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HOLIDAY CLASSICS (Seattle Symphony, G. Schwarz)

Artist(s) Schwarz, Gerard, Conductor • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572673
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Seattle Symphony’s first holiday album embraces works composed specifically for Christmas as well as other pieces that convey a universal message of peace, love and hope—the essence of humanity’s highest aspirations. Music Director Gerard Schwarz asked two composers, the Symphony’s Composer in Residence Samuel Jones and Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Ben Hausmann, to “make the music their own” by scoring several of the pieces to retain the unaffected simplicity of these well-known Christmas and concert works. Schwarz joined them in this task, arranging or editing several of the pieces, with the resulting works celebrating the remarkable artistry of the musicians of the Orchestra. In these new settings, recorded entirely in Benaroya Hall, the




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