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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 October 2011

William Schuman had one other great love in his life, aside from music: the swish of the bat and the roar of the crowd at the all-American ball game. Donald Macleod explores the composition of the composer's unique 'baseball opera', "The Mighty Casey", as well as his Violin Concerto - arguably the greatest American concerto since Barber's.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    William Howard Schuman 3 Carols of death [Whitman] for chorus [SATB]

    Conductor: Stephen CLEOBURY Performer: King's College Cambridge Choir

    EMI, CDC 7541882, -4

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    William Howard Schuman The Mighty Casey - Baseball opera

    Conductor: Gerard SCHWARZ Performer: Juilliard Opera Center Chorus Performer: Juilliard Orchestra

    Delos, DEL1030, -2

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    William Howard Schuman The Mighty Casey - Baseball opera

    Conductor: Gerard SCHWARZ Performer: Juilliard Opera Center Chorus Performer: Juilliard Orchestra

    Delos, DEL1030, -21

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    William Howard Schuman Concerto for violin

    Conductor: Michael Tilson THOMAS Performer: Paul ZUKOFSKY - Violin Performer: Boston S O

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, 429 860-2, -7

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