Saturday, January 11, 2014

Charles Kaufmann: 'Deep River: A Tribute to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Maud Powell'

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K.,]

Maud Powell seated 

Charles Kaufmann

Charles Kaufmann of The Longfellow Chorus writes:

In honor of Maud Powell for her upcoming Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement (Sunday, January 25, at the Ebell Theater of Los Angeles), and in tribute to Powell's transcription and early sound recording of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Deep River (SC-T 1905/Powell 1911), I am releasing on a temporary basis Chapter Fifteen from the film Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and His Music in America, 1900-1912.

In this segment, you can hear Powell's 1911 Victor Talking Machine recording of SC-T's Deep River, with commentary by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Karen Shaffer (President of the Maud Powell Society) and Wayne Shirley (Senior Music Specialist Emeritus at the Library of Congress). Watch this very special video here.

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