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Gunther Alexander Schuller (November 22, 1925 – June 21, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician.

Schuller was born in New York City, the son of German parents Elsie (Bernartz) and Arthur E. Schuller, a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. He studied at the Saint Thomas Choir School and became an accomplished French horn player and flute player. At age 15 he was already playing horn professionally with the American Ballet Theatre (1943) followed… read more

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  • Avatar for Sokratia59
    You'd been brilliant Gunther,R.I.P.!
  • Avatar for mahleria
    Thank you for the music. Rest well.
  • Avatar for winslowwinslow
    It was String Quartet No. 2. Serious stuff.
  • Avatar for winslowwinslow
    just listened to a piece of his that emerson q recorded. it was stunning, really really evocative sounds. my mind was racing by the end.
  • Avatar for epp2k
    You're right... I'll need to dig into this.
  • Avatar for zrsullivan
    Brilliant & somehow neglected 'round here.

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