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Gunther Schuller

Miles Davis sideman

Born November 22, 1925, New York, New York
About Gunther Schuller

Schuller is a former classical and jazz horn player, having played and recorded both with major orchestras (including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra) and with jazz greats like Miles Davis. In addition to being a passionate advocate and scholar of jazz music, Schuller's catalog as a composer of contemporary concert music is extensive and includes two operas, one of them the evening-length The Visitation.

  • The Visitation, opera in three acts
    Libretto by the composer after the novel Der Prozess (The Trial) by Franz Kafka.
    1966, Hamburg, Germany
  • The Fisherman and His Wife, children's opera in thirteen scenes
    Libretto by John Updike after the story by the Brothers Grimm.
    May 7, 1970, Boston, Massachusetts

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Norbert Carnovale

Gunther Schuller: A Bio-Bibliography: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller

Greenwood Publishing 1987

Gunther Schuller

Musings: The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller

Da Capo 1986

Last update: January 1, 2009