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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical Life.

By: Green, Jeffrey.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (307 p.).ISBN: 9781317322634.Subject(s): Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel, 1875-1912 | Composers -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical LifeOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Dedication; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 The Early Years; 2 The Royal College of Music; 3 The Promising Young Composer; 4 The Wedding Feast; 5 'A Sentiment Prevalent Here'; 6 Intensifying the Effect; 7 The International Star; 8 A Stalwart Member of the Profession; 9 A 'Definite Place for the Negro in the World's History'; 10 A Tale of Old Japan; 11 Requiem; 12 The Legacy; Postscript; Appendix 1 The Song of Hiawatha; Appendix 2 Further Reading; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary: Green's study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor's life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most unlikely of cultural icons.
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Dedication; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 The Early Years; 2 The Royal College of Music; 3 The Promising Young Composer; 4 The Wedding Feast; 5 'A Sentiment Prevalent Here'; 6 Intensifying the Effect; 7 The International Star; 8 A Stalwart Member of the Profession; 9 A 'Definite Place for the Negro in the World's History'; 10 A Tale of Old Japan; 11 Requiem; 12 The Legacy; Postscript; Appendix 1 The Song of Hiawatha; Appendix 2 Further Reading; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Green's study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor's life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most unlikely of cultural icons.

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Over more than three decades, English historian Jeffrey Green has presented a series of discoveries on Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), an English composer who did not follow his contemporaries into British folk music but instead responded to a yearning for Africa, the homeland of a father he never knew. While the composer was still a student, his substantial and original talent became manifest in works of unusual quality, and he gave sympathetic notice to Native Americans, via Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, a choral work. In the half century following his premature death at the age of 37, Coleridge-Taylor's choral music was heard almost as often as the major works of Handel and Mendelssohn, and his work and three visits to the US provided an exceptionally important impetus for the Harlem Renaissance. This biography corrects errors of the past and reveals that which had been hidden. One comes away from this study with a new sense of the composer, his colleagues and supporters, and the social and political environment in which he lived. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. D.-R. de Lerma Lawrence University

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