Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cedille Records Free Download of the Week Features Sanford Allen on Violin in I. Plain Blue/s from 'Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin'

Cedille Records CDR 90000 087 (2005)

We celebrate Black History Month on this week’s Cedille Chicago Presents (heard on 98.7 FM in Chicago and wfmt.com everywhere, Wednesday nights, 10 pm Central time) with selections from many of the Cedille recordings that feature or include music by composers of African descent, including our 3-volume African Heritage Symphonic Series. Our Free Download of the Week comes from a disc that was an outgrowth of that series: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration (our CD of the Week: 25% OFF the regular price). The disc is a retrospective of 50 years of composition by this fascinating figure who lived from 1932 to 2004. The free download track is the first movement of Perkinson’s distillation of the blues for solo violin titled Blue/s Forms. It’s played by its dedicatee, Sanford Allen, who premiered the piece in Carnegie Hall and who was, in 1962, the first African-American to become a regular member of the New York Philharmonic (making this a particularly appropriate track for Black History Month).

This week's CD OF THE WEEK:
(25% OFF the regular price)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
Various Artists


...Please remember that the download code is FREEDWNLD
(It's the same every week!)

[Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.]

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