Oral history interviews with Gerard Schwarz, 2001, 2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Interviewee
Schwarz, Gerard, 1947-
Title
Oral history interviews with Gerard Schwarz
Dates
2001, 2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.14 cubic feet
Collection Number
5703
Summary
Oral History interviews with Seattle Symphony Director Gerard Schwarz
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

The interview for accession 5703-001 has been digitized and is available online. The interview for accession 5703-002 is currently only available for listening in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in Weehawken, New Jersey, Gerard Schwarz graduated from New York City's High School of Performing Arts and the Julliard School of Music and performed as principal trumpeter for the New York Philharmonic until 1973. He served as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony from 1985-2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Two interviews with Gerard Schwarz. More details below.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5703-001: Gerard Schwarz oral history interview, 2001Return to Top

.07 cubic feet (One transcript and one audio cassette tape)

Scope and Content: Interview conducted with Arny Robbins on July 19, 2001. Schwarz recounts his family, musical education, and religious life in New Jersey as well as his efforts to raise the quality and profile of the Seattle Symphony during his tenure as Musical Director. He specifically discusses the process of building Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Acquisition Info: Gerard Schwarz, 07/19/2001

Description
Gerard Schwarz oral history interview

Accession No. 5703-002: Gerard Schwarz oral history interview, 2010Return to Top

.07 cubic feet (One transcript and one audio cassette tape)

Scope and Content: Interview conducted with Steve Adler and Richard Hobbs on November 2, 2010. Schwarz discusses working as Musical Director of the Mostly Mozart festival in New York City, his transition from performing as a trumpeter to conducting, and his conducting career before coming to Seattle. He also describes his tenure as Musical Director of the Seattle Symphony including its involvement with the Seattle ballet and opera companies, its repertoire and personnel over the years, as well as its special projects including Music of Remembrance

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Acquisition Info: Gerard Schwarz, 11/02/2010

Description
Gerard Schwarz oral history interview

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Conductors (Music)--United States
  • Symphony orchestras--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Schwarz, Gerard, 1947- --Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Benaroya Hall (Seattle, Wash.)
  • High School of Performing Arts (New York, N.Y.)--Students
  • Juilliard School of Music--Students
  • Mostly Mozart Festival
  • Music of Remembrance (Musical group)
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)