Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 is 75th Anniversary of West Coast Premiere of William Grant Still's 'Symphony No. 2 in G Minor' ('Song of a New Race') Conducted by Composer

[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

John Malveaux of writes:

The West Coast premiere of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 2 in G Minor (Song of a New Race) was performed by the San Diego Symphony under the baton of  William Grant Still on August 1, 1939. 2014 is the 75 Anniversary. The San Diego Sun reported "The Still Symphony abounds in appealing melody, interesting harmonic and rhythmic effects. No observer could fail to be interested in the novelty and bright colorings of its orchestration".

John Malveaux

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