Author Topic: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public  (Read 3701 times)

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mahlertitan

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Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« on: May 18, 2007, 01:57:37 PM »

PerfectWagnerite

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 03:11:33 PM »
It says:

Gerard Schwarz, music director of the highly regarded Seattle Symphony, shares his expertise and music. Schwarz, who graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most recorded conductors in the world.

Really? As compared to whom?

karlhenning

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 03:06:37 AM »
As compared to a great many conductors who are less recorded.

mahlertitan

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 08:34:51 AM »
It says:

Gerard Schwarz, music director of the highly regarded Seattle Symphony, shares his expertise and music. Schwarz, who graduated from the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most recorded conductors in the world.

Really? As compared to whom?

go to naxos, and type in "Gerard Schwarz", you are going to find lots of recordings that he has done, mainly on American composers.

karlhenning

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 08:44:25 AM »
Especially, but by no means exclusively, Hovhaness.

karlhenning

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 08:45:26 AM »
Heck, if all he had done was record the entire Hovhaness catalogue, he would easily qualify as one of the most recorded conductors in the world  :D

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 08:51:56 AM »
Heck, if all he had done was record the entire Hovhaness catalogue, he would easily qualify as one of the most recorded conductors in the world  :D
is all of his stuff even recorded?

speaking of prolific symphonists, i wonder how much of Segerstam is even recorded.......

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180 Symphonies (updated: April 10th, 2007)
30 String quartets
11 Violin concertos
8 Cello concertos

they must all be short.....

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Re: Contemporary American Composers and the Symphony Public
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 07:29:55 AM »
So, prolific can't necessarily always mean 'good', right? Wordsworth wrote a shedload of poetry, some of which is stunning, and the rest probably deserves to be on an advert for the British bank/building society, Nationwide.

Unless I have it wrong, and Segerstam, Hovhaness and the likes of Aho are the contemporary equivalents of Handel?

EDIT - Or Haydn, even...
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