Tuesday, May 24, 2011

William Grant Still's 'Aria' for Accordion (5:20) Played on YouTube by Robert Young McMahan

[Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch 3 7084 2H1 (1991)]

A May 11 performance of William Grant Still's Aria, for accordion was posted on YouTube on May 23, 2011:

"Uploaded by rymcmahan on May 23, 2011

“William Grant Still: Aria, for Accordion (1960); Commissioned by the American Accordionists' Association. Robert Young McMahan, accordion.

“Recital performance, May 11, 2011, in the Downtown Lunchtime Recital Series, First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey.”
William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, where a complete Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is featured. Here is the entry on Aria, for accordion:

“Aria, for accordion (1960). New York: Sam Fox, 1960. 7p. Commission: American Accordionists Association, 1959. Première: 1960/V/15; New York; Town Hall; Myron Floren, accordion. Duration: 5:00. AT: Robert Young McMahon, accordion.

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