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Apart from music, Schuman had one other love in life: the all-American ball game. Donald Macleod explores the composition of his unique one-act 'baseball opera' The Mighty Casey.

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • William Schuman

    3 Carols of death [Whitman] for chorus [SATB]

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

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7541882.
    • -4.
  • William Schuman

    The Mighty Casey - Baseball opera

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

    • Delos.
    • DEL1030.
    • -2.
  • William Schuman

    The Mighty Casey - Baseball opera

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

    • Delos.
    • DEL1030.
    • -21.
  • William 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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