José Serebrier

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Biography

Born: Dec 3, 1938; Uruguay  
José Serebrier is probably better known as a conductor than as a composer, though in the latter 1990s and early years of the new century, he garnered a fair amount of attention for his compositions. His works are written in a tonal and quite approachable style and divulge his mastery of orchestration and deft sense for instrumental color. Serebrier began to study the violin at the age of nine with Juan Fabbri and soon began composing. His Read more earliest surviving work dates to 1948, a Sonata for solo violin, Op. 1. He would later take instruction on the piano from Sarah Bourdillion and also become quite proficient in that instrumental realm. Following instruction at the Montevideo Municipal School of Music in violin and harmony, Serebrier enrolled at the Montevideo Conservatory, where he studied composition with Estrada. He remained active as a composer during his student years, turning out such works as the Wind Quintet "Pequeńa Musica" (1955). In 1956, Serebrier won a competition in Uruguay with his orchestral overture La leyenda de Fausto. That same year, he enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied composition with Vittorio Giannini. He was appointed apprentice conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1958. This post carried with it the Dorati fellowship, which provided further composition study to Serebrier, this time at the University of Minnesota. It was during this time that Serebrier completed one of his most important works for orchestra, the Partita, parenthetically subtitled "Symphony No. 2" (1957 - 1958). He left Minneapolis in 1960 to accept a position as conductor of the semi-professional Utica Symphony Orchestra. The salary was meager, about $2,000 per year, though Serebrier augmented his income by teaching at Utica College. Still, he had to live for a time in a room at the local YMCA. His Fantasia for orchestra dates to 1960 and has proven to be one of his more enduring compositions. In 1962, he received his first important podium appointment -- associate conductor of the New York City-based American Symphony Orchestra -- where he worked closely with Leopold Stokowski. Stokowski premiered his young colleague's Elegy for Strings at Carnegie Hall in 1962. Serebrier's Carnegie Hall debut as a conductor occurred around this time, also with the American Symphony Orchestra, and was enthusiastically received by critics and public alike. Serebrier left New York for Cleveland in 1968, serving as conductor of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra and composer-in-residence at George Szell's Cleveland Orchestra. He left the latter post in 1970 and the former in 1971. Serebrier did much guest conducting in the 1970s and 1980s. He made his first recording in 1974, the Ives Symphony No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, an effort for RCA that drew high praise from critics in Europe and the United States, where it received a Grammy nomination. Serebrier was appointed principal guest conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1982. Two years later, he organized the Festival Miami (now called the Festival of the Americas) and served as its artistic director. He developed a relationship with the Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the late '80s, making a highly praised series of Shostakovich recordings with them. Around this time, he also began making recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Rome Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, Serebrier was still active as a conductor and composer. Among his later works is Winterreise (1999), which he recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the Reference Recordings label. Read less
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Biography

Born: Dec 3, 1938; Uruguay  
José Serebrier is probably better known as a conductor than as a composer, though in the latter 1990s and early years of the new century, he garnered a fair amount of attention for his compositions. His works are written in a tonal and quite approachable style and divulge his mastery of orchestration and deft sense for instrumental color. Serebrier began to study the violin at the age of nine with Juan Fabbri and soon began composing. His Read more
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: I. Allegro con moto
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: II. Poco adagio
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: III. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
Dvorák: Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4: IV. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : I Allegro moderato
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : II Adagio molto, tempo di marcia
Dvorák : Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op.10 : III Finale [Allegro vivace]
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : I Allegro non tanto
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : II Adagio
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : III Scherzo - Furiant [Presto]
Dvorák : Symphony No.6 in D major, Op.60 : IV Finale [Allegro con spirito]
Glazunov : Symphony No.3 in D major Op.33 : I Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.3 in D major Op.33 : II Scherzo - Vivace
Glazunov : Symphony No.3 in D major Op.33 : III Andante
Glazunov : Symphony No.3 in D major Op.33 : IV Finale - Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Symphony No.2 in F sharp minor Op.16 : I Andante maestoso - Moderato - Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.2 in F sharp minor Op.16 : II Andante
Glazunov : Symphony No.2 in F sharp minor Op.16 : III Scherzo - Allegro vivace
Glazunov : Symphony No.2 in F sharp minor Op.16 : IV Intrada - Andante sostenuto - Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.1 in E major Op.5, 'Slavyanskaya' : I Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.1 in E major Op.5, 'Slavyanskaya' : II Scherzo - Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.1 in E major Op.5, 'Slavyanskaya' : III Adagio
