Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy 100 William Schuman

Last year, I marked William Schuman's birthday on this blog, and today I'm doing it again (because birthdays come once a year).

It's Schuman's 100th, and Bill McLaughlin is paying tribute all week on his radio show Exploring Music (which you can hear on WQXR here in New York City).

On the Exploring Music blog, you can hear McLaughlin talk about Schuman's Symphony No. 3. It's a great piece, but Circus Overture brings back fond memories. Back when my son was two years old, I used to bounce him around on our bed while listening to this piece. Can't do that now.