Thursday, August 26, 2010

Violinist Danielle Belen & Sphinx Symphony Play 'Mother and Child' by William Grant Still on YouTube

[William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor; Bridge 9086 (1999)]

A YouTube video dated Nov. 24, 2008 features violinist Danielle Belen Nesmith, She is accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, led by Tito Munoz, Conductor, as she plays Mother and Child, the Second Movement of William Grant Still's Suite for Violin & Piano:

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, where a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is found. Here is the entry on William Grant Still's Suite for Violin & Piano:

Suite, violin & piano (1943). Los Angeles: Delkas Music, 1945. 28p. & part (violin part ed. by Louis Kaufman). 1. African dancer, after the bronze sculpture by Richard Barthe; majestically; vigorously; 2. Mother and child, after the lithograph by Sargent Johnson; slowly and expressively; 3. Gamin, after the bronze sculpture by Augusta Savage; rhythmically and humorously. Dedication: Louis and Annette Kaufman. Première: 1944/IV/15; Boston; Jordan Hall; Louis Kaufman, violin. Duration: 11:22.

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