Gerard Schwarz

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Born: Aug 19, 1947; USA  
Gerard Schwarz is one of America's top conductors, particularly noted for championing the first great age of American symphonists. He is also a gifted trumpet virtuoso. He began studying the trumpet at the age of eight. He attended the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, during the summers of 1958-1960 and studied at New York's High School of Performing Arts. He studied trumpet with William Vacchiano, principal trumpeter of the New York Read more Philharmonic Orchestra (1962-1968). He received his Bachelor's Degree from the Juilliard School in 1972.
He joined the American Brass Quintet in 1965, and with it toured the United States, Europe, and Asia, remaining with the ensemble from 1965 to 1973. He was a trumpeter in the American Symphony Orchestra from 1966 to 1972, becoming its first trumpet in 1969. With that orchestra he played a considerable quantity of new and American music. During this period is was also a member of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Casals Festival Orchestra. He was appointed co-principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 1972 to 1975. As a trumpet player he made a number of important recordings, many of which are now in the CD catalogues. He was the first wind player to win the Ford Foundation Award for concert artists (1971-1973), which enabled him to commission a trumpet concerto from Gunther Schuller, and commissioned a number of other trumpet works from composers including Dlugoszewski and Brant.
Meanwhile, he pursued a conducting career. In 1968 he began conducting for the Eliot Feld Dance Company, of which he became Music Director. He also was music director of the Waterloo Festival, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In 1975 he was appointed music director of the 92d Street Y Chamber Symphony, which was later renamed the New York Chamber Symphony, and has maintained that position since. He became music director of New York's Mostly Mozart Festival in 1982. In 1981 he founded the Music Today contemporary music series in New York, serving as its music director through 1989.
In 1983 he was named Music Advisor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 he became its Principal Conductor, and in 1985 its Music Director. With the Seattle Symphony he has become known for having one of the most innovative and wide-ranging programming of any major symphony orchestra, with a strong emphasis on music of the great American symphonic composers such as Hanson, Diamond, Creston, Copland, and their contemporaries, a large amount of which he has recorded. He has guided the orchestra to its highest artistic level, and seen it through construction and occupancy of its new venue, Benaroya Hall. He is also artistic adviser of the Tokyo Bunkamura's Orchard Hall, where he conducts the Tokyo Philharmonic in six concerts annually. Read less

