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Paul Creston

p, *1906 US, New York City
Musician / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Giuseppe Guttoveggio

Paul Creston (born Giuseppe Guttoveggio; October 10, 1906 – August 24, 1985) was an Italian American composer of classical music.Born in New York City to Sicilian immigrants, Creston was self‐taught as a composer. He was an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, initiated into the national honorary Alpha Alpha chapter. His work tends to be fairly conservative in style, with a strong rhythmic element. His pieces include six symphonies, a number of concertos, including two for violin, one for marimba and orchestra (premiered by Ruth Stuber), one for one piano, one for two pianos, one for accordion and one for alto saxophone (the latter dedicated to Cecil Leeson), a fantasia for trombone and orchestra (composed for and premiered by Robert Marsteller), and a Rapsodie again

  • Piano
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
  • Violin
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Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: I. With vigor on American Music by Donald Sinta
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: II. With Tranquility on Sonatas for Saxophone and Piano by Ivo Janssen & Arno Bornkamp
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: II. With tranquility on American Music by Donald Sinta
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: I. With Vigor on Sonatas for Saxophone and Piano by Ivo Janssen & Arno Bornkamp
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: III. With gaiety on American Music by Donald Sinta
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: III. With Gaiety on Sonatas for Saxophone and Piano by Ivo Janssen & Arno Bornkamp
Mvt. 1. Energetic, Creston Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band on Song by Otis Murphy & "Stephen Pratt" "Ray Cramer"
Celebration Overture, Op. 61 on Celebration by Lowell Graham
Saxophone Sonata, Op. 19: I. With vigor on American Saxophone Music by Amy Quate, Paul Creston, Ned Rorem, Walter S. Hartley, Alan Hovhaness, Robert Muczynski & Rudy Wiedoeft
Mvt. 2. Meditative, Creston Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band on Song by Otis Murphy & "Stephen Pratt" "Ray Cramer"

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Title Artist Year Type
20th Century Masterpieces For 2 Pianos And Orchestra (Volume I)Joshua Pierce & Dorothy Jonas, Nikolai Tikhonovich Berezovsky, Paul Creston, Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Francis Poulenc, Robert Starer, Alexandre Tansman2017Compil.
Folksong Symphony • Gregorian ChantRoy Harris • Paul Creston — American Festival Chorale And American Festival Orchestra / Vladimir Golschmann2012Album
Symphony No. 9 In E Minor / Mysterious Mountain / New Dance / ToccataLeopold Stokowski, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alan Hovhaness, Wallingford Riegger, Paul Creston2004Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 • Piano Concerto • Crooning • Dance OvertureBenjamin Lees • Allen Shawn • Andrew Bishop • Paul Creston – Ian Hobson, Ursula Oppens, Albany Symphony Orchestra, David Alan Miller2001Album
Symphonies Nos 1-3Paul Creston -- National Symphony Orchestra Of Ukraine / Theodore Kuchar2000Album
Folksong Symphony, Gregorian ChantRoy Harris, American Festival Orchestra, American Festival Chorale, Vladimir Golschmann, Paul Creston1999Compil.
Songs Of Abelard And Other World PremieresNorman Dello Joio / Mark Camphouse / Paul Creston / Vincent Persichetti / Timothy Mahr, The Keystone Wind Ensemble Conducted By Jack Stamp1998Album
Dello Joio / Creston / BlochNorman Dello Joio, Paul Creston, Ernest Bloch, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, David Amos1997Album
Symphonies no.2Charles Ives, Paul Creston, Neeme Järvi, Detroit Symphony Orchestra1995Album
American Music For Viola & PianoGeorge Rochberg, Paul Creston, Bernhard Heiden, Elliott Carter - Lawrence Wheeler, Betty Ruth Tomfohrde1994Album
Orchestral Works Vol. II: Toccata / Choreografic Suite / Symphony No. 5Paul Creston, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz1994Album
Symphony No. 3 (Three Mysteries) / Out Of The Cradle / Partita For Flute And Violin / Invocation And DancePaul Creston - Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz1992Album
Invocation And Dance / Kentucky Concerto / Seattle SlewThe Louisville Orchestra / Paul Creston, Otto Luening and William Bolcom1992Album
Symphony No. 2 / Corinthians XIII / Walt WhitmanPaul Creston, David Amos1991Album
Modern Masters IIDavid Ward-Steinman / Paul Turok / Norman Dello Joio / Henry Cowell / Paul Creston - City Of London Sinfonia, David Amos1990Album
20th Century American Chamber MusicThe Mirecourt Trio - Paul Reale, Samuel Barber, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Paul Creston, Wallingford Riegger1986Album
Members Israel Philharmonic OrchestraPaul Creston, Alan Hovhaness, Norman Dello Joio, Julius Chajes, Vincent Persichetti, Members Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, David Amos1986Compil.
Chant Of 1942, Op. 33 / Air For Strings / Suite For String Orchestra, Op. 109 / Celestial Fantasy, Op. 44Paul Creston / Norman Dello Joio / Alan Hovhaness - David Amos, Members Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra1983Album
The Virtuoso SaxophonePaul Creston / Paul Hindemith / André Jolivet / Paule Maurice / Erland Von Koch / Pekka Savijoki, Jussi Siirala1980Album
Adagio For Strings / Symphony No. 3 / Quiet City / Hymn And Fuguing Tune No. 10 / A RumorSamuel Barber / Charles Ives / Aaron Copland / Henry Cowell / Paul Creston - The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1976Album
Symphony Concertante / Lydian Ode, Op. 67 / Walt Whitman Suite, Op. 53Gail Kubik, Paul Creston, Orchestre de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, Academy Symphony Orchestra Of Rome1960Album
Concerto For Piano / Sonata For Saxophone And PianoVincent Persichetti / Paul Creston1955Album
Invocation And Dance, Op. 58 / Alvorada Na Floresta Tropical / TriskelionPaul Creston / Heitor Villa-Lobos / Halsey Stevens – The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney1955Album
Contemporary American MusicSamuel Barber, David Diamond, Aaron Copland, Paul Creston, Vladimir Golschmann Conducting The Concert Arts Orchestra1954Album
Symphony No.2 Op.35, Symphony No.3 Op.48Paul Creston, Howard Mitchell, National Symphony Orchestra1954Album
Tableau de Provence, Sonate Opus 19, ScaramoucheMichel Reydellet, Alain Jacquon - Paule Maurice / Paul Creston / Darius MilhaudAlbum
Dance Overture / Summer Holiday (Rive Gauche) / Square Set / La Macumba (Ritual Symphony)Paul Creston / Wells Hively / Herbert Haufrecht / Pedro SanjuanAlbum
Wolfgang Pachla - Marimba Und VibraphonWolfgang Pachla, Darius Milhaud, Paul CrestonAlbum
The Portrait Of A Lady – PartitaDeems Taylor – Paul Creston – American Recording Society Orchestra, Walter HendlAlbum
la Oracion Del Torero / Italian Serenade / String Quartet Op. 8Joaquín Turina, Hugo Wolf, Paul Creston, The Hollywood String QuartetAlbum
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