William Schuman The Symphonies

Podcast: The Symphonies of William Schuman

William Schuman was at various times President of the Juilliard School and President of Lincoln Centre. Despite being one of America’s finest arts administrators, Schuman also found time to be one of America’s most important composers of the 20th century. … Read More →

SCHUMAN Symphony No 8

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 … Read More →

SCHUMAN Symphony No 6

Podcast: William Schuman – Prayer in a Time of War

When he graduated from high school, William Schuman enrolled in New York University with every intention of doing a commerce degree. Then his sister took him to a New York Philharmonic concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini. That very night, he … Read More →

World Premiere Recording of Deems Taylor’s Peter Ibbetson

On July 28, Naxos of America and Seattle Symphony release the world premiere recording of Deems Taylor‘s 1931 opera Peter Ibbetson. Recorded live in Benaroya Hall, this concert performance features Music Director Gerard Schwarz conducting Seattle Symphony, and star tenor … Read More →

FOOTE Francesca da Rimini

Podcast: An American Romantic – Arthur Foote

Arthur was one of America’s finest Romanic composers, and one of the first completely trained in the United States. His gorgeous melodies and lush orchestrations beg the question: Why isn’t the music performed much more often? In this podcast, conductor … Read More →