1915 - 2005
John Corigliano interviews David Diamond
Among Diamond's works are eleven symphonies, concertos including three for violin, eleven string quartets, music for wind ensemble, other chamber music, piano pieces, and vocal music.
He composed the musical theme heard on the CBS Radio Network broadcast "Hear It Now" (1950–51) and its TV successor, "See It Now" (1951–58).
Diamond was named honorary composer-in-residence of the Seattle Symphony. He was a longtime member of the Juilliard School faculty. In 1995, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.