Alan Shulman

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  
(Results 26-40 of 40 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102975

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