By K. Gary Adams
William Howard Schuman, a celebrated determine in 20th-century tune, used to be a composer and a copious author on track and track schooling. Early on, as a composer, he obtained the eye of numerous musicians and writers similar to Nathan Broder, Elliott Carter, and Leonard Bernstein. He used to be the recipient of various prestigious awards, together with the Pulitzer Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the hot York tune Critics Circle Award. After educating at Sarah Lawrence university from 1935 to 1945 and serving as president of the Juilliard tuition from 1945 to 1962, Schuman assumed the presidency of Lincoln heart, the place he effectively carried out that institution's inventive courses. Schuman, who composed in different genres, may be most sensible recognized for his orchestral compositions and choral tune. This reference paintings presents a biography and a radical catalog and consultant to Schuman's writings and compositions and to the present examine on hand in this proficient and multi-talented musician.An useful source to song students drawn to William Schuman's occupation, 5 sections supply available specific info: a biography, works and performances, discography, bibliography, and bibliography of writings via Schuman. The biography strains Schuman's existence and profession with an emphasis on illustrating his compositional job. The bibliography contains books, dissertations, articles, and reports that chronicle Schuman's actions from his days as a tender composer to his demise in 1992. An writer index, index of compositions, and common index whole this in-depth reference on William Schuman.
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For Chester: Variations for Piano, he once again used the well-known William Billings hymn as the foundation of a score. This set of variations, prepared for the eighth Van Cliburn competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1989, was a mandatory piece for all semi-finalists. When the official celebration for Leonard Bernstein's seventieth birthday was planned, Schuman was asked by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to offer one of eight tributes in honor of Bernstein. " From the beginning of his career Schuman displayed an affinity for choral music.
W44c 17 December 1951: New York; Juilliard String Quartet. See: B716 W44d 1 February 1960: New York; Lenox Quartet. See: B732 W45 THE MIGHTY CASEY (1953; G. ) Opera in three scenes. Libretto by Jeremy Gury (based on Ernest L. Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat"). For soloists, mixed chorus, dancers, and orchestra. See: D46, D47, B75, B162, B829, B837 Premiere W45a 4, 5, 6 May 1953: Hartford, CT; Hartt College of Music; Elmer Nagy, stage director; Moshe Paranov, conductor. See: B205, B825, B836, B838, B843 Other Selected Performances W45b 6 March 1955: CBS television.
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