Dear Music Friend - Only Ten Days Left to Go!
I am so happy to report that the Nathaniel Dett KickStarter Campaign is well on its way with 2/3 of the funds raised. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed!
Join me in getting it over the top and bringing the wonderful works of Nathaniel Dett to a greater audience! Campaign ends on June 25.
The recording sessions in Neumarkt, Germany are now complete. I look forward to PARMA Recordings release of "My Cup Runneth Over - the Complete Piano Works of Nathaniel Dett" in late 2015.
Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) was a great figure in American music, not only because he was one of the earliest important composers of African descent, but because he was one the first composers to find their own voice by using American musical materials. Nathaniel Dett's piano music not only reflects his genius for melody and harmony but also his wonderful sensitivity to pianistic color and beautiful sound. His works also express his interests in other cultures; ancient Hebrew legends, African chants, and Hindu poets all have a place in his creations. Particularly toward the end of his life, Dett's music contains narratives of human oneness, which speak to people now with the same meaning and urgency that it did in his time.
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La Jolla Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, CA
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