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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912)
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.
Six Sorrow Songs - No.5: ‘Unmindful of the Roses’