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Orpheus in Manhattan

William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life
Swayne, Steve, 1957- (Book - 2011 )
Orpheus in Manhattan
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Oxford University Press
Winner of the ASCAP Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography

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 unprecedented access to archival recordings and previously unknown correspondence. The winner of the first Pulitzer Prize in Music, Schuman composed music that is rhythmically febrile, harmonically pungent, melodically long-breathed, and timbrally brilliant, and Swayne offers an astute analysis of his work, including many unpublished music scores. Swayne also describes Schuman's role as president of the Juilliard School of Music and of Lincoln Center, tracing how he both expanded the boundaries of music education and championed the performing arts. Filled with new discoveries and revisions of the received historical narrative, Orpheus in Manhattan confirms Schuman as a major figure in America's musical life.

Authors: Swayne, Steve, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Steve Swayne
Title: Orpheus in Manhattan
William Schuman and the shaping of America's musical life
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
Characteristics: xv, 692 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The early years
The Sarah Lawrence years
The Juilliard years
The Lincoln Center years
The years of completion
Subject Headings: Schuman, William, 1910-1992 Composers United States Biography
Topical Term: Composers
Found in: American Music Collection. (copy in JNE 11-129)
LCCN: 2010013551
ISBN: 9780195388527
0195388526
Branch Call Number: B Schuman S
Research Call Number: JNE 11-129
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