This album celebrates Gerard Schwarz at the top of his game, conducting music close to Jerry’s heart. Maestro Schwarz served long tenures as music director for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and later the Seattle Symphony, and made over 100 recordings with those orchestras.
The Colburn Orchestra is well-known from its recordings on Yarlung with Yehuda Gilad conducting Metropolitan Opera and GRAMMY Award® winning mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke (YAR14148) and with Maestro Schwarz conducting Takemitsu’s From Me Flows What You Call Time (YAR15195) featuring Smoke & Mirrors percussion ensemble. The orchestra has been conducted by James Conlon, Jamie Laredo, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Nicolas McGegan, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel.
In 2012, the Colburn Orchestra opened the GRAMMY Foundation’s 14th Annual Music Preservation Project. Concertgoers and press celebrate The Colburn Orchestra for the quality of its performances and music director Yehuda Gilad’s creative leadership. Maestro Schwarz describes The Colburn Orchestra as “without question, among the finest orchestras in the world.”
Yarlung recorded this album directly to two tracks of RMGI 468 analog tape running at 15 ips, with no mixer. We used the Hapi converter and Pyramix software from Merging Technologies in Switzerland to make these transfers to DSD. Our sincere thanks to George Klissarov and exaSound for making these releases possible.
Bob Attiyeh, producer