Monday, November 21, 2011
SCTF: Hilary and Martin Anthony Burrage 'discovered the original full score' of Piano Quintet 'at the RCM in 1999'
[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Hilary Burrage]
Earlier today, Nov. 21, 2011, AfriClassical quoted an article on the Piano Quintet of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), who is featured at AfriClassical.com: “Sheffield Telegraph: “Raiding the work of the gifted ‘Hiawatha’ man.” We are pleased to report that we have received two noteworthy replies. Hilary Burrage of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation responds:
“Many thanks Bill, very interesting. I knew of the forthcoming recital in Sheffield, but had not yet seen this article.
"You may be interested to know that it was we at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation who pointed the Dante Quartet to the www.soundpost.org published parts for the Piano Quintet, in preparation for their performance tomorrow*. Always happy to help!
Best to all,
"[* We also of course have the first hand-written realisations, prepared by my husband Tony, aka Martin Anthony Burrage, after he and I had discovered the original full score at the RCM (Royal College of Music) in 1999, cf this newspaper report.]"
Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com, adds this information about a work of the Black British violinist George Bridgetower: “The Dante Quartet also performed my arrangement of Bridgetower's Henry at the City of London's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the end of slavery.”