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Born: Aug 19, 1947; USA  
Gerard Schwarz is one of America's top conductors, particularly noted for championing the first great age of American symphonists. He is also a gifted trumpet virtuoso. He began studying the trumpet at the age of eight. He attended the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan, during the summers of 1958-1960 and studied at New York's High School of Performing Arts. He studied trumpet with William Vacchiano, principal trumpeter of the New York Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Trauermarsch
II. Sturmisch bewegt, mit grosster Vehemenz
III. Scherzo
IV. Adagietto
V. Rondo-Finale
I. Einleitung und Lied des Troubadour
II. Tuchkaufer und Bettler
III. Der Ritter
IV. Marsch
V. Erscheinung der drei Frauen
VI. Festmusik
VII. Schluss des Festes
VIII. Meditation
IX. Geigenspiel. Der Wolf
X. Kargliche Hochzeit
XI. Incipiunt laudes creaturarum
No. 1. Langsam
No. 2. Langsam - Schnell
No. 3. Lebhaft
No. 4. Sehr langsam
No. 5. Lebhaft
I. Lisbon
II. Horkstow Grange
III. Rufford Park Poachers
IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
V. Lord Melbourne
VI. The Lost Lady Found
I. Allegro non tanto
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Presto
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
I. Andante
II. Allegro - Moderato - Tempo I
III. Moderato - Con moto - Tempo I
IV. Allegro
V. Adagio - Presto - Tempo I
VI. Scherzo and Trio
VII. Moderato
Overture
Serenata: Mentre l'erbetta - Larghetto - Scherzino - Allegro - Andantino - Allegro (Tenor)
Allegretto: Contento forse vivere - Allegro assai - Allegro (alla breve): Con queste paroline - Andante: Sento dire no'nce pace - Allegro: Nce sta quaccuna po' - Presto: Una te fa la 'nzemprece - Larghetto (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
Allegro alla breve - Tarantella
Andantino: Se tu m'ami - Allegro (Soprano)
Gavotta con due variazioni: Allegro moderato
Vivo
Tempo di minuetto: Pupillette, fiammette d'amore - Finale: Allegro assai (Soprano, Tenor, Bass)
I. Allegro tranquillo (Dreams of a Winter Journey)
II. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto (Land of Desolation, Land of Mists)
III. Scherzo: Allegro scherzando giocoso
IV. Finale: Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso
I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
III. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro molto vivace
IV. Finale: Moderato assai - Allegro vivo
Introduction
Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Scene 1: The Firebird begs to be released - Entrance of the Thirteen Enchanted Princesses
Scene 1: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo) - Ivan Tsarevich appears
Scene 1: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
Scene 1: Daybreak
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich, entering Kastchei's palace ... - The entrance of Kastchei the Immortal - Dialogue between Kastchei and Ivan Tsarevich - The Princesses plead for mercy - The Firebird enters
Scene 1: Dance of Kastchei's retinue under the Firebird's magic spell
Scene 1: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
Scene 1: The Firebird's Lullaby - Kastchei awakens - Kastchei's death - Profonds tenebres
Scene 2: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving ...
Tableau 1: The Shrove-Tide Fair
Tableau 2: 's Cell
Tableau 3: The Moor's Cell
Tableau 4: The Shrove-Tide Fair (evening)
Introduction
Marche chinoise
Le Chant du rossignol
Le Jeu du Rossignol mecanique
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Introduction -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Ritual of Abduction -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Spring Rounds -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Procession of the Sage -
Part I: Adoration of the Earth: Dance of the Earth
Part II: The Sacrifice: Introduction -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Mystic Circles of the Young Girls -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Glorification of the Chosen One -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Evocation of the Ancestors -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Ritual Action of the Ancestors -
Part II: The Sacrifice: Sacrificial Dance
I. Tempo giusto
II. Allegretto
III. Con moto
No. 1. Burlesco
No. 2. Humoresque
No. 3. Satirico
No. 4. Sarcasmo
No. 5. Ironico
No. 6. Fantastico
No. 7. Triste: Jazzy
No. 8. Enigmatico
Der Held (The Hero) - Des Helden Widersacher (The Hero's Enemies) - Des Helden Gefahrtin (The Hero's Companion) -
Des Helden Walstatt (The Hero's Field of Battle) - Des Helden Friedenswerke (The Hero's Works of Peace) - Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung (The Hero's Retreat from the World and Fulfilment)
Einleitung
Von den Hinterweltlern
Von der grossen Sehnsucht
Von den Freuden und Leidenschaften
Das Grablied
Von der Wissenschaft
Der Genesende
Das Tanzlied
Das Nachtlied
Nachtwandlerlied
Part I: Introduction -
Part I: Scherzo -
Part I: Massig langsam (Wiegenlied) -
I. Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Sehr Lebhaft
I. Allegro moderato -
II. Sehr langsam -
III. Presto
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
I. Sostenuto assai
II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
III. Adagio espressivo
IV. Allegro molto vivace
I. Lebhaft
II. Scherzo: Sehr massig
III. Nicht schnell
IV. Feierlich
V. Lebhaft
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
IV. Langsam: Lebhaft
I. Allegro affettuoso
II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
I. Andante espressivo - Allegro
II. Grazioso
III. Finale: Andante - Presto
I. Andante
II. Spirit Lake: Allegro
III. Volcano: Adagio - Allegro
I. Allegro robusto
II. Andante moderato
III. Allegro assai
I. Sinfonia: Maestoso con moto - Allegro - Maestoso con moto come I
I. Allegretto un poco agitato -
I. Adagio religioso
II. Alles was Odem hat (Chorus) - Lobe den Herrn meine Seele (Soprano, Chorus)
III. Recitative: Saget es, die ihr erlost seid - Er zahlet unsre Tranen (Tenor)
IV. Sagt es, die ihr erloset seid (Chorus)
V. Ich harrete des Herrn (2 Sopranos, Chorus)
VI. Stricke des Todes hatten uns umfangen (Tenor) - Wir riefen in der Finsternis (Tenor) - Die Nacht ist vergangen (Soprano)
VII. Die Nacht ist vergangen (Chorus)
VIII. Chorale: Nun danket alle Gott (Chorus)
IX. Drum sing' ich mit meinem Liede (Soprano, Tenor)
X. Ihr Volker! bringet her dem Herrn (Chorus)
I. Folk Dance
II. A Scene
III. Madrigal
IV. Minuet
V. Masks
VI. Romeo and Juliet
VII. The Death of Tybalt
I. Montagues and Capulets
II. The Young Girl Juliet
III. Friar Lawrence
IV. Danse
V. Romeo with Juliet before Parting
VI. Dance of the Antillian Girls
VII. Romeo at the Tomb of Juliet
Part I
Part II
Part III
I. Kezdodik a mese (The Fairy Tale Begins)
II. Becsi harangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock)
III. Dal (Song)
IV. Napoleon csataja (The Battle and Defeat of Napoleon)
V. Kozjatek (Intermezzo)
VI. A csaszari udvar bevonulasa (Entrance of the Emperor and his Court)
I. A tempo giusto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
I. Largo affetuoso
II. A tempo giusto
III. Musette: Larghetto
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Larghetto
IV. Allegro
V. Minuet
VI. Gigue
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Un poco andante
III. Allegro di molto
Act I: Sinfonia
Act I: Oh, the pleasures of the plain (Chorus, Acis, Galatea)
Act I: Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains (Galatea)
Act I: Aria: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire (Galatea)
Act I: Aria: Where shall I seek the charming fair (Acis)
Act I: Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay (Damon)
Act I: Aria: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing (Damon)
Act I: Recitative: Lo! here my love (Acis)
Act I: Aria: Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis)
Act I: Recitative: Oh! didst thou know the pains of absent love (Galatea)
Act I: Aria: As when the dove laments (Galatea)
Act I: Duet: Happy we! (Acis, Galatea, Chorus)
Act II: Mourn, all ye muses (Chorus)
Act II: Aria: Must I my Acis still bemoan (Galatea, Chorus)
Act II: Recitative: 'Tis done: thus I exert my pow'r divine (Galatea)
Act II: Aria: Heart, the seat of soft delight (Galatea)
Act II: Galatea, dry thy tears (Chorus)
I. Molto moderato - Allegro
II. Adagio mesto
III. Vivace non troppo
Part I
Part II
Part III
I. Into the World's Night
II. Epiphany
III. My Hero Bares His Nerves
Part I
Part II
I. March On
II. Rally
III. Twirling Blues
IV. Strut
V. Slink
VI. Waltzing Alumni
VII. Alma Mater
VIII. March Off
I. The Nativity
II. The Crucifixion
III. The Resurrection
I. Sunrise
II. The Painted Desert
III. On the Trail
IV. Sunset
V. Cloudburst


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