Alan Shulman

Alan Shulman, 1915-2002
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American Composer, Cellist, and Arranger
Born: Baltimore, Maryland, June 4, 1915
Married: September 17, 1946 to pianist Sophie Pratt Bostelmann (1916-1982)
Children: Jay (1949), Laurie (1951), Marc (1953), Lisa (1956)
Died: Hudson, New York, July 10, 2002

Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore
– Cello: Bart Wirtz
– Harmony: Louis Cheslock
Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, 1928-9
Brooklyn Vocational High School, 1929-32
National Orchestral Association/Leon Barzin, 1929-32
Juilliard School, New York, 1932-37
– Cello: Felix Salmond
– Composition: Bernard Wagenaar
– Orchestra: Albert Stoessel
Additional Cello Studies: Emanuel Feuermann, 1939
Additional Composition Studies: Paul Hindemith, 1942
U.S. Maritime Service, 1942-45

As Cellist and Composer:
Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, 1931
Kreiner String Quartet, 1935-38
N.B.C. Symphony/Arturo Toscanini, 1937-42, 1948-54
Stuyvesant String Quartet, 1938-54
New Friends of Rhythm, 1938-47
American Society of Musical Arrangers, 1942
ASCAP, 1948
Symphony of the Air, 1954-57
Violoncello Society, Inc. Founding member, 1956; President, 1967-72
Philharmonia Trio, 1962-69
Haydn Quartet, 1972-82
Chevalier du Violoncelle, Indiana University, 1997

Of related interest:
David Ewen. American Composers. New York: Putnam, 1982.
B. H. Haggin. The Toscanini Musicians Knew. New York: Horizon, 1967.
The Strad. “Affinity for Strings.” November 1988.
Gunther Schuller. The Swing Era. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.
Video: Toscanini: The Maestro. Video Arts International, 1985.
Margaret Campbell. The Great Cellists. N. Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar SQ, 1989.
The New Grove II. Entry by Margaret Campbell. Macmillan, 2001.
Peter J. Levinson: September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle. Billboard Books, 2001.
Mortimer Frank: Arturo Toscanini: The NBC Years. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 2002.
The Letters of Arturo Toscanini. Edited & translated by Harvey Sachs. Knopf, New York, 2002.
Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.
Cesare Civetta: The Real Toscanini. Amadeus Press, 2012.
Harvey Sachs: Toscanini: Musician of Conscience. Liveright, 2017.

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