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Gunther Schuller

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: November 22, 1925    

The composer Gunther Schuller is, famously, a man of many musical pursuits. He began his professional life as a horn player in both the jazz and classical worlds, working as readily with Miles Davis and Gil Evans as with Toscanini; he was principal horn of the Cincinnati Symphony from age sixteen and later of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra until 1959.

In the 1950s he began a conducting career focusing largely on contemporary music, and thereafter conducted most of the major orchestras of the world in a wide range of works, including his own. He was central in precipitating a new stylistic marriage between progressive factions of jazz and classical, coining the term “Third Stream” and collaborating in the development of the style with John Lewis, the Modem Jazz Quartet, and others....
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    Jumpin' In The Future

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    1988
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    Homage To Ellington In Concert

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    1974
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    Scott Joplin: Ragtime Classics

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    1973
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    Music For Brass

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    1957
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