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Orpheus in Manhattan : William Schuman and the shaping of America's musical life

Author: Steve Swayne
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The musical landscape of New York City and the United States of America would look quite different had it not been for William Schuman. Orpheus in Manhattan, a fully objective and comprehensive biography of Schuman, portrays a man who had a profound influence upon the artistic and political institutions of his day and beyond. Steve Swayne draws heavily upon Schuman's letters, writings, and manuscripts as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Schuman; William Schuman; William Schuman; William H Schuman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Swayne
ISBN: 9780195388527 0195388526
OCLC Number: 593639325
Description: xv, 692 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Impact of a Single Symphony --
PART 1: THE EARLY YEARS --
1. The Family Tree --
2. A Kid Grows in Queens and Manhattan --
3. Camp Cobbossee (and a Summer Abroad) --
4. A Flash in Tin Pan Alley --
5. Frankie --
6. An Unconventional Education --
PART 2: THE SARAH LAWRENCE YEARS --
7. Sarah Lawrence and the Beginning of the Decade of War --
8. "The pupil is outdoing the master" --
9. Schuman, Copland, Koussevitzky, and Bernstein --
10. Populism, Progressivism, and Politics --
11. World War II and the Prize-Winning Composer --
12. The Modern Meteor I Sing --
PART 3: THE JUILLIARD YEARS --
13. Wringing the Changes --
14. Dancing in the Dark --
15. Family Matters --
16. An Old Religion, Two Champions, and a New Symphony --
17. Delays and Diversions --
18. Striking Out --
19. The (Mostly) Off-Stage Ambassador --
20. With an Eye on the Marketplace --
21. International Man of Music --
PART 4: THE LINCOLN CENTER YEARS --
22. The Dream Defined --
23. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed --
24. One Nightmare after Another --
25. The Potemkin Center --
26. The Death of the Dreamers --
27. The Death of the Dream --
PART 5: THE YEARS OF COMPLETION --
28. The Administrator Reinvents Himself --
29. The Composer Reasserts Himself --
30. Round and Round and Round He Goes --
31. Bicentennial Fireworks --
32. Reflections and Ruminations --
33. Triplets --
34. The Wind Was With Him --
35. A Rare Vintage --
Epilogue: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life. The early years --
The Sarah Lawrence years --
The Juilliard years --
The Lincoln Center years --
The years of completion.
Responsibility: Steve Swayne.
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this book brilliantly penetrates through to the tough soul of America's symphonist. Peter Dickinson, Gramophone

 
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