Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dr. Timothy W. Holley on Beethoven's Op. 47: “I avoid referring to it as the 'Kreutzer'”

[George Bridgetower and Raycurt Johnson, Violinist and Baritone]

Dr. Timothy W. Holley of North Carolina Central University writes in response to our Dec. 14 post:

Good morning. I'm interested in communicating with Raycurt Johnson sometime about Beethoven, Bridgetower and Kreutzer and the 'Opus 47'. I avoid referring to it as the 'Kreutzer' after having given a lecture on those three in 2008 for Black History Month here at NCCU. Rita Dove would certainly be interested to know about his performance; her recent volume of poetry 'Sonata Mulattica' focuses on that work and several figures proximate to Beethoven and Bridgetower in 1803.
I wish him the best with this performance!!

Raycurt Johnson has a website at His email address is: [George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860) is featured at on a page researched and written by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory in Appleton, Wisconsin.]

Comment by email:
Thanks for the forward to Raycurt..and the quick edit job!! Tim

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