On the record

Discography

 
 

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Ticheli, Warnaar & Ranjbaran: Wind Concertos (by Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guererro, conductor

Naxos (2017) 


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Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle & At the Royal Majestic (by Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Giancarlo Guerrero)

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guererro, conductor

Naxos (2017) 

“Silverman and the Nashville Symphony give the piece an exuberant and committed performance [of the Palmian Chord Ryddle." Classical Voice North America 

“A glittering interpretation of Terry Riley's orchestral work by the composer's muse…Silverman ranges from screaming solos and bass guitar-like riffs, virtuosic passagework, multiple chording to spooky, synthesized sounds: for all the score’s hazy excess, this is a joyous declaration of faith in long-form composition.” Five Stars BBC Music Magazine

“Describing Terry Riley as a minimalist these days is way off the mark – as evidenced by his sprawling but joyfully warm-hearted electric violin concerto The Palmian Chord Ryddle, given a tender, thoughtful world-premiere recording by Tracy Silverman and the Nashville Symphony…Silverman tackles the work’s impetuous demands with a winning balance of precision and spontaneity…He also brilliantly captures the concerto’s sense of in-the-moment creation, of semi-improvised ideas that only slowly coalesce, in playing that’s both committed and perceptive. Silverman gets crisp, assertive support from the Nashville players, who are given plenty of individual chances to shine in Riley’s translucent orchestration. The concerto’s companion work, Riley’s organ concerto At the Royal Majestic, is just as wildly unpredictable and entertaining…played with appropriate grandeur by Todd Wilson. Recorded sound is exemplary on both pieces: warm, close, detailed, and realistically balanced between soloists and orchestra.” The Strad


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Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a Castle

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guererro, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello

Naxos (2016) 

GRAMMY® winner:
Best classical compendium
Best Classical Contemporary Composition (Tales of Hemingway)
Best CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO (Zuill Bailey for Tales of Hemingway)

“Ample compliments, yet again, to the Nashville Symphony and maestro Giancarlo Guerrero for stunning performances as well as their ongoing commitment to American contemporary music. This ensemble is becoming one of my favorite American symphony orchestras for these reasons. Four Stars.” Audiophile Audition

“This is a sensational release...I’m delighted by the excellence of so much of the American music written in our time; all who herald the death knell of our art form just have no idea.  This really is a golden age, especially here…This might sound strange to old-timers, but if there’s a better orchestra than Nashville’s these days I can’t wait to hear them.” American Record Guide

 “The Nashville Symphony are on tip-top form…Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero seems utterly at home with this idiom now…an excellent introduction to this composer's work.” Musicweb International

“This is instantly communicative music...And very well-performed by all, especially cellist Zuill Bailey. Three and a half out of four stars.” Buffalo News

“Nothing here is less than pleasing, though, and this music is the bread and butter of the Nashville Symphony, which has established itself in the forefront of American music that is both populist and contemporary. Recommended.” All Music

"Performances, excellently recorded live before a very courteous audience, bring the music vividly to life. The Nashville Symphony really is a fine ensemble. Giancarlo Guerrero conducts with evident enthusiasm, and as already suggested the soloists, cellist Zuill Bailey and organist Paul Jacobs, couldn't be better. Give this one a shot; you'll be glad you did." Artistic Quality 10/ Sound Quality 10 ClassicsToday


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Richard Danielpour’s “Songs of Solitude & War Songs”

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone


Naxos (2016) 


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Michael Daugherty - Metropolis Symphony

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, violin, Erik Gratton, flute
Ann Richards, flute, Terrence Wilson, piano

TRACKS
Metropolis Symphony
Deus ex Machina

Naxos (2009)

GRAMMY® winner:
Best Orchestral Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Engineered Album, Classical

GRAMMY® nominee:
Best Classical Album
Best Instrumental Soloist with an OrchestraFeature


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Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic; Viola Concerto; Oboe Concerto

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Roberto Diaz, viola; James Button, oboe

Naxos (2017)

"Best Classical Albums of the Year, So Far" Boston Globe

"Guerrero guides his ensemble through a performance in which both details and arching statements are set forth to resplendent effect.” Gramophone

“All performed with warmth and dynamism by the Nashville Symphony.” BBC Music Magazine

"The orchestra of Music City goes from strength to strength." Whole Note

“The performances…do the music proud, with Roberto Diaz (viola) and James Button (oboe) the excellent soloists, and Giancarlo Guerrero leading the Nashville Symphony with unflagging enthusiasm. A beautifully produced disc, all around.”  Classics Today


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Astor Piazzolla - Sinfonía Buenos Aire

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Daniel Binelli, bandoneón,   Tianwa Yang, violin

TRACKS
Sinfonia Buenos Aires | Bandoneón Concerto, “Aconcagua”
Las Cuatros Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Naxos (2010)


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Joseph Schwantner - Chasing Light…

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Christopher Lamb, percussion

TRACKS G
Chasing Light...
Morning’s Embrace
Percussion Concerto

Naxos (2011)

GRAMMY® winner: Best Classical Instrumental Solo


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Béla Fleck - The Impostor

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Béla Fleck

 TRACKS
“The Impostor” Concerto for Banjo & Orchestra
“Night Flight Over Water” Quintet for Banjo & String Quartet (with Brooklyn Rider)

Decca/Deutsch Grammophon (2013)


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Richard Danielpour - Darkness in the Ancient Valley

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Angela Brown, soprano | Hila Plitmann, soprano

TRACKS
Darkness in the Ancient Valley
Lacrimae Beati
A Woman’s Life

Naxos (2013)


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Roberto Sierra - Sinfonía No. 4

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
 
TRACKS
Fandangos
Sinfonia No. 4
Carnaval
 
Naxos (2013)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Contemporary
Classical Composition


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Stephen Paulus - Three Places of Enlightenment

PERFOMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Jun Iwasaki, violin | Carolyn Wann Bailey, violin
Daniel Reinker, viola | Anthony LaMarchina, cello
Nathan Laube, organ

TRACKS
Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra,
"Three Places of Enlightenment"
Veil of Tears
Grand Organ Concerto

Naxos (2014)


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Joan Tower - Violin Concerto

PEFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, violin

TRACKS
Stroke
Violin Concerto
Chamber Dance

Naxos (2015)


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Richard Danielpour - Ancient Voices

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano

TRACK LISTING
Darkness in the Ancient Valley
Toward a Season of Peace (recorded with Pacific Symphony)

Naxos (2015)


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Live From Music City: The Best of Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony

Highlights of Nashville Symphony recordings from 2007 to 2013, including selections from:

Michael Daugherty - Metropolis Symphony
Astor Piazzolla - Bandoneón Concerto "Aconcagua"
Roberto Sierra - Sinfonía No. 4
Richard Danielpour - Darkness in the Ancient Valley
Stephen Paulus - Three Places of Enlightenment

Naxos (2015)


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Ben Folds - So There

PERFORMERS
Ben Folds | yMusic
Nashville Symphony | Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

TRACK LISTING
8 chamber rock songs with yMusic
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

New West Records (2015)