“Impressive catalogue of orchestral, chamber, film, and TV music to his credit”

Gramophone magazine

A man whose music has been described as “infectious , loud, and fun” (Gramophone Magazine), and “fascinatingly strange” (BBC Music Magazine), award-winning composer Arthur Gottschalk is Professor of Music Composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. His music is regularly performed domestically and overseas, and his works are recorded and distributed on Navona Recordings, New Ariel, Crystal Records, Summit, Capstone, Beauport Classical, ERMMedia, AURecordings, Golden Crest, MSR Classics, Ablaze Records, Naxos, Amirani (Italy), and Delage (France). His works are published by Subito Music, Shawnee Press, European American Music Distributors, Alea Publishing, Trevco Music, The International Horn Society, Potenza Music, Delage Musique, and The Spectrum Press.

He has worked in diverse areas of music, including composing and arranging music for feature films, television scores, numerous industrial films and commercials, music publishing, and artist management. He works as an expert in music copyright cases and as a forensic musicologist. His violin concerto won the First Prize of the VVX Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale (Corciano, Italy), and his orchestral tone poem Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand won the 2017 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Award. He has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship for additional work in Italy, as well as a residency at The MacDowell Colony. Further awards include the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal, Best in Show, and Top Recording of 2015 for Music Composition from the Global Music Awards, composer residencies at the famed Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. The Association of Rice Alumni honored him with their 2016 Meritorious Service Award, and in 2018 he was named a featured composer for the Thailand International Composition Festival, where eight concerts of his music were presented.

Albums

Crossroads

Release Date: November 12, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6380
21st Century
Chamber
Piano
Violin
True to their name, Duo Dramatique delights audiences with fierce and thoughtful performances of genre-bending programs with an undercurrent of social and emotional issues. On CROSSROADS, violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet perform three original works written to highlight their style and talents. Arthur Gottschalk’s Sonata for Violin and Piano pays homage to great jazz violinists of the 20th century, with echoes of “Bluesette” and “When Sunny Gets Blue.” Karl Blench’s Sonata “In D” For Violin and Piano traverses distinct moods, using music to depict sarcasm, humor, and quiet serenity. Erberk Eryilmaz’s Insistent Music draws inspiration from Eastern European folk music to close out the album with percussive patterns and bursting melodic lines.
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Art for Two

Release Date: September 14, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6185
21st Century
Chamber
Clarinet
Piano Trio
Saxophone
How can something as intimate as a musical moment shared between two people open up the door to endless possibilities? Discover the answer in ART FOR TWO, a collection of works by acclaimed composer Arthur Gottschalk and performed by Italian woodwind extraordinaires Sauro Berti and Mario Ciaccio, accompanied by the skilled hands of pianist Naomi Fujiya. In each piece, the performers call listeners into the moment as they traverse art music inspired by sources from traditional Jewish hymns to Frank Zappa.
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Ancestral Voices

Release Date: November 10, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6130
21st Century
Chamber
String Quartet
Navona Records presents ANCESTRAL VOICES, the Apollo Chamber Players’ next installment in their 20x2020 project. 20x2020 is an initiative to commission 20 new folk music-inspired and multicultural works by the end of the decade. This fiery release comprises four 20x2020 works from composers Gilad Cohen, Arthur Gottschalk, Malek Jandali, and Javier Farias.
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Modes

Release Date: August 12, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6051
21st Century
Chamber
Electroacoustic
Large Ensemble
Navona Records proudly presents MODES, the 30th edition of the celebrated Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series and the sixth SCI release on the label. The album features a diverse array of compositions, with influences from around the world and experiences that are new and thrillingly avant-garde
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Requiem: For the Living

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6009
21st Century
Vocal Music
Choir
Orchestra
From Verdi and Mozart to Stravinsky and Britten, the requiem has been a musical tradition used by many composers to remind us of life's indeterminacy. American composer Arthur Gottschalk's momentous masterwork, REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING, an 8-movement, 45 minute work for full orchestra, chorus, and four soloists, including tenor Alberto Mizrahi and Grammy-nominated soprano Lauren Snouffer, resigns the fear of uncertainty by celebrating the rich narrative of Western art and culture.
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Moto Perpetuo

Release Date: March 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5901
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Cello
Piano Trio
Here at Navona, we believe that despite varied influences, styles, and techniques, contemporary works by a variety of carefully selected composers can unite to represent the classical landscape as a whole. On MOTO PERPETUO, a collection of moving works for cello by March, Bartholomew, Beeler, Sherrill, Gottschalk, and Ascioti, the music is bound by the instruments simultaneous steadfastness and adaptability and the composers' shared ability to seize and control the instruments expressive timbre and range.
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