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Gunther Schuller

frh, alp, 1925-2015 US, Queens
Composer / Conductor of Classical and Jazz

American composer and horn player, born to German parents on November 22, 1925 in New York City, New York and died on June 21, 2015 in Massachusetts. Father of Ed Schuller and George Schuller.

  • French horn
  • Alphorn
  • Electric piano
  • Cornet
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Suite for Wind Quintet: I. Prelude on Barber: Summer Music / Carter: Woodwind Quintet by Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Suite for Wind Quintet: II. Blues on Barber: Summer Music / Carter: Woodwind Quintet by Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Fantasy, Op. 19 on Unaccompanied Cello: Works by Kodály, Crumb, Britten and Schuller by Colin Carr
Suite for Wind Quintet: III. Toccata on Barber: Summer Music / Carter: Woodwind Quintet by Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Variants for Jazz Quartet and Orchestra on Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz by Gunther Schuller, Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Gil Rose
Serenade, Op. 40 (arr. G. Schuller): I. Allegro moderato on Orff: Carmina Burana Suite / Bird: Serenade / Reed: La Fiesta Mexicana by Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble & Harlan D. Parker
Concerto for Contrabassoon: I. Andante tranquillo - Four-Hand Piano Reduction on Schulhoff, Phillips, Schuller and Stamitz: The Bass Nightingale: Music for Contrabassoon by Susan Nigro
Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee: 4. The Twittering Machine on Stravinsky: Agon - Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee by Gunther Schuller & Erich Leinsdorf
Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee: 3. Little Blue Devil on Stravinsky: Agon - Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee by Gunther Schuller & Erich Leinsdorf
Suite: II. Blues on Barber: Summer Music - Beach: Pastorale and Other American Works by The Reykjavik Wind Quintet

