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Gunther Schuller

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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Albums

Journey Into Jazz
Journey Into Jazz
BMOP/sound
2008
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Jumpin' In The Future
Jumpin' In The Future
GM Recordings
2001
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Homage To Ellington In Concert
Homage To Ellington...
Golden Crest
1974
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Scott Joplin: Ragtime Classics
Scott Joplin: Ragtime...
EMI Music
1973
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Music For Brass
Music For Brass
Columbia Records
1957
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