Gerard Schwarz

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Gerard Schwarz (born August 19, 1947) is an American conductor and trumpeter. He was music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 2011.

He served as Music Director of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart festival between 1982 and 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Schwarz was music director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). He also served as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the New York Chamber Symphony and Music Advisor to Tokyo's Orchard Hall in conjunction with the Tokyo Philharmonic.

In 2007, Schwarz was named music director of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, having served as principal conductor since 2005. There he has expanded the festival's audiences to the largest in its history, enhanced education and programming (to include a composer in residence and three new concert series), and increased collaboration with An Appalachian Summer Festival, where he is artistic partner for symphonic music programming.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Cornet Favorites Gerard Schwarz, William Bolcom 2 2
1983 The Classic Trumpet Concerti of Haydn and Hummel Haydn, Hummel; Gerard Schwarz, Y Chamber Symphony of New York 1
1983 The Water Music Complete Georg Friedrich Händel; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
1984 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, Elmar Oliveira 1
1985 Serenade no. 3 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra / Ballade / Concertino for Piano, Winds and Timpani George Perle; Music Today Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Richard Goode 1
1988 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Saint-Saëns: Havanaise / Introduction and Rondo capriccioso / Massenet: Meditation from 'Thais' Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Massenet; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1988 Wagner 2 Wagner; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1989 Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Kodály: Háry János / Galánta Dances Seattle Symphony & Gerard Schwarz 1
1989 Clarinet Concerto / Music for the Theatre / Quiet City / Dance Panels Aaron Copland; New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, David Shifrin 1
1989 Howard Hanson Symphonies: no. 1 "Nordic" & no. 2 "Romantic" Howard Hanson; The Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1990 Arias and Barcarolles / School for Scandal / An American in Paris Bernstein, Barber, Gershwin; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1990 Stratas Sings Weill Kurt Weill; Teresa Stratas, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1991 Symphony no. 4 / Suite from "Merry Mount" / Lament for Beowulf Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1991 The Firebird: Russian Fairy Tale Igor Stravinsky; Natalia Makarova, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony 1
1992 The Sound of Trumpets New York Trumpet Ensemble; Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 Symphony in Waves / Musica celestis Aaron Jay Kernis; Lark Quartet, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 A Tribute to William Schuman William Schuman; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 Bach, Handel Arias Bach, Handel; Arleen Auger, The Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 / Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 Mozart; David Shifrin, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, Chamber Music Northwest 1
1992 Symphonies no. 3 & no. 6 Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1992 Symphonies no. 7 "A Sea Symphony" & no. 5 "Sinfonia sacra / Piano Concerto / Mosaics Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale, Gerard Schwarz, Carol Rosenberger 1
1992 Violin Concerto (In Concordiam) / TreeStone Stephen Albert; Seattle Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Ilkka Talvi, Lucy Shelton, David Gordon 2
1993 Portraits of Freedom Aaron Copland, Roy Harris; Seattle Symphony and Chorale, Gerard Schwarz, James Earl Jones 1
1994 A Question of Taste / The Mighty Casey William Schuman; Juilliard Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
1994 Orchestral Works Vol. II Paul Creston; Gerard Schwarz 1
1995 The Rubaiyat Alan Hovhaness; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1996 Mozart Concertos no. 21 in C major, K. 467 / no. 24 in C minor, K. 491 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Eugene Istomin, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1996 Moby Dick / Symphony no. 3 / Symphony no. 7 "Variation-Symphony" Peter Mennin; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 2
1999 Hovhaness Collection, Volume Two Alan Hovhaness; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2002 Idyla (Idyll) for String Orchestra / Mládí (Youth) for wind sextet Leoš Janáček; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
2003 The Firebird / Song of the Nightingale Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony 1
2003 Mysterious Mountains Alan Hovhaness; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 2
2005 Symphonies nos. 4 and 9 / Orchestra Song / Circus Overture William Schuman; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2006 Symphony no. 60 / Guitar Concerto / Khrimian Hairig Alan Hovhaness; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, David Leisner, Lars Ranch 1
2006 The Execution of Stepan Razin / October / Five Fragments Shostakovich; Charles Robert Austin, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2011 Sheherazade / The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Suite) Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2011 Echoes: Classic Works Transformed Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2011 Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 9 / Liadov: Baba Yaga - The Musical Snuffbox - Kikimora - The Enchanted Lake - Ballade Shostakovich, Liadov; Lynn Harrell, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2012 Orchestral Transcriptions by Respighi and Elgar Bach / Respighi, Elgar; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2012 Petrushka / Song of the Nightingale Igor Stravinsky; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2015 Symphony no. 48 "Vision of Andromeda" / Prelude and Quadruple Fugue / Soprano Saxophone Concerto Alan Hovhaness; Greg Banaszak, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz 1
2016 The French Influence: Music for Trumpet and Piano Gerard Schwarz, Kun Woo Paik 1
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 / Saint-Säens: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 Brahms, Saint‐Saëns; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Elmar Oliveira 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Music Fantasies of Charles Griffes & Deems Taylor Charles Griffes, Deems Taylor; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 2
1998 Music of Howard Hanson, Volume One Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
1998 Music of Howard Hanson, Volume Two Howard Hanson; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2003 Symphony no. 4 / Three New England Sketches / Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra Walter Piston; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, Therese Elder Wunrow 1
2005 Symphonies nos. 7 and 10 William Schuman; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1
2007 Symphony no. 3 / Clarinet Concerto / Quiet City Copland; Eduardo Mata, Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz 1
2009 Symphony no. 6 / Prayer in a Time of War / New England Triptych William Schuman; Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz 1

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