The Living American
Albany Records
Just released!

"A flawless example of Schwarz's rich playing and eclectic vision further solidify his position as one of the best modern-day violinists."
-Take Effect

"A virtuoso tour de force performance from Schwarz."
-Gramophone

"Schwarz's charismatic playing is the glue that holds such a disparate program together and apart from glorious tone and impeccable technique, it is the dynamism of his recreations of these new pieces that sets this disc apart."
-Music Web International

"Excellent violinist... remarkable technical skills and interpretive abilities"
-American Record Guide

"[Schwarz's] nearly ten-minute solo performance dazzles-calling it a tour de force is in no way excessive."
-Textura

Next performance:
September 11
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Click here for more information & dates


       

Reviews

Reviews for The Living American

"A flawless example of Schwarz's rich playing and eclectic vision further solidify his position as one of the best modern-day violinists."
--Take Effect - For full review, click here

"A virtuoso tour de force performance from Schwarz"
--Gramophone

"Schwarz's charismatic playing is the glue that holds such a disparate program together and apart from glorious tone and impeccable technique, it is the dynamism of his recreations of these new pieces that sets this disc apart."
--Music Web International - For full review, click here

“[Schwarz’s] nearly ten-minute solo performance dazzles – calling it a tour de force is in no way excessive.”
--Textura - For full review, click here

“Remarkable technical skills and interpretive abilities”
--American Record Guide - For full review, click here

“Violinist Timothy Schwartz rises to the challenge of embodying all of these styles with idiomatic elan
--Fanfare Magazine - For full review, click here

Anthems After Prometheus: “Beautifully performed... Timothy Schwarz’s control of his instrument is particularly impressive... All credit to Timothy Schwarz for providing a performance as gripping from first to last as this one.”
--Fanfare Magazine - For full review, click here

“Pablo de Sarasate arrangement of Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, showed spectacular demonstration of ardor on the violin, and excited the listener with its confident rapid scales and stratospheric high notes. This is not to be attempted by players without the requisite technique, and Schwarz excelled here.”
--Classical Voice of North Carolina

“[Schwarz] caught the terse, dusty sound of the piece (Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat) and made easy work of the shifting meters and rhythmic spring to the music”
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Violinist Timothy Schwarz gave a stunning performance of Sametz’s “Fantasia on Lama bada yatathanna,” based on a well-known traditional Arabic tune and combining Middle Eastern techniques with traditional Western styles.”
--Morning Call (Bethlehem, PA)

“Schwarz and Charity Wicks give one of the very best readings of the Bartók Sonata I have ever heard. They have obviously given the work a good deal of thought, and this is good enough to be the only recording of this work in your collection if you just want one.”
“Pleasantly exuberant and tender as required”
“Intense performance… Emotionally convincing”
--American Record Guide

“Superb playing of the Brahms Double Concerto in A Minor with the Rome Symphony Orchestra. Throughout it was absolutely clear that Schwarz and Stomberg were of one mind about the character of the piece. They agreed beautifully on the unity of the lovely unison romantic line of the second movement, and the final movement was just as titled, a lively, energetic Vivace non troppo.”
--Rome News Tribune

“Performed with a baroque bow, his Bach [Concerto No. 1 in A minor] was tasteful and idiomatic, with selective (or no) vibrato and meticulous intonation. He switched gears in the Tchaikovsky [Violin Concerto] warhorse, where he demonstrated a solid technique and considerable flair.”
--Music in Cincinnati

“Schwarz turned out to be the afternoon’s principal purveyor of romance in a strong account of Ernest Chausson’s voluptuous miniature “Poème”. The young violinist’s tone, which is silvery and consistent from top to bottom, was admirably suited to both solo passages and interactions with Chausson’s darker orchestration.”
--Richmond Times