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    Default SS 02.05.20 - Schuman #3

    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition:

    Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening!

    For your listening pleasure this weekend:

    William Schuman (1910 – 1992)

    Symphony #3

    Part I:
    Passacaglia
    Fugue

    Part II:
    Chorale
    Toccata
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    Post what recording you are going to listen to giving details of Orchestra / Conductor / Chorus / Soloists etc - Enjoy!

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    This week we have William Schuman’s Symphony no. 3. This is another of Koussevitzky’s great commissions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Although using baroque forms for the movements it is in Schuman’s own modern language. Written in the middle of WW II it nevertheless has an optimistic outlook. I’ll listen to the Bernstein's 1985 live recording with the New York Philharmonic.


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    This is great! I think I will go with the Youtube of the 1998 performance by Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra, which I'm listening to now and liking a whole lot:


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    Great piece!! The "Great American Symphony"...
    Difficult to play, really major league challenge....
    My longtime favorite is Bernstein/NYPO I from early 60s...Bernstein's 2nd effort with NYPO from 80s on DG is good, but LB1 has that all-out, "at the edge" excitement...
    As good as, maybe better, is the Slatkin/CSO performance, live from c. '86 (Archival set - CSO in 20th Century)...tremendous performance....again with the all-out "swing for the fences" bravura that is so effective...
    Both Bernstein I and Slatkin/CSO are awesome...wouldn't want to be without either...
    I'd like to hear that Previn/LSO..
    Last edited by Heck148; May-02-2020 at 05:10.

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    WILLIAM SCHUMAN Symphony No. 3
    Berstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarjuno View Post
    This week we have William Schuman’s Symphony no. 3. This is another of Koussevitzky’s great commissions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Although using baroque forms for the movements it is in Schuman’s own modern language. Written in the middle of WW II it nevertheless has an optimistic outlook. I’ll listen to the Bernstein's 1985 live recording with the New York Philharmonic.


    And I shall go with this version
    Listen to me when I'm talking to you boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarjuno View Post
    I'll also go with this...

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    Bernstein for me.

    schuman.jpg

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    ^ It has been a very long time since I heard it. A very impressive work. I'll try to play it a couple more times in the next few days to see if it grows more in my affections.

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    Glad to have had cause to revisit this symphony - I normally listen to the Harris Symphony on the same disc.
    I enjoyed this more than I recall previously having done so - something to revisit soon.



    Harris Schuman Symphonies 3 Bernstein.jpg

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    Bernstein here too.

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    Schuman Sym #3 is one of my favorite pieces...many great features, but of special interest is his use of percussion....the closing section of Part I is heralded by a rousing, roof-rattling timpani solo, a famous excerpt, audition lick....then, in Part II, Schuman introduces the Toccata theme on snare drum!! Yes, snare drum!! Which lays out the rhythm and the form....bass clarinet the picks it up, another well-known audition lick. In the closing of Part II, again the snare drum is featured...the fast 6/8 part is suddenly enhanced by the rousing rimshots on snare drum, which punctuate the long crescendo in the winds and brass...Exciting stuff...Schuman 3 is certainly one of the great "wartime" symphonies in the whole repertoire...if you can, get Bernstein I, from 1960...the great Slatkin/CSO is not so readily available...
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    A favorite of mine; incredibly exciting music! Bernstein's first recording with the NYP for me.

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    I will go with this one

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