Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tai Murray and The Orchestra of The Longfellow Chorus performing Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Violin Concerto at The Longfellow Choral Festival

[Photo: Hulton Deutsch Collection/CORBIS. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K., www.SCTF.org.uk]

[Eugène Ysaÿe, Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27; Tai Murray, Violin, Harmonia Mundi HMU 907569 (2012) (68:48)]

Charles Kaufmann of The Longfellow Chorus of Portland, Maine writes:

Hi Bill,

Please post the below links to the unreleased live recordings of Tai Murray and The Orchestra of The Longfellow Chorus performing SC-T's Violin Concerto on March 16, 2013, during The Longfellow Choral Festival in Portland, Maine. Note that I transcribed all orchestra parts from the original SC-T manuscript full score found in RCM library archives. Thus, this is a unique recording in many ways. Note also that African-American violin soloist (based in Berlin) Tai Murray is performing her violin solo part from memory. There is noone else in the world who knows this piece as well as Tai Murray. I will release this eventually in the DVD package of "Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900–1912." These represent temporary links to the recordings. Please post:

Best wishes,

Charles Kaufmann

Comment by email:
Thanks, Bill. In may ways this is an historic performance.  [Charles Kaufmann]

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