Crystal Records John Cerminaro, horn

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         Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest horn players of our time, John Cerminaro is currently Principal Horn with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 1995.
         In an illustrious career spanning five decades, he has also held principal horn positions with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Mr. Cerminaro has been a principal horn guest with many orchestras across the United States, including the Dallas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Houston Symphony. He has performed in music festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
         As a recording artist, Mr. Cerminaro can be heard on numerous recordings. His discography is varied, and includes four solo recordings for Crystal Records, an acclaimed CD of the four Mozart Horn Concertos with conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony (also Crystal Records) as well and the John Williams' score for NBC's Nightly News.
         Respected for his teaching methods as well as his performance skills, John Cerminaro has been a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School, the Aspen Music Festival, the California Institute of the Arts and was a Landsdowne Lecturer at Victoria College. He is the author of a treatise for performers entitled "The Greater Glory." A recipient of the esteemed Naumberg Award, First Prize in the Concert Artist's Guild Competition and a Prague International Competition winner, Mr. Cerminaro received his musical education at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music School.

CD515:  MOZART, FOUR HORN CONCERTOS.  John Cerminaro, Horn; Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.   UPC 00941475152-2.  ORDER NOW



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Concerto No. 4 in E flat major Mvt 1 (Allegro moderato)  Mvt 2 (Romanza, Andante)  Mvt 3 (Rondo, Allegro vivace)   Concerto No. 3 in E flat:  Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Romance, Larghetto)  Mvt 3 (Allegro)   Concerto.No 2 in E flat: Mvt 1 (Allegro maestoso)  Mvt 2 (Andante)  Mvt 3 (Rondo)   Concerto No. 1 in D major  Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Andante)  Mvt 3 (Rondo, Allegro)

CD676:  JOHN CERMINARO, HORN.  Beethoven, Hindemith, & Bernhard Heiden Horn Sonatas.  Also Bozza, En Fret; F Strauss, Nocturno; Glazunov, Reverie; Faure, Aprs un Rve; Gliere, Intermezzo; Schmid, ImTiefsten Walde.  Cerminaro has been principal horn with both New York Philharmonic & Los Angeles Philharmonic.   with Zita Carno, piano. "Cerminaro was the best solo horn the New York Philharmonic has had since World War II. These are good performances.",   American Record Guide   UPC 00941476762-2  ORDER NOW



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Bozza: En Foret    Strauss: Nocturno    Beethoven Sonata in F: Mvt. 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Allegro)    Glaznuov: Reverie    Faure: Apres un Reve    Gliere: Intermezzo    Schmid: ImTiefsten Walde

CD679: SCREAMERS:  Difficult Works for Horn. John Cerminaro and Charlotte Cerminaro, horn.   Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro; Joseph Haydn, Divertimento a tre; William Kraft, Evening Voluntaries; Rand Steiger, A New-Slain Knight; Henri Lazarof, Intrada for solo horn.    with Zita Carno, piano; The California EAR Unit (Stephen Mosko, conductor); Maria Larionoff, violin; Toby Saks, cello.   UPC 00941476792-9  ORDER NOW



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Schumann: Adagio and Allegro    Kraft: Evening Voluntaries    Haydn: Divertimento    Steiger: A New-Slain Knight  Intro/1st Mvt  Mvt 2  Mvt 3    Lazarof: Intrada

CD761: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Hindemith, Trumpet Sonata; Bozza, Caprice, Lied, and Badinage; Ropartz, Andante & Allegro; Barat, Andante & Scherzo; Borden, Six Dialogues for trumpet & trombone; Lewis, Monophony VII for unaccompanied trumpet; Poulenc, Sonata for trumpet, horn, & trombone (w/ John Cerminaro, horn; Ralph Sauer, trombone); Zita Carno, piano.  "technical & musical bravura. Sensational."  InTune Magazine   UPC 00941477612-9 ORDER NOW

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Hindemith Sonata:  Mvt 1 (Mit Kraft)   Mvt 2 (Maasig bewegt)   Mvt 3 (Trauermusik & Chorale)   Bozza: Caprice   Ropartz : Andante and  Allegro   Barat: Andante  and  Scherzo   Bozza: Lied   Bozza: Badinage   Poulenc: Sonata  Allegro Moderato  Andante  Rondeau   Borden: Six Dialogues  Allegro  Allegro  Andante and Un Poco Allegretto  Con Giorralita  Majestic  Allegretto   Lewis: Monophony VII



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