Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pianist Naoko Maeda in 'Deep River,' arranged by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, on YouTube

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at 23]

December 01, 2010
A You Tube video (5:28) presents Naoko Maeda's piano performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's arrangement of the African American spiritual Deep River:

Naoko Maeda – Concert Pianist
“One of my favorite pieces by black composers, 'Deep River' of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is on You Tube.”

“Performed by Naoko Maeda at Spring Concert that was presented at Unitarian Universalist Church in Adelphi, Maryland, on April 11, 2010. Naoko was pregnant with a 36 week old baby. A baby boy was born 3 weeks later.” [The Afro-British composer and conductor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at]

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