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Episode 5

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 07 October 2011

As American music moved into the 1970 and 80s, William Schuman - born in the time of Gershwin and Cole Porter - increasingly seemed an anachronism, with his symphonies, concertos and quartets. Yet his creative fire was undiminished - in this final programme, Donald Macleod introduces a set of madrigals set to words from a 19th-century mail-order catalogue, and a virtuoso 'wine guessing game' aria from an opera to a libretto by Roald Dahl.

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    William Howard Schuman Mail order madrigals for chorus SATB

    Conductor: Peter BROADBENT Performer: Joyful Company Of Singers

    ASV, CD DCA-939, -22

  • Image for William Howard Schuman

    William Howard Schuman Mail order madrigals for chorus SATB

    Conductor: Peter BROADBENT Performer: Joyful Company Of Singers

    ASV, CD DCA-939, -22

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    William Howard Schuman Quartet no. 5 for strings

    Performer: Lydian String Quartet

    Harmonia Mundi, HMU907114

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    William Howard Schuman A Question of Taste [opera in 1 act]

    Conductor: Gerard SCHWARTZ Performer: Scott WILDE - Bass Performer: Juilliard Orchestra

    Delos, DEL1030

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    William Howard Schuman Symphony no. 10 (American muse)

    Conductor: Leonard SLATKIN Performer: St Louis S O

    RCA VICTOR, 09026-61282

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