Arthur Weisberg

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Arthur Weisberg
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Was an American bassoonist, conductor, composer and author (4 April 1931 – 17 January 2009).

Weisberg was born in New York City. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and later the Juilliard School, majoring in bassoon and studying with Simon Kovar.

Soon after graduation he found notable success securing principal chair with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as second bassoon with The Cleveland Orchestra. After studying conducting with Jean Morel he became principal bassoon for Symphony Of The Air as well as bassoonist of the New York Woodwind Quintet for 14 years.

Weisberg has conducted the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Sjællands Symfoniorkester and Aalborg Symfoniorkester of Denmark. Weisberg founded the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble in 1960 and conducted the ensemble. He has also held posts at the Juilliard School, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Yale School of Music, and Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

He made several recordings of 20th century music from Arnold Schoenberg (<i>Pierrot Lunaire, Erwartung</i>), and Edgard Varèse, Olivier Messiaen; as well as contemporary American composers such as Elliott Carter, Stefan Wolpe, and George Crumb. The majority of these recordings were made with the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, the Orchestra Of The 20th Century, and Ensemble 21.
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H-71219 Arthur Weisberg - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume I album art Fredric Myrow* / Roger Reynolds - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson Fredric Myrow* / Roger Reynolds - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume I Nonesuch H-71219 US 1969 Sell This Version
H-71220 Arthur Weisberg - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume II album art Stefan Wolpe / George Rochberg / Seymour Shifrin - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Jan DeGaetani Stefan Wolpe / George Rochberg / Seymour Shifrin - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Jan DeGaetani - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume II(LP) Nonesuch H-71220 US 1969 Sell This Version
H-71251 Arthur Weisberg - Pierrot Lunaire Op.21 album art Arnold Schoenberg - Jan DeGaetani, The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg Arnold Schoenberg - Jan DeGaetani, The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg - Pierrot Lunaire Op.21 (Album) Nonesuch H-71251 US 1971 Sell This Version
H-71281 Arthur Weisberg - Suite From The Threepenny Opera, La Création Du Monde album art Kurt WeillDarius MilhaudArthur Weisberg Conducting The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble* Kurt WeillDarius MilhaudArthur Weisberg Conducting The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble* - Suite From The Threepenny Opera, La Création Du Monde (Album) Nonesuch H-71281 US 1973 Sell This Version
H-71302 Arthur Weisberg - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume IV album art Stefan Wolpe / George Rochberg / Jeff Jones (12) - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Jan DeGaetani Stefan Wolpe / George Rochberg / Jeff Jones (12) - The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Jan DeGaetani - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume IV Nonesuch H-71302 US 1974 Sell This Version
H-71303 Arthur Weisberg - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume V album art Milton Babbitt / T.J. Anderson / Richard WernickThe Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg Milton Babbitt / T.J. Anderson / Richard WernickThe Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg - Spectrum: New American Music, Volume V (Album) Nonesuch H-71303 US 1974 Sell This Version
CRI SD 457, CRI 457 Arthur Weisberg - Concerto Grosso For Piano, Percussion And Orchestra / Windows album art Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg, Wanda Maximilien, Raymond DesRoches*, Richard Fitz, Louis Oddo, Stephen Paysen, Bruce Tatti - Moevs* / Druckman* Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg, Wanda Maximilien, Raymond DesRoches*, Richard Fitz, Louis Oddo, Stephen Paysen, Bruce Tatti - Moevs* / Druckman* - Concerto Grosso For Piano, Percussion And Orchestra / Windows(LP, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI), Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 457, CRI 457 US 1981 Sell This Version
CRI SD 503 Arthur Weisberg - Erwartung / Symphony album art Schoenberg* / Wolpe* - Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg, Susan Davenny Wyner Schoenberg* / Wolpe* - Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg, Susan Davenny Wyner - Erwartung / Symphony(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 503 US 1984 Sell This Version
NW 326-2 Arthur Weisberg - A Haunted Landscape / Three Colloquies For Horn And Orchestra album art George Crumb & William Schuman, Arthur Weisberg, Zubin Mehta, Philip Myers, New York Philharmonic* George Crumb & William Schuman, Arthur Weisberg, Zubin Mehta, Philip Myers, New York Philharmonic* - A Haunted Landscape / Three Colloquies For Horn And Orchestra (Album) New World Records NW 326-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
S345 Arthur Weisberg - Bach And Bassoon - All Alone Together album art Arthur Weisberg Bach And Bassoon - All Alone Together(LP) Crystal Records (5) S345 US 1987 Sell This Version
DCD 173 Arthur Weisberg - Voices Within album art Druckman*, Harbison*, Schwantner*, Zwilich*Ensemble 21 (4) / Arthur Weisberg Druckman*, Harbison*, Schwantner*, Zwilich*Ensemble 21 (4) / Arthur Weisberg - Voices Within(CD) Summit Records (3) DCD 173 US 1995 Sell This Version
CRI 181 Arthur Weisberg - Sydeman : Music for Flute, Guitar, Viola, Percussion - Concerto da Camera No. 2 / Cortes: Chamber Concerto album art Arthur Weisberg, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble Arthur Weisberg, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble - Sydeman : Music for Flute, Guitar, Viola, Percussion - Concerto da Camera No. 2 / Cortes: Chamber Concerto(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI 181 US Unknown Sell This Version
CRI SD205 Arthur Weisberg - Etler: Quintet for Brass Instruments / Hamilton: Nocturnes, Sextet album art Alvin Etler, Iain Hamilton, The New York Brass Quintet, Paulina Ruvinska, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg Alvin Etler, Iain Hamilton, The New York Brass Quintet, Paulina Ruvinska, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg - Etler: Quintet for Brass Instruments / Hamilton: Nocturnes, Sextet(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD205 US Unknown Sell This Version
DC-7121, DC7121 Arthur Weisberg - The Music Of Richard Moryl (Multiples • Contacts • Choralis • Fluorescents) album art Richard Moryl - Contemporary Music Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Chorus From West Connecticut State College And Instrumental Group From West Connecticut State College Richard Moryl - Contemporary Music Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg, Chorus From West Connecticut State College And Instrumental Group From West Connecticut State College - The Music Of Richard Moryl (Multiples • Contacts • Choralis • Fluorescents)(LP) Desto, Desto DC-7121, DC7121 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

