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Orpheus in ManhattanWilliam Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life$
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Steve Swayne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388527

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.001.0001

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Thirty. Round and Round and Round He Goes

Thirty. Round and Round and Round He Goes

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Orpheus in Manhattan

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Schuman returned to the idea of a major bicentennial composition and received help from several well-connected businessmen he met during his Lincoln Center years. None of their efforts bore immediate fruit, so Schuman turned his attention to a Ford Foundation commission for a concerto for viola and orchestra. Schuman came up with the unusual idea of adding a women's chorus, and the finished work remains one of the largest and most difficult viola concertos in the repertory. Schuman also pushed his ideas for recording American music from colonial times to the present day. Those ideas, along with those of others who sharpened and shaped his proposal, resulted in the creation of New World Records. He also became the chairman of the MacDowell Colony at this time.

Keywords:   American bicentennial, Ford Foundation, viola, recordings, New World Records, MacDowell Colony

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