best birthday gift we could imagine. With too many fine recordings to list, today's musical landscape would be entirely different and very much the poorer without the tireless presence of conductor Gerard Schwarz. Not content with raising the Seattle Symphony Orchestra to its highest artistic level, he continues to innovate with the All Star Orchestra, and maintains an ongoing involvement in numerous artistic roles both in the USA and abroad.

"it's not so much the marine atmosphere [in Sadko] or, indeed, the mood-conscious introductions to the other works which are impressive but the way the conductor gets his Seattle players to dance...The Seattle woodwind burst with character, and there's some hair-raising trombone playing as the surreal drama of Rimsky-Korsakov's slightly scary swansong builds up a head of steam." BBC Music on the Rimsky-Korsakov excerpts

Tracks:

Strauss, R: Don Juan, Op. 20
Strauss, R: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
Strauss, R: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
Strauss, R: Die Liebe der Danae, TrV 278a
Strauss, R: Duett-Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon & Strings, AV147 [with Kenneth Munday (bassoon), David Shifrin (clarinet)]
Strauss, R: Divertimento, Op. 86 (After F. Couperin)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Brahms: 4 Hungarian Dances
Webern: Langsamer Satz, (slow movement), Op. post. (1905)
Mendelssohn: Heimkehr aus der Fremde, Op. 89: Overture
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
Dvorak: Czech Suite, Op. 39
Schoenberg: Concerto for String Quartet & Orchestra
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9
Schoenberg: 5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
Carter, E: The Minotaur
Fine, I G: Notturno for Strings
Barber: Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 1
Carter, E: Elegy
Carter, E: Canon for 3 - In memoriam Igor Stravinsky
Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra
Albert, S: Flower of the Mountain
Perle: Serenade No. 3 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Dlugoszewski: Space is a Diamond
Whittenberg: Polyphony
Wolpe: Solo Piece for Trumpet
Herbert, V: Suite for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 3
Herbert, V: 3 Compositions for String Orchestra
Herbert, V: Serenade, Op. 12
Jones, Samuel: Tuba Concerto
Panufnik, A: Symphony No. 10
Panufnik, A: Autumn Music
Panufnik, A: Heroic Overture
Panufnik, A: Symphony No. 3 'Sinfonia sacra'
Schreker: Kammersymphonie
Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1 Op. 24 No. 1 für 12 Solo-Instrumente
Busoni: Concertino for Clarinet and Small Orchestra, Op. 48
Honegger: Concerto da camera for Flute, Cor Anglais & String Orchestra
Strauss, R: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op. 60, TrV 228b
Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 'Kaddish'
Taylor, J D: Peter Ibbetson, Op. 20 (Highlights)
Shchedrin: Carmen Suite
Cherubini: Symphony in D major
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Rimsky Korsakov: Mlada Suite
Scarlatti, A: Cantata 'Su le sponde del Tebro' [with Judith Blegen (soprano)]
Scarlatti, A: Endimione e Cintia [with Judith Blegen (soprano)]
Scarlatti, A: Endimione e Cintia [with Judith Blegen (soprano)]
Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV74 'Eternal source of light divine' [with Judith Blegen (soprano)]
Handel: Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim in Burning Row [with Judith Blegen (soprano)]
Handel: Wassermusik Suite No. 2 D Major, HWV 349
Telemann: Quartet TWV 43:D7 in D major for trumpet, 2 oboes & b.c.
Hertel, J W: Concerto a 5 in D Major
Albinoni: Concerto for Trumpet, 3 Oboes & Bassoon in C Major
Frescobaldi: Canzona
Fontana, G B: Sonata No. 1
Fontana, G B: 18 Sonatas in 1, 2 & 3 Parts
Fontana, G B: Sonata No. 3, 4 & 5
Fontana, G B: 18 Sonatas in 1, 2 & 3 Parts
Cazzati: Sonate a 2 istromenti, Op. 55 No. 1 "La Pellicana" (Arr. for Trumpet, Bassoon & Harpsichord)
