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Reminiscences of William Howard Schuman, 1977

Creator: Schuman, William, 1910-1992
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 751 pages Sound recording: 12 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Composer, administrator

Scope and Contents

Childhood, education, career; conception, revision, perfomances of each of his major works; choral conducting, composition for film, for dance; innovations and conflicts as administrator of Juilliard School of Music, President, 1945-1962, emeritus, 1962- , and Lincoln Center, President, 1962-1969, emeritus, 1969- ; opinions and anecdotes of many figures in the performing arts, including Serge Koussevitzky, Roy Harris, Leopold Stokowski, Peter Mennin


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