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What’s in a name?

It’s sometimes wise not to blink when looking up composers in an index. Bach, J. S. can easily get transposed into Bach, J.C., not to mention the rest of the alphabet casserole his sons generate with their forenames. Mendelssohn F(elix) … Read More →


William Schuman The Symphonies

Podcast: Schuman Symphonies

In this podcast, conductor Gerard Schwarz first takes us through the transformation of Seattle Symphony during his 26 years tenure at the helm. He then talks to Gail Wein about the thrill of recording, and how he found the symphonies … Read More →


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 →