Monday, April 15, 2013

'Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin' Features 'Land of Romance' from 'Africa' of William Grant Still on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still
 Denver Oldham, piano
 Koch International Classics 3-7084-2H1 (1991)

William Grant Still (1895-1978) and Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) are profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List for Still by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

Dominique-René de Lerma writes of the public radio program Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin:

This week with Bill McGlaughlin

With the week's theme, The Roaring 20s (aka The Harlem Renaissance, and The Jazz Age), the following works are within the repertoire for Exploring music:
Monday, 15 April
Ellington: Creole love call (The Duke Ellington Orchestra)

Tuesday, 16 April
Still: Land of romance, from Africa (Denver Oldham, piano)
Kern: Ol' man river, from Showboat (Paul Robeson, bass).

In the course of the week are scheduled works by George Antheil,  Béla Bartók, Alban Berg, John Alden Carpenter, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith, Fritz Kreisler, Darius Milhaud (a teacher of T. J. Anderson), Walter Piston, Serge Prokofiev, Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel, Carl Ruggles, Eric Satie, Arnold Schönberg, Roger Sessions, Germaine Tailleferre, Virgil Thomson, Edgar Varèse (a teacher of William Grant Still), and Curt Weill.

Dominique-René de Lerma

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