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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912)

Part Four

Thursday 28 October 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 4 November 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Invitations began to flood in from home and abroad for Coleridge-Taylor to conduct performances of his choral trilogy Hiawatha. In America he was held up as a role model for the black community, a shining example of how talent, intelligence and application could overcome prejudice and disadvantage. Donald Macleod introduces three works influenced by the African American music he discovered on his trips to the States and another setting by the poet behind Hiawatha - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


1 hour


Six Sorrow Songs - No.5: ‘Unmindful of the Roses’    
(Christina Rosetti - 1904)        
Arthur Reckless (baritone)

Four African Dances - Nos.1, 2 & 4       
CDLX 7127
T4, 5&7      
David Juritz (violin)
Michael Dussek (piano)

Choral Ballades Op.54 -
No.2: She Dwells by Great Kenhawa’s Side    
BBC recording     
BBC Singers
David Owen Norris (piano)
Conductor Simon Joly

24 Negro Melodies - ‘Deep River’      
KOCH 3-7056-2
Virginia Eskin (piano)

Symphonic Variations on an African Air     
ARGO  436 401-2
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Grant Llewellyn

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