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William Schuman

American composer William Schuman was born 4 August 1910 in the Bronx area of New York. A pupil of Charles Haubiel and Roy Harris, and for many years President of the Juilliard School, Schuman wrote ten symphonies, an opera, dance scores for Martha Graham and Anthony Tudor, and numerous other works. He died on 15 February 1992.

A selection of M&V articles about William Schuman

CD Spotlight. A Cautionary Tale - Pulitzer Prize-winning choral and orchestral music, heard by Karen Haid. '... an important and largely successful undertaking.'

CD Spotlight. A Hint of Bitters - Music by William Ferris, heard by Howard Smith. 'Well worth investigating.'

CD Spotlight. A Delight - Philippe Quint plays Korngold's Violin Concerto, heard by Patric Standford. '... his emotional command is convincing.'

CD Spotlight - Obvious dedication. '... one work - the Gunther Schuller Symphony - receives a truly first-class performance ...' American orchestral music, reviewed by David Wilkins

Record box - Worth a challenge. William Schuman's music, with Basil Ramsey


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