Music: Schuman, No Kin

The contest, held by a musicians' committee "to aid Spanish democracy," was over. The prize had gone to a young, unknown composer, William Schuman, for his Second Symphony. But the promised publication and performance never materialized. One of the sympathetic judges, genial, large-nosed Composer Aaron Copland, sent Schuman a post card, "Why don't you send your score to Serge Koussevitzky?" He did, and within a week got a letter from Koussevitzky asking for the parts. A performance followed that fall. Since then Koussevitzky has championed William Schuman's music. The Boston Symphony introduced...

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