Podcast: Joseph Polisi talks about composer William Schuman

American composer William Schuman, born 100 years ago, was one of the best-known composers of his day. He was also an arts administrator of great skill who was at various times President of The Julliard School and President of Lincoln Centre. In this podcast, Dr. Joseph Polisi, current President of Julliard and Schuman’s friend and biographer, talks about Schuman and his music. The music featured in this podcast comes from a new CD on the Naxos American Classics series featuring the Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz playing Schuman‘s Symphony No. 8, Night Music, and Schuman’s arrangement of Charles Ives‘ “Variations on America”.

Album details…
Catalogue No.: Naxos 8.559651

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