Glazunov : Symphony No.1 in E major Op.5, 'Slavyanskaya' : IV Finale - Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.7 in F major Op.77, 'Pastoral' : I Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Symphony No.7 in F major Op.77, 'Pastoral' : II Andante
Glazunov : Symphony No.7 in F major Op.77, 'Pastoral' : III Scherzo - Allegro giocoso
Glazunov : Symphony No.7 in F major Op.77, 'Pastoral' : IV Finale - Allegro maestoso
Glazunov : Symphony No.5 in B flat major Op.55 : I Moderato - Maestoso - Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.5 in B flat major Op.55 : II Scherzo - Moderato
Glazunov : Symphony No.5 in B flat major Op.55 : III Andante
Glazunov : Symphony No.5 in B flat major Op.55 : IV Allegro maestoso
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : I Winter - Introduction
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : II Winter - Scene
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : III Winter - Variation 1, 'Frost'
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : IV Winter - Variation 2, 'Ice'
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : V Winter - Variation 3, 'Hail'
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VI Winter - Variation 4, 'Snow'
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VII Spring
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : VIII Summer - Scene
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : IX Summer - Waltz of the Cornflowers & Poppies
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : X Summer - Barcarolle
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : XI Summer - Variation - The Ear of the Corn
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : XII Summer - Coda
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : No.4 Autumn, No.4a Bacchanale & No.4b Entries of the Seasons
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : No.4c Petit Adagio
Glazunov : The Seasons Op.67 : No.4h Apotheosis [Variation]
Glazunov : Symphony No.6 in C minor Op.58 : I Adagio - Allegro appassionato
Glazunov : Symphony No.6 in C minor Op.58 : II Tema con variazioni
Glazunov : Symphony No.6 in C minor Op.58 : III Intermezzo
Glazunov : Symphony No.6 in C minor Op.58 : IV Finale - Andante maestoso - Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Incidental music to Salomé op.90 : I Introduction
Glazunov : Incidental music to Salomé Op.90 : II Dance
Glazunov : Symphony No.8 in E flat major Op.83 : I Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Symphony No.8 in E flat major Op.83 : II Mesto
Glazunov : Symphony No.8 in E flat major Op.83 : III Allegro
Glazunov : Symphony No.8 in E flat major Op.83 : IV Finale - Moderato sostenuto - Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : I Act 1 Introduction
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : II Act 1 Salle dans le chateau de Raymonda
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : III Act 1 La Traditrice
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : IV Act 1 Une fanfare annonce l'arrivée d'un étranger
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : V Act 1 Entrée de Raymonda
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : VI Act 1 Soir - Clair de lune
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : VII Act 1 Prélude & La Romanesca
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : VIII Act 1 Prélude & Variation
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : IX Act 1 Entr-acte
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : X Act 1 Valse fantastique
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : XI Act 2 Grand pas d'action - Grand Adagio
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : XII Act 2 Variation 4 - Raymonda
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : XIII Act 2 Danse des garçons arabes
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : XIV Act 2 Entrée des Sarrasins
Glazunov : Raymonda Suite Op.57a : XV Act 3 Entr-acte - Triomphe de l'amour et fęte nuptiale
Glazunov : Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 : I Moderato
Glazunov : Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 : II Andante sostenuto
Glazunov : Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 : III Tempo 1 [ fig.18]
Glazunov : Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 : IV Allegro
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.2 in B major Op.100 : I Andante sostenuto
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.2 in B major Op.100 : II Andante
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.2 in B major Op.100 : III Allegro
Glazunov : Saxophone Concerto in E flat major Op.109 : I Allegro Moderato
Glazunov : Saxophone Concerto in E flat major Op.109 : II Andante
Glazunov : Saxophone Concerto in E flat major Op.109 : III Allegro
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : I Allegro moderato
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Theme & Variations - Theme
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation I
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation II
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation III
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation IV
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation V
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation VI
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation VII
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation VIII
Glazunov : Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor Op.92 : II Variation IX
Glazunov : Concerto Ballata Op. 108 : I Allegro commodo
Glazunov : Concerto Ballata Op.108 : II Adagio
Glazunov : Concerto Ballata Op.108 : III A tempo
Glazunov : Concerto Ballata Op.108 : IV poco meno mosso [Allegro marciale]
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : I Allegro maestoso
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : II Poco adagio
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : III Scherzo [Vivace - Poco meno mosso]
Dvorák : Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70 : IV Finale [Allegro]
