Recordings

The Nashville Symphony's discography ranges from repertoire by Beethoven and Bernstein to ground-breaking collaborations with Béla Fleck and Ben Folds. To date, our recordings have earned 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards. Learn more below.

Terry Riley – The Palmian Chord Ryddle / At the Royal Majestic

Terry Riley The Palmian Chord Ryddle At the Royal Majestic cover

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Todd Wilson, organ

TRACK LISTING
The Palmian Chord Ryddle
At the Royal Majestic

(Naxos, 2017)

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Jennifer Higdon – All Things Majestic

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

TRACK LISTING
Viola Concerto
Oboe Concerto
All Things Majestic

(Naxos, 2016)

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Richard Danielpour – Songs of Solitude • War Songs

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone

TRACK LISTING
Songs of Solitude
War Songs
Toward the Splendid City

(Naxos, 2016)

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Michael Daugherty – Tales of Hemingway

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello | Paul Jacobs, organ

TRACK LISTING
Tales of Hemingway | American Gothic
Once Upon A Castle

(Naxos, 2016)

GRAMMY® Awards: Best Classical Compendium, Best Instrumental Solo, Best Contemporary Classical Composition

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Ben Folds – So There

Ben Folds - So There

PERFORMERS
Ben Folds
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
yMusic

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

(New West Records, 2015)

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

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

Including:

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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Richard Danielpour – Ancient Voices

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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Joan Tower - Violin Concerto

Joan Tower - Violin Concerto

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

TRACK LISTING
Stroke
Violin Concerto
Chamber Dance

(Naxos, 2015)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Contemporary Classical Composition

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Stephen Paulus – Three Places of Enlightenment

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

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

(Naxos, 2014)

GRAMMY® Award: Best Classical Compendium

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Roberto Sierra – Sinfonía No. 4

Roberto Sierra - Sinfonía No. 4

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Fandangos
Sinfonia No. 4
Carnaval

(Naxos, 2013)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Contemporary Classical Composition

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Richard Danielpour – Darkness in the Ancient Valley

Richard Danielpour - Darkness in the Ancient Valley

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

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

(Naxos, 2013)

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Béla Fleck – The Impostor

Béla Fleck - The Impostor

PERFORMERS
Béla Fleck
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

TRACK LISTING
“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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Joseph Schwantner – Chasing Light...

Joseph Schwantner - Chasing Light...

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Christopher Lamb, percussion

TRACK LISTING
Chasing Light...
Morning’s Embrace
Percussion Concerto

(Naxos, 2011)

GRAMMY® winner: Best Classical Instrumental Solo

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Astor Piazzolla – Sinfonía Buenos Aires

Astor Piazzolla - Sinfonía Buenos Aires

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

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

(Naxos, 2010)

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Michael Daugherty – Metropolis Symphony

Michael Daugherty - Metropolis Symphony

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

TRACK LISTING
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 Orchestra

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Riders In The Sky – ‘Lassoed Live’ at the Schermerhorn

Riders in the Sky - Lassoed Live at the Schermerhorn

PERFORMERS
Riders In The Sky
Nashville Symphony
Kelly Corcoran, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Ride Cowboy Ride | Cool Water
Yellow Rose of Texas | South of the Border
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky | Tumbling Tumbleweeds
& more

(Nashville Symphony/New Frontier Management, 2009)

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Maurice Ravel – L’Enfant et les Sortilèges

Ravel - L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Alastair Willis, conductor
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus
Chattanooga Boys Choir

TRACK LISTING
L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
Shéhérazade

(Naxos, 2009)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Classical Album

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Abraham Lincoln Portraits

Abraham Lincoln Portraits

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Barry Scott, narrator | Sharon Mabry, mezzo-soprano
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, violin
Anthony LaMarchina, cello | Roger Wiesmeyer, piano
Nashville Symphony Chorus | George Mabry, director

TRACK LISTING
Ives - Lincoln, the Great Commoner
Persichetti - A Lincoln Address
Harris - Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Bacon - Ford’s Theatre: A Few Glimpses of Easter Week, 1865
Gould - Lincoln Legend
McKay - To a Liberator (A Lincoln Tribute)
Turok - Variations on an American Song: Aspects of Lincoln and Liberty
Copland - Lincoln Portrait