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
American Music For Percussion • 1Joan Tower • Felicia Sandler • Jennifer Higdon • Robert Xavier Rodríguez • Gunther Schuller - New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, Frank Epstein2011Album
Peter En De Wolf / De Notenkraker / Thomas En Zijn TrompetSergei Prokofiev, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gunther Schuller, Metropole Orchestra, Hans Dagelet2007Album
Waking WindsMIT Wind Ensemble, Frederick Harris, Jr., Young-Nam Kim, Peter Child, Brian Robison, Gunther Schuller, Evan Ziporyn2004Album
Piano Concertos Of The '20s, Vol IIMichael Rische - Erwin Schulhoff, George Antheil, George Gershwin - Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Wayne Marshall, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Gunther Schuller2003Album
Déjà VuMichael Colgrass / Gunther Schuller - Kenneth Radnofsky, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Charles Peltz2003Album
Der Moderne KontrabaßJean Françaix / Julien François Zbinden / Gunther Schuller / Paul Hindemith2000Album
Piano TriosLalo Schifrin • Gunther Schuller • Gerald M. Shapiro - Eaken Piano Trio2000Album
Music Of Our TimeGyörgy Ligeti, Morton Feldman, Edison Denisov, Gunther Schuller, Olivier Messiaen – The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein1999Album
Orchestral WorksGunther Schuller, Rundfunkorchester Hannover1998Album
Three Orchestral WorksRobert DiDomenica1998Album
SymbiosisThomas Oboe Lee, Gunther Schuller, Kronos Quartet, Collage1997Album
Of Reminiscences And ReflectionsGunther Schuller1995Album
Klavierkonzert • Sinfonie Nr. 5Erwin Schulhoff - Michael Rische, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Gunther Schuller1995Album
Three ConcertosGunther Schuller1994Album
Variations For Orchestra / Spectra / Correspondences / Atlas EclipticalisJohn Cage · Elliott Carter · Milton Babbitt · Gunther Schuller - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine1994Album
American MastersSamuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Gunther Schuller1994Album
American ContemporariesJohn Harbison • Richard Wernick • Gunther Schuller – Emerson String Quartet1993Album
American Tribute (Monumental Brassworks By American Composers)Summit Brass, Joseph Schwantner, Gunther Schuller, Donald Erb, Dan Welcher, John Cheetham, David Sampson, John Stevens1991Album
'Impromptus & Cadenzas' OctetGunther Schuller1991Album
Jumpin' In The FutureGunther Schuller Featuring Orange Then Blue Special Guest Artist Howard Johnson1988Album
Seven Pollock Paintings / Drei Nebel Lieder / Fantasia CelesteCollage New Music, Gunther Schuller - Roger Bourland / Richard Busch / Marc-Antonio Consoli1986Album
The Mad Frog!/Third String Quartet/SymbiosisThomas Oboe Lee, Gunther Schuller, Collage, Kronos Quartet1985Album
A Little Trombone MusicGunther Schuller, Luciano Berio, Alun Hoddinott, Darius Milhaud, John Swallow1985Album
Music For Clarinets And OboeStefan Wolpe, Ingolf Dahl, Gunther Schuller / Floyd Williams, Charles West, Darrel Randall1983Album
Chamber Music V / Capriccio / Sound DreamsCollage New Music, Gunther Schuller And Charles Fussell - Leonard Rosenman / John Heiss / Irwin Bazelon1983Album
Symphony In Black (And Other Works)Duke Ellington - The Smithsonian Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Gunther Schuller1981Album
Music For Oboe (La Bocca Della Verita / Diaphonic Suite No. 1 / Rhapsodie / Trio / Wave Canon / Work)James Ostryniec - George Rochberg / Ruth Crawford Seeger / Ralph Shapey / Gunther Schuller / Joseph Julian / Lawrence Singer1980Album
Piano Concerto / Inner SpaceAmerican Composers Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, Robert Miller - John Harbison / David Stock1980Album
String Quartet No. 4 / String Quartet No. 2Andrew Imbrie, Gunther Schuller / Emerson String Quartet1978Album
Mass In DJohn Knowles Paine1978Album
Gossamer Noons / OdefoniaAmerican Composers Orchestra, Gunther Schuller With Bethany Beardslee - Robert Helps / Marc-Antonio Consoli1978Album
The Avant Garde Woodwind Quintet In The U.S.A.Samuel Barber, Arthur Berger, Elliott Carter, Luciano Berio, Irving Fine, Lukas Foss, Mario Davidovsky, Jacob Druckman, Gunther Schuller & Karel Husa - Dorian Quintet1977Album
Turn Of The Century Cornet FavoritesGunther Schuller / Gerard Schwarz1977Album
Tre Invenzioni / Il Giardino Religioso / ContoursGunther Schuller / Bruno Maderna1976Album
Happy Feet (A Tribute To Paul Whiteman)New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, Joe Venuti1976Album
Country Fiddle BandGunther Schuller, New England Conservatory1976Album
Chamber Symphony, Op. 9 / Piano Sonata, Op. 1 / Five Movements, Op. 5Arnold Schoenberg / Alban Berg / Anton Webern - Gunther Schuller / Idil Biret / Quartetto Di Milano1975Album
Aunt Dinah Blows The Horn / The EntertainerGunther Schuller / Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops Orchestra1975Single
Footlifters (A Century Of American Marches)Gunther Schuller, The Incredible All-Star Band1975Album
Homage To Ellington In ConcertGunther Schuller - New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra1974Album
Zeitgenössische Musik Für KontrabaßJean Françaix / Julien François Zbinden / Gunther Schuller1974Album
The Red Back BookScott Joplin - The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble Conducted By Gunther Schuller1973Album
W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards (First Recordings)Arthur Berger, Gunther Schuller, Richard Donovan1967Album
W.W. Naumburg Foundation American Composition Awards (First Recordings)Arthur Berger, Gunther Schuller, Richard Donovan1967Album
Bernstein Conducts Music Of Our Time Vol.2Leonard Bernstein, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Lukas Foss / Gunther Schuller / Edison Denisov1967Album
A Conversation With Gunther SchullerGunther Schuller1966Album
Dedicated To DolphyHarold Farberman, Gunther Schuller1966Album
Seven Studies On Themes Of Paul Klee / Contrasts For OrchestraGunther Schuller / Paul Fetler, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra1961Album
Modern Jazz ConcertGunther Schuller, George Russell1958Album
Serenade For Horns / Horn Belt BoogieMitch Miller, Stan Freeman, John Barrows, Jim Buffington, Ray Alonge, Gunther Schuller1952Album
Musical Varieties For Dance Volume 3Robert Skilling, J. Williams, J. Sinclair, Gunther Schuller, H. Davis, D. Fletcher, W. D. Parks, Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy FieldsAlbum
Sonata For Oboe And Piano / Quartet For Oboe And StringsGunther Schuller / William SydemanAlbum
Tabuh-Tabuhan / Sinfonia Breve / Seven Studies On Themes Of Paul KleeColin McPhee / Ernest Bloch / Gunther Schuller, Howard Hanson / Antal DoratiCompil.
Symphony / Quartet For DoublebassesGunther Schuller - Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Donald JohanosAlbum
Music For Brass Quintet / Fantasy Quartet For Four Celli / Chamber Symphony For Fourteen Wind InstrumentsGunther Schuller / Easley BlackwoodAlbum
HornithologyNFB Horn Quartet, Gunther Schuller, Sir Michael Tippett, Jay WadenpfuhlAlbum
Vol. 5 - Ein Heldenleben (Opus 40)New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Gunther SchullerAlbum
Piano ConcertoRussell Sherman, Gunther Schuller / Orchestra Of St. Luke's, George GershwinAlbum
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