Alan Shulman (4 June 1915 – 10 July 2002) was an American composer and cellist. He wrote a considerable amount of symphonic music, chamber music, and jazz music. Trumpeter Eddie Bailey said, "Alan had the greatest ear of any musician I ever came across. He had better than perfect pitch. I've simply never met anyone like him." Some of his more well known works include his 1940 Neo-Classical Theme and Variations for Viola and Piano and his A Laurentian Overture, which was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1952 under the baton of Guido Cantelli. Also of note is his 1948 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra which was also premiered by the New York Philharmonic with cellist Leonard Rose and conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos. Many of Shulman's works have been recorded, and the violinist Jascha Heifetz and jazz clarinetist Artie Shaw have been particular exponents of his work both in performance and on recordings.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 4, 1915 (Baltimore), Died July 10, 2002 (Hudson)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1953
Roles Represented in DAHR: cello, arranger, composer
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Recordings (Results 26-40 of 40 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-038213||10-in.||6/29/1939||Bach Bay blues||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-038214||10-in.||6/29/1939||Fable in sable||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-038215||10-in.||6/29/1939||Rifflin' Raff||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-038216||10-in.||6/29/1939||Yorkshire pudding||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-043371||10-in.||11/10/1939||Goulash||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-043372||10-in.||11/10/1939||Foster chile||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-043373||10-in.||11/10/1939||High voltage||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||composer, instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-043374||10-in.||11/10/1939||Shoot the Schubert to me Hubert||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance string ensemble||instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-050856||10-in.||5/24/1940||Heavy traffic on Canal Street||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance ensemble||arranger, instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-050857||10-in.||5/24/1940||Coo, Dinny, coo||New Friends of Rhythm||Instrumental ensemble||arranger, instrumentalist, cello|
|Victor||BS-050858||10-in.||5/24/1940||Mood in question||New Friends of Rhythm||Jazz/dance ensemble||composer|
|Decca||84799||7/2/1953||These foolish things||Artie Shaw Orchestra||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||84800||7/2/1953||In the still of the night||Artie Shaw Orchestra||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||84801||7/2/1953||That old black magic||Artie Shaw Orchestra||instrumentalist, cello|
|Decca||84802||7/2/1953||I'll be seeing you||Artie Shaw Orchestra||instrumentalist, cello|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shulman, Alan," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102975.
Shulman, Alan. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102975.
"Shulman, Alan." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.
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