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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912)

Part Two

Tuesday 26 October 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 2 November 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Coleridge-Taylor received a formal education, rooted in the European musical tradition, but early in his career he became aware of his black cultural heritage and was at pains to acknowledge it in his music. Donald Macleod introduces the suite inspired by his encounter with the black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and two works which put Coleridge-Taylor on the map - the Four Characteristic Waltzes and his Ballade in A minor.


1 hour


Hiawathan Sketches (violin & piano) - no.3    
CDLX 7127
David Juritz  (violin)
Michael Dussek (piano)

Danse Nègre from African Suite (1898)     
CEDILLE 90000 055
Chicago Sinfonietta
Paul Freeman, conductor

Four Characteristic Waltzes (1899) - no.1 
‘Valse Bohemienne’   
MARCO POLO 8 223516
RTE Orchestra/Adrian Leaper

Ballade in A minor (1898/9)       
ARGO  436 401-2
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Violin Sonata in D minor       
CDLX 7127
David Juritz  (violin)
Michael Dussek (piano)

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