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Alan Shulman, 86; Cellist, Composer of Symphonic Pieces

July 14, 2002|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Alan Shulman, 86, a cellist who composed scores for orchestras and chamber groups, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Hudson, N.Y. The cause of death was not announced.

Shulman composed "A Laurentian Overture," which premiered with the New York Philharmonic in 1952, as well as a cello concerto and "Neo-Classical Theme and Variations for Viola and Piano."

Born in Baltimore, Shulman studied at the Peabody Conservatory there and trained at the Juilliard School in New York. He was a founding member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, which was formed in 1937.

Shulman performed with the orchestra until 1942, when he joined the U.S. Maritime Service. He returned to the NBC Symphony in 1948, and continued to perform with the orchestra and its successor until 1957.

Shulman formed the Stuyvesant String Quartet with his brother, violist Sylvan Shulman, in 1938, and played with several other chamber ensembles.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday July 27, 2002 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 2 inches; 83 words Type of Material: Correction
Shulman obituary--The July 14 obituary of cellist Alan Shulman gave an incorrect age. He was 87. In addition, the obituary misstated the instrument played by his brother. Sylvan Shulman played the violin.

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