Gerard Schwarz Archive
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Orchestral Music of Daniel Crozier – Seattle Symphony / Gerard Schwarz / Moravian Symphony / Stanislav Vavrinak – Navona
Compelling contemporary orchestral works by an increasingly lauded composer East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Orchestral Music of Daniel Crozier – Seattle Symphony cond. by Gerard Schwarz and the Moravian Symphony cond. by Stanislav Vavrinak – Navona CD NV6137 (1/18/2018) TT: 45:00 ****: East of the Sun West of the Moon contains […]
“Above and Beyond” – Music for Wind Band – CRESTON, SCHWARZ, GRAINGER, COPLAND, RANDS & BARBER – ‘The President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band/ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
A salute to the wind band.
Breathtaking audio and performances, but with unequal sound levels.
DEEMS TAYLOR: Through the Looking Glass; C. T. GRIFFES: Poem for Flute and Orch.; The White Peacock; The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan; Three Tone Pictures; Bachhanale – Scott Goff, flute/ Seattle Sym., Gerard Schwarz – Delos/Naxos American ClassicsDUKE ELLINGTON: Black, Brown and Beige; Harlem; Three Black Kings; The River, Take the “A” Train – Buffalo Philharmonic Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos American Classics
2 fine collections of great American orchestral music.
HANSON: Symphony No. 2, “Romantic”; Symphony No. 4, “Requiem”; Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitsky – Jena Philharmonic Orch. / David Montgomery – Arte Nova JAMES COHN: Symphony No. 3 in G Minor; Miniatures for Orch.; Symphony No. 4 in A Major; Symphony No. 8 in C Major – Slovak Radio Sym. Orch./ Kirk Trevor – MSR Classics
Two fine but rather different American composers are showcased on these recordings. The much less familiar James Cohn gets more compelling advocacy here.
HOWARD HANSON: Symphony No. 4, “Requiem”; Symphony No. 5, “Sinfonia sacra”; Elegy in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky; Dies Natalis – Seattle Sym./ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
Fine recordings from the 1990s available at a lower price.
HONEGGER: Symphony No. 2; HENRI LAZAROF: Concerto for Orchestra No. 2, “Icarus”; Poema for Orch. – Seattle Sym./ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
Two modern composers’ reactions to themes of tragedy and triumph.
BACH-RESPIGHI: Three Chorale Preludes; Sonata in E Minor; Prelude and Fugue in D Major; Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor; BACH-ELGAR: Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor – Seattle Sym./ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
BACH-RESPIGHI: another successful hyphenated composer of the twentieth century.
STEPHEN ALBERT: In Concordium; TreeStone – Ilkka Talvi, violin/Lucy Shelton, sop./David Gordon, tenor/ Seattle Sym./New York Ch. Sym./ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
Great way to get to know one of America’s best composers!
HANSON: Symphony No. 1 “Nordic”; Lament for Beowulf – Seattle Sym. and Chorale/ Gerard Schwarz – Naxos
Powerful readings of two Howard Hanson staples from original Delos recordings, in potent sound.