9 79237-2 Arthur Weisberg - Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 & The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Op. 15 album art Arnold Schoenberg, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish, The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg Arnold Schoenberg, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish, The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble*, Arthur Weisberg - Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 & The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Op. 15(CD, Comp, RE) Elektra Nonesuch 9 79237-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 676 Arthur Weisberg - Violin Concerto / Symphony album art Roger Sessions / Stefan Wolpe - Paul Zukofsky, Orchestre Philharmonique*, Gunther Schuller / Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg Roger Sessions / Stefan Wolpe - Paul Zukofsky, Orchestre Philharmonique*, Gunther Schuller / Orchestra Of The 20th Century, Arthur Weisberg - Violin Concerto / Symphony(CD, Comp, Mono) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CD 676 US 1994 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

DCD 122 Arthur Weisberg - Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum / Homenaje A Federico Garcia Lorca / Angels For Muted Brass album art Messiaen*, Revueltas*, Ruggles* - Ensemble 21 (4), Arthur Weisberg Messiaen*, Revueltas*, Ruggles* - Ensemble 21 (4), Arthur Weisberg - Et Expecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum / Homenaje A Federico Garcia Lorca / Angels For Muted Brass(CD) Summit Records (3) DCD 122 US 1991 Sell This Version
7559-79421-2, 9 731269-2, 731269-2 Arthur Weisberg - Offrandes. Intégrales. Octandre. Ecuatorial. album art Edgard Varèse - Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg Conductor, Jan DeGaetani, Thomas Paul (3) Edgard Varèse - Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg Conductor, Jan DeGaetani, Thomas Paul (3) - Offrandes. Intégrales. Octandre. Ecuatorial. Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79421-2, 9 731269-2, 731269-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version