James DePreist

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James Anderson DePreist (November 21, 1936 – February 8, 2013) was an American conductor. DePreist was one of the first African-American conductors on the world stage. He was the director emeritus of conducting and orchestral studies at The Juilliard School and laureate music director of the Oregon Symphony at the time of his death.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 The Four Temperaments / Nobilissima visione Paul Hindemith; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James DePreist, Carol Rosenberger 1
1988 Symphony no. 2 / Vocalise / The Sea and the Gulls Sergei Rachmaninoff; Oregon Symphony, James DePreist 1
1989 Ritual / (K)ein Sommernachtstraum / Passacaglia / Seid nüchtern und wachet (Faust Cantata) Alfred Schnittke; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Leif Segerstam, James DePreist 1
1989 Symphony no. 11 “The Year 1905” Dmitri Shostakovich; Helsinki Philharmonic, James DePreist 1
1991 The Frescos of Piero della Francesca / Rhapsody-Concerto / Double Concerto Bohuslav Martinů; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist, Nobuko Imai 1
1992 Symphony no. 4 in C major, op. 112 (second version) / Lieutenant Kijé, Suite, op. 60 Sergei Prokofiev; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist 1
1993 Offertorium / Freue Dich Sofia Gubaidulina; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, James DePreist, Oleh Krysa, Torleif Thedéen 1
1993 American Trombone Concertos Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist, Christian Lindberg 1
1994 Cello Concertos nos. 1 & 2 Dmitri Shostakovich; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, James DePreist, Torleif Thedéen 1
1995 Schwantner: New Morning for the World / Flagello: The Passion of Martin Luther King Joseph Schwantner, Nicolas Flagello; Oregon Symphony, James DePreist 1
1998 The Sea Hawk / Symphony in F-Sharp Korngold; James DePreist; Oregon Symphony 1
2003 Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905" Dmitri Shostakovich;Oregon Symphony,James DePreist 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Bravura The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Violin Concertos 2 & 4 Aarre Merikanto; Kaija Saarikettu, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, James DePreist 2

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