Sunday, March 18, 2012

John Malveaux: 'ABC News Chicago - young violinists play black composers,' with Rachel Barton Pine, YouTube

[Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th & 19th Centuries; Rachel Barton, Violin; Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege, Conductor; Cedille 90000 035 (1997).]

John Malveaux of sends a link to a YouTube video (3:14) which was uploaded in 2008 by Rachel Barton Pine. She made the above recording, which received a 10/10 rating from It was the first U.S. CD of music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. In the ABC News Chicago clip, Rachel says “There are hundreds and hundreds of composers of African descent from all over the world, from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America...”:

Uploaded by RachelBartonPine on Feb 26, 2008 (3:14) 
ABC News Chicago - young violinists play black composers

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine presents repertoire from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation's curriculum project, The String Student's Library of Music by Black Composers, on ABC News Chicago, February 26, 2008. Rachel plays "Deep River" by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), 10-year-old Ade Williams plays "Deserted Garden" by Florence Price (1887-1953), and 14-year-old Clayton Penrose-Whitmore plays "Here's One" by William Grant Still (1895-1978).

For more information about the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation, please visit [Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence B. Price, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges and William Grant Still are profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List for Coleridge-Taylor, Price and Still by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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