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 …

Fort Worth Symphony Strike

If you haven’t been keeping up, the Fort Worth Symphony musicians are on strike. Performances are cancelled until the strike is resolved. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, in a nutshell, the musicians took a pay cut Read More …