Robert Stewart (b. 1918) has composed for a variety of soloists, orchestras, and ensembles. He has written music for the New York Brass Quintent, the National Symphony String Trio, the Stradivari String Quartet, and many others. His compositions have been performed across North America and Europe.

Over the years Stewart has received awards and commissions from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Music Teachers Association, the New College Festival, the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies, the International Symposium of Contemporary Music for Brass Instruments, and others.

Stewart served as Professor of Music at Washington and Lee University from 1954 to 1988 and President of both the Southeastern Composer’s League from 1968 to 1970 and the Virginia Humanities Conference.



Release Date: August 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5833
21st Century
Vocal Music
Piano Trio
The compositions of Byron Petty, Peter Homans, and Robert Stewart draw from a wide variety of influences, from Haydn to the Second Viennese School and Brahms to Stravinsky. Tendrils showcases the influences and skills of these three composers and highlights their ability to remain classical while utilizing modern concepts such as rotation, continuous development, and lyricism.