Personalities | William Schuman | Modern Era | Classical

American composer

Schuman was a pupil of Roy Harris, whose work much influenced him, especially in his 10 strongly dramatic, brilliantly scored symphonies. He also wrote two short operas – including perhaps the only opera ever written about baseball, Casey at the Bat (1976) – and was an influential teacher and musical administrator.

Recommended Recording:
Symphony No. 3, New York PO (cond) Leonard Bernstein (Sony)

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