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Did Schumann Have Bipolar Disorder?

Host Scott Yoo and Dr. Richard Kogan discuss the possibility that Schumann may have had bipolar disorder, as well as the creativity of the composer.

Did Schumann Have Bipolar Disorder?

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    Audra McDonald at the London Palladium

    S51 E20 - 1h 22m

    The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards as well as two Grammy awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald performs a repertoire of classic Broadway songs, including “I Am What I Am,” “Summertime,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and many more.

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    Hamlet

    S51 E19 - 2h 33m

    From The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, experience this Shakespearean classic directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (“Slave Play”) in the title role and Solea Pfeiffer as Ophelia (“Hadestown”).

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    Now Hear This “The Composer is Yoo”

    S51 E17 - 54m 24s

    Follow host Scott Yoo’s journey to compose a piece of music for the first time. Seeking counsel from other composers, Yoo revisits his heritage in search of ideas, performs landmark pieces for inspiration and ultimately tests his work in progress.

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