William Schuman: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 10

William Schuman: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 10

by Seattle Symphony Orchestra
     
 

These recordings of William Schuman's "Seventh" and "Tenth" symphonies by Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony are neither the works' first recordings nor, perhaps, their best recordings, but they are still absolutely worthy recordings that deserve to be heard by anyone who loves American symphonic music of the twentieth century. The "Seventh" has been… See more details below

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These recordings of William Schuman's "Seventh" and "Tenth" symphonies by Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony are neither the works' first recordings nor, perhaps, their best recordings, but they are still absolutely worthy recordings that deserve to be heard by anyone who loves American symphonic music of the twentieth century. The "Seventh" has been recorded before by Lorin Maazel with the Pittsburgh and Maurice Abravanel with the Utah Symphony, but Schwarz's sympathetic interpretation and the Seattle's dedicated professionalism make as good or better a case for the piece as either of them. The "Tenth" has been recorded before by Leonard Slatkin with the St. Louis in a performance of tremendous depth and power and if Schwarz and the Seattle don't quite match them for power, the lyrical intensity of their performance easily puts them in the same league. As for sound, while Maazel's "Seventh" is a little too distant, Abravanel's is way too distant, and Slatkin's is nearly ideal, Schwarz's is not quite as distant as Maazel's, but not as balanced as Slatkin's.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Naxos American
UPC:
0636943925522
catalogNumber:
8559255
Rank:
217247

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  1. Symphony No. 10 -- American Muse  - William Schuman  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra  - Thomas Moran
  2. Symphony No. 7  - William Schuman  - Gerard Schwarz  -  Seattle Symphony Orchestra  - Thomas Moran

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