Fontana, G B: Balletto e pass'e mezzo
Marini, B: Sonata a 2 in D Minor
Marini, B: Arie, madrigali et corenti, Op. 3
Telemann: Air de trompette, TWV 41:C1
Biber: Sonata a 7 in C major
Pezel: Sonatina No. 61
Karl Heinrich Biber von Bibern: Sonata for 4 Trumpets, Strings, Timpani & Continuo
Gabrieli, G: Sonate e Canzoni
Scheidt: Ludi musici, Pt. 1
Rathgeber: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in E-Flat Major, Op. 6 No. 15
Pezel: Sonatina No. 62 & 66
Molter: Sinfonia in C Major for 4 Trumpets
Carl Heinrich Biber: Sonata for 2 Choirs
Davies, Peter Maxwell: Trumpet Sonata
Clarke, H L: Stars in a Velvety Sky (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Interlude (Woodwinds, Horns and Cello Solo)
Walter Smith: Three Kings (arr. G. Schuller for 3 cornets and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Interlude (featuring a Tuba cadenza)
Dédé: Mephisto Masque (arr. G. Schuller for chamber ensemble)
George Morrison: Lullaby (arr. G. Schuller for trombone and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Violin Interlude
Arban: Variations on Norma by Bellini (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Clarke, H L: Neptune's Court (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Modulation (Trumpet Imitating a Banjo)
Clarke, H L: Side Partners (arr. G. Schuller for cornet, trombone and chamber ensemble)
Clarke, H L: Three Aces (arr. G. Schuller for 3 cornets and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Modulatory Interlude
Joplin: Pleasant Moments (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Schuller, Gunther: Interlude
Clarke, H L: Lake of Bays (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Bohumir Kryl: Josephine (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Clarke, H L: Southern Cross (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Vincent Bach: Hungarian Melodies (arr. G. Schuller for cornet and chamber ensemble)
Schwarz, G: Above and Beyond
Schwarz, G: Rudolf and Jeanette
Schwarz, G: Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
Schwarz, G: Variations on Greensleeves
Schwarz, G: In Memoriam
Schwarz, G: Concerto for Brass Quintet & Orchestra (After Handel's Op. 6 No. 9, HWV 327)
Gruber, F: Silent Night
John Henry Hopkins Jr.: We Three Kings of Orient Are / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV1047
Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 1 in G major, HWV319
Handel: Messiah - Rejoice Greatly [Arleen Auger]
Handel: Rinaldo - Lascia ch'io pianga [Arleen Auger]
Handel: Alexander's Feast - The Prince, Unable to Conceal [Arleen Auger]
Respighi: Passacaglia in do minore di Giovanni Sebastiano Bach
Elgar: Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after Bach, BWV 537)
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43
Rossini: Sinfonia al Conventello
Rossini: Grand' overtura obbligata a contrabbasso
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52 'Lobgesang'
Schumann: Overture
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52
Wagner: Götterdämmerung - Orchestral Music
Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Strauss, R: Der Rosenkavalier Suite (arr. G. Schwarz for orchestra)
Strauss, R: Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten, TrV234a
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio
Borodin: Symphony No. 3 in A minor (unfinished)
Rimsky Korsakov: Snow Maiden Suite
Shostakovich: October, Op. 131
Stravinsky: Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 3
Stravinsky: Le Chant du Rossignol
Hanson, H: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 21 'Nordic'
Mennin: Moby Dick - Concertato for Orchestra
Piston: Suite for Orchestra
Hovhaness: Prelude And Quadruple Fugue For Orchestra, Op. 128
Foote: Suite in E major, Op. 63
Diamond: Symphony No. 4
Creston: Invocation and Dance Op. 58
Schuman: Symphony No. 3
Griffes: The White Peacock
Harbison: Rubies (after Thelonius Monk's Ruby, My Dear)
Sheng: Tibetan Swing