Tuesday, March 19, 2013

African-American Composers are heard and discussed on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' (the first 30 minutes of the show), which can be streamed online for 7 days

Candace Allen

This segment opens with the first movement of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American).  After some wide-ranging discussion, we hear  Silk Hat and Walking Cane of Florence B. Price, followed by additional discussion of Classical Music by African-American composers. Both composers are profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography for each by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.  

Sergio Mims:

I've sent you the link (which is available for the next seven days) of today's In Tune show on BBC Radio 3 with Soul Music writer Candace Allen and Paul Gambaccini where they discuss African-American composers (the first 30 minutes of the show)


It's all part of a larger America Symposium all this weekend at the Southbanke Center in London

Sunday March 24
5pm – 6pm
Level 5 Function Room at
Royal Festival Hall

Invisible Men: African-American Composers
Radio and TV presenter Paul Gambaccini chairs a panel with writer Candace Allen, composer Philip Herbert and conductor Scott Stroman, looking at hidden figures of American music: African-American classical composers, jazz musicians and Jewish immigrants.


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