Gramophone: Record of a Lifetime

By Andrew Farach-Colton

Gerard Schwarz is celebrating his 70th birthday with a 30-disc retrospective, and yet the conductor's desire to reach new audiences remains undimmed...

His autobiography, Behind the Baton, published earlier this year by Amadeus Press, traces the trajectory of his career from the eureka moment in the cinema through his appointment as co-principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic aged 24, his 26-year tenure as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, and the founding of the Emmy-winning All-Star Orchestra TV series.

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