Tue 31st July, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Gramophone.co.uk: 'In the composer's centenary year Andrew Achenbach celebrates Coleridge-Taylor's life and music'
Tue 31st July, 2012
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Monday, July 30, 2012
AfriClassical.com Updates Scott Joplin Page With Discussion of 'Weeping Willow' On 'But Not Forgotten'
[ABOVE: Scott Joplin BELOW: But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for Clarinet & Piano; Marcus Eley, clarinet; Lucerne DeSa, piano; Sono Luminus DSL-92156 (U.S. release date July 31, 2012)]
Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917) was a composer of both Ragtime and opera. He is featured at AfriClassical.com, which has been updated to include a paragraph on his composition Weeping Willow:
The title, "Weeping Willow", gives one the impression of a swaying weeping willow tree in a calm breeze. In this arrangement, the clarinet and piano alternate equally between the playful syncopated melodies. Throughout this "Rag" the tempo is not hurried as Joplin instructs NOT FAST. The stately opening melody is majestic but not pompous. One can feel the inner pulse of each section. Like two well-suited partners, the clarinet and piano are mindful of each step through the dance.
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SundayWorld paid tribute to James Stephen Mzilikazi Khumalo on July 9, 2012, shortly after his 80th birthday, celebrated June 20, 2012. The article by Mzwandile Kabizokwakhe was entitled Up Close & Personal with James Stephen Mzilikazi Khumalo:
"It was only when I was older and I composed my first work of music that I started using Mzilikazi exclusively as my signature on my work."
Khumalo, a high school teacher by training, and his wife, Ditlhare, have four children who he says are not that musical.
"My third son has a degree in music but is a church minister and my first daughter sings but is a medical doctor," he says.
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AfriClassical.com Update on 'Pastorale' of Samuel Ekpe Akpabot on 'But Not Forgotten' on Sono Luminus CD by Marcus Eley and Lucerne DeSa
[TOP: Samuel Akpabot: The Odyssey of a Nigerian Composer-Ethnomusicologist (Paperback) by Godwin Sadoh BOTTOM: But Not Forgotten: Music by African-American Composers for Clarinet & Piano; Marcus Eley, clarinet; Lucerne DeSa, piano; Sono Luminus DSL-92156 (U.S. release date July 31, 2012)]
Samuel Ekpe Akpabot (1932-2000) is featured at AfriClassical.com, where his page has been updated with a new paragraph on Pastorale from Scenes for Nigeria:
"The composer has arranged this Pastorale section from his orchestral setting of Scenes for Nigeria for clarinet and piano. The Pastoral is essentially a lullaby in call response fashion. The texture is somewhat sparse but is just right for this setting. From its undulating rhythms and unique harmonies, this composition reminds one of an African 'pastorale' landscape."
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
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'TONIGHT ON ITV Sunday July 29th 7pm/ROYAL GREENWICH presented by John Sergeant' With' DIAMOND GREENWICH' of Errollyn Wallen
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama in 'What Makes It Great: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' Ottawa Chamberfest 2012, Aug. 7, 10:30 PM
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[Scott Joplin (c. 1867-1917) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List for William Grant Still by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com]
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July 23, 2012
[The Nigerian composer Fela Sowande (1905-1987) is featured at AfriClassical.com]
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Patrick McCoy, D.C. Examiner: 'Soprano Leontyne Price honored in new publication by D. C. area association'
July 28, 2012
Submitted by the D. C. Performing Arts Examiner, the entry on Ms. Price begins as follows:
"Many times when the artistry of the legendary soprano Leontyne Price is mentioned, it is almost always remarked that there are not enough words to express the greatness of her talent. This particular entry does not even attempt to find all the words to capsulate this mighty opera legend, rather it seeks to resound the hymn again in praise of this remarkable woman's art."
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Friday, July 27, 2012
A New Paradigm? 'But Not Forgotten' Recorded in South Africa by Clarinetist Marcus Eley, Released in U.S. by Sono Luminus
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Latonia Moore - Opera Australia
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
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On April 7, 2012 AfriClassical posted: Virginia approves historical marker for Justin Holland (1819-1887), African American Classical Guitarist & Composer. That must be the most important development in the latest year of the history of Justin Holland. Dr. Barbara Clemenson and Dr. Kim Perlak made favorable comments by email. During the year we also posted, on February 24, 2012: Donald Sauter: “Final batch of 'Scraps From The Operas For Two Guitars By Justin Holland' on YouTube”.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Laura - Theme by David Raksin (6:27) on YouTube
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Recording of the MonthRecording of August 2012: Joplin: Treemonisha
• Jul 25, 2012
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