Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

This entry is part 09 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

An English composer, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor has a Wikipedia entry. . We have a few (not nearly enough) recordings on Amazon: He was a prolific composer, again surmounting incredible odds, and was often referred to as “The African Mahler.” There is Read More …

How Many Black Classical Composers Can You Name?

This entry is part 07 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

In Music of the Heart. a film about violin teacher Roberta Guaspari, Naeem’s mother, Mrs. Adisa, pulls Naeem out of Guaspari’s violin class, and the following dialogue ensues: MRS. ADISA My son’s got more important things to do than learn Read More …

Naxos Releases New Recording of Music by Florence Price

This entry is part 06 of 15 in the series Black Classical Music History

If we listened to music other than the greatest hits of the anointed few, might we be impressed by some ignored masterpiece? For example, consider Florence Price, the first black woman to have had her music performed by a major Read More …

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