Friday, January 10, 2020

John Malveaux: "The Big Finish" is the Autobiography of Judith Anne Still, Daughter of William Grant Still

John Malveaux of writes:

Judith Still is the daughter of composer William Grant Still  "the Dean" of African-American composers, and Jewish musician/librettist Verna Arvey. I am privileged to receive copies from Judith Anne Still of her autobiography THE BIG FINISH. The book is part of THE PHOENIX RISING BOOK Series. What was life like for a child of two artistic geniuses? What were the difficulties for mixed-"race" families in the mid 20th century? How did slavery, segregation, intolerance, chauvinism, jealousy, greed, and intellectual theft impact the only successful so called 'Negro' classical music publisher in America?

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