The career of American Modern period composer William Schuman (1910-1992) began in high school, where he also played violin and banjo in a jazz ensemble which he formed. He wrote in most musical genres, including ten symphonies. He won the first Pulitzer Prize in 1943 music for A Free Song, was instrumental in establishing the Julliard Quartet while president of that school, and became first president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1962.
Schuman, William (1910 - 1992), United States
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
William Schuman
Biography, note, key works, selected discography from Music Sales Classical.
William Schuman
Musicalics entry with brief life, major works and links.
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