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When Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died, aged only 37, a century ago on 1st September 1912, he was one of the most famous names in the musical world. He had been become a household name in Britain and America thanks to the success of his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, and the popularity of that work lived on well into the 1920s and 30s with huge sell-out annual festival performances in the Albert Hall. In the last of this week's programmes on Coleridge-Taylor's life and legacy, Donald Macleod looks at the final years of his life and his contemporary reputation, and includes a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.

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Fri 14 Sep 2012 18:30

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