Donald Macleod focuses on the final years of Coleridge-Taylor's life and his contemporary reputation, introducing a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.
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.
Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77 - Un Sonnet D'Amour.
Virginia Eskin (Piano)
Koch 3 7056 H1 tr 3
Characteristic Waltzes Op. 22 - Valse Bohemienne
Performer: New Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)
PEARL GEMM CD-9965 Tr 7
Hiawatha's Departure - ending
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Helen Field (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)
ARGO 430 356-2 CD2 Tr 12 - 14
The Evening Star; Whispers of Summer
BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)
Violin Concerto in G major
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Marwood (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 67420 Tr 1-3.
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