Gunther Schuller

Gunther Schuller

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gunther Schuller (born November 22, 1925) is an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian, and jazz musician. The son of a violinist with the New York Philharmonic, he studied at the Saint Thomas Choir School and became an accomplished horn player and flute player. At age 15 he played horn professionally with the American Ballet Theatre (1943) followed by an appointment as principal hornist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1943-5), and then the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York, where he stayed until 1959. During his youth, he attended the Precollege Division at the Manhattan School of Music. He began his career in jazz by recording as a french horn player with Miles Davis (1949-50). In 1955 Schuller and jazz pianist John Lewis founded the Modern Jazz Society, which gave its first concert in Town Hall, New York, that same year and later became known as the Jazz and Classical Music Society. While lecturing at Brandeis University in 1957 he coined the term "Third Stream" to describe music that combines classical and jazz techniques.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134908649
  • 9786134908641