I. Somber and Steady
II. Quiet and Sad
III. Real Fast!
I. Curtain-rise
II. There and Back
III. Three Queries, One Response
IV. Competative Chaos
V. A Single Tone, A Dozen Implications
VI. One Coin, Two Sides
VII. Valse Rappelee
VIII. Adrift
I. The Stone Tower
II. Leaving - Traveling - Hoping
III. Sirens
IV. Hymn
V. False Waltz
VI. Resume and Prayer
I. Twilight
II. Toccata - Chaconne
III. Romance Without Words
IV. Midnight
V. Toccata - Rondo
VI. Dawn
I Strolled Across an Open Field
Memory
Orchids
The Serpent
Night Crow
Snake
Little Elegy
The Nightingale
VIII. Adrift
I. Quasi rondo: Andante mosso
II. Contrastes: Andante cantabile - Molto vivace
I. Allegro con fermezza
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Prelude
II. The Cavalry
III. Habanera
IV. Seguidilla
V. Fugato
VI. Interlude 1
VII. Toreador
VIII. Interlude 2
IX. Andante cantabile
X. Interlude 3
XI. The Wedding
XII. Gypsy Dance
I. Los trabajadores agricolas (The Agricultural Workers)
II. Danza del trigo (Wheat Dance)
III. Les peones de hacienda (The Cattlemen)
IV. Danza final (Final Dance) [Malambo]
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Andante
I. Allegro deciso
II. Andante
III. Deciso
No. 1. Vidui (Contrition)
No. 2. Nigun (Improvisation)
No. 3. Simchat torah (Rejoicing)
I. Curtain-rise
II. There and Back
III. Three Queries, One Response
IV. Competative Chaos
V. A Single Tone, A Dozen Implications
VI. One Coin, Two Sides
VII. Valse Rappelee
VIII. Adrift
I. Act I: Vorspiel (Prelude)
II. Act II: Liebesnacht (Night of Love)
III. Act III: Liebestod (Love Death)
Prelude
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Procession of the Guests of Honour
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Inspection of the Display Windows
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Demonstration of Important Exhibits - Appearance of the Soviet Football Team
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Magician-Advertising Agent - Dance of the Hindu
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Boxing as an Advertising Stunt
Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Scandal during the Boxing Match - Entrance of the Police
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of the Golden Youths
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of Diva: Adagio
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Appearance of the Soviet Football Team and Diva's Variations
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Soviet Dance
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Diva asks the Leader of the Soviet Team to Dance with Her
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance and Scene of the Diva and the Fascist
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of the Black Man and 2 Soviet Football Players
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: The Supposed Terrorist, "The Hand of Moscow"
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: General Confusion - The Embarrassment of the Fascists
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: A Rare Case of Mass Hysteria
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Conversation between the Director of the Exhibition and the Fascist
Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Foxtrot ... foxtrot ... foxtrot
Act II Scene 3, A Street in the Same City: Mime of the Agents Provocateurs, Provocation and Arrest: Galop
Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Procession of the Workers to the Stadium - Dance of the Young Pioneers - Sports Games
Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Football March
I. The Stone Tower
II. Leaving - Traveling - Hoping
III. Sirens
IV. Hymn
V. False Waltz
VI. Resume and Prayer
I. Twilight
II. Toccata - Chaconne
III. Romance Without Words
IV. Midnight
V. Toccata - Rondo
VI. Dawn