(Naxos, 2009)

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Gian Carlo Menotti – Amahl & the Night Visitors

Menotti - Amahl and the Night Visitors

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Alastair Willis, conductor
Members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus
George Mabry, Director
Members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Director
Plus vocal soloists

TRACK LISTING
Amahl & the Night Visitors
My Christmas

(Naxos, 2008)

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John Corigliano – A Dylan Thomas Trilogy

John Corigliano - A Dylan Thomas Trilogy

 

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
John Tessier, tenor
Ty Jackson, treble

TRACK LISTING
A Dylan Thomas Trilogy

(Naxos, 2008)

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Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
Franz Lizst – Piano Concerto No. 1

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Peng Peng, piano

TRACK LISTING
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
(compiled and edited by Leonard Slatkin)
John Stafford Smith - The Star-Spangled Banner

(Naxos, 2008)

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Joan Tower – Made in America

Joan Tower - Made in America

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Made in America
Tambor
Concerto for Orchestra

(Naxos, 2007)

GRAMMY® winner: Best Classical Album | Best Orchestral Performance | Best Classical Contemporary Composition

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Leonard Bernstein – Dybbuk | Fancy Free

Leonard Bernstein - Fancy Free | Dybbuk

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Andrew Mogrelia, conductor
Mel Ulrich, baritone
Mark Risinger, bass

TRACK LISTING
Dybbuk
Fancy Free

(Naxos, 2006)

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The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess

The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony | John Mauceri, conductor
Alvy Powell, Porgy | Marquita Lister, Bess
Lester Lynch, Crown | Nicole Cabell, Clara
Robert Mack, Sportin’ Life
Monique McDonald, Serena
Nashville Symphony Chorus
Blair Children’s Chorus
Tennessee State University Band

TRACK LISTING
Porgy & Bess - Original 1935 Production Version

(Decca, 2006)

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Heitor Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras

Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Rosana Lamosa, soprano
José Feghali, piano

TRACK LISTING
Bachianas Brasileiras (Complete)

(Naxos, 2005)

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Morton Gould – Fall River Legend

Morton Gould - Fall River Legends

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Fall River Legend
Jekyll and Hyde Variations

(Naxos, 2005)

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Ludwig van Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Nashville Symphony Chorus
Lori Phillips, soprano
Robynne Redmon, mezzo-soprano
James Taylor, tenor
Jay Baylon, bass-baritone

TRACK LISTING
Missa Solemnis

(Naxos, 2004)

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Elliott Carter – Symphony No. 1

Elliott Carter - Symphony No. 1

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Mark Wait, piano

TRACK LISTING
Holiday Overture
Symphony No. 1
Piano Concerto

(Naxos, 2004)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Classical Album | Best Instrumental Soloist With an Orchestra

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Amy Beach – “Gaelic” Symphony

Amy Beach - "Gaelic" Symphony

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Alan Feinberg, pianist

TRACK LISTING
Piano Concerto in C sharp minor
Symphony in E minor, “Gaelic”

(Naxos, 2003)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra

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Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor
Plus vocal soloists

TRACK LISTING
West Side Story

(Naxos, 2002)

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George Whitefield Chadwick – Orchestral Works

George Whitefield Chadwick - Orchestral Works

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Thalia
Melpomene
Euterpe
Angel of Death
Aphrodite

(Naxos, 2002)

GRAMMY® nominee: Best Engineered Classical Album

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Charles Ives – Symphony No. 2

Charles Ives - Symphony No. 2

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Robert Browning Overture
Symphony No. 2

(Naxos, 2000)

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Howard Hanson – Orchestral Works, Vol. 1

Howard Hanson Orchestral Works

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor

TRACK LISTING
Symphony No. 1 in E minor, “Nordic”
“Merry Mount” Suite
Symphonic Poem: Pan and the Priest
Rhythmic Variations of Two Ancient Hymns

(Naxos, 2000)

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