Samuel Coleridge-taylor (1875-1912)

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Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a composer who enjoyed world-wide popularity and acclaim until his death 100 years ago this year.

Coleridge-Taylor's father came from Sierra-Leone, and his son Samuel, named in recognition of the poet, called himself Anglo-African. His musical talents were recognised early on by his family and by local musical benefactors, and he went on to study at the Royal College of Music where he was soon recognised as a composer of real talent.

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Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

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Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a composer who enjoyed world-wide popularity and acclaim until his death 100 years ago this year.

Coleridge-Taylor's father came from Sierra-Leone, and his son Samuel, named in recognition of the poet, called himself Anglo-African. His musical talents were recognised early on by his family and by local musical benefactors, and he went on to study at the Royal College of Music where he was soon recognised as a composer of real talent.

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - opening verses

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 T1-2

Nonet in F minor Op. 2

Mary Ashley Barret, Oboe; Kelly Burke, Clarinet; Lynn Huntzinger Beck, horn; Michael Burns, bassoon; Andrew Harley, piano; John Fadial, Violin; Scott Rawls, Viola; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Craig Brown, bass.

Centaur CRC2691 T9-12

From the Green Heart of the Waters; Oh Mariners out of the Sunlight

BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (piano), Paul Brough (conductor)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - first part

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 3-6.

Donald Macleod introduces the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a composer who enjoyed world-wide popularity and acclaim until his death 100 years ago this year.

Coleridge-Taylor's father came from Sierra-Leone, and his son Samuel, named in recognition of the poet, called himself Anglo-African. His musical talents were recognised early on by his family and by local musical benefactors, and he went on to study at the Royal College of Music where he was soon recognised as a composer of real talent.

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - opening verses

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 T1-2

Nonet in F minor Op. 2

Mary Ashley Barret, Oboe; Kelly Burke, Clarinet; Lynn Huntzinger Beck, horn; Michael Burns, bassoon; Andrew Harley, piano; John Fadial, Violin; Scott Rawls, Viola; Brooks Whitehouse, cello; Craig Brown, bass.

Centaur CRC2691 T9-12

From the Green Heart of the Waters; Oh Mariners out of the Sunlight

BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (piano), Paul Brough (conductor)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - first part

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 3-6.

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Donald Macleod focuses on Coleridge-Taylor's early successes.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor composed his setting of Longfellow's poem Hiawatha's Wedding Feast in 1898 when he was only 23, and it remained a hugely popular part of the choral reperoire throughout his life and long after his death in 1912. However, although his reputation will always be associated with this piece, which made his name famous throughout the musical world, it has sometimes overshadowed the beauty of much of his other work, such as his elegant and original Clarinet Quintet, composed while he was still a student.

Symphony in A Minor

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock (conductor)

Classico ClASSCD684, tr 5

Drake's Drum

BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (piano), Paul Brough (conductor)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - ending

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 T 7 -10

Clarinet Quintet

Nash Ensemble

Hyperion GCD12311 Tr 6 - 9.

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Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor composed his setting of Longfellow's poem Hiawatha's Wedding Feast in 1898 when he was only 23, and it remained a hugely popular part of the choral repertoire throughout his life and long after his death in 1912. However, although his reputation will always be associated with this piece, which made his name famous throughout the musical world, it has sometimes overshadowed the beauty of much of his other work, such as his elegant and original Clarinet Quintet, composed while he was still a student.

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Donald Macleod focuses on Coleridge-Taylor's early successes.

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Donald Macleod focuses on Coleridge-Taylor's early successes.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor composed his setting of Longfellow's poem Hiawatha's Wedding Feast in 1898 when he was only 23, and it remained a hugely popular part of the choral repertoire throughout his life and long after his death in 1912. However, although his reputation will always be associated with this piece, which made his name famous throughout the musical world, it has sometimes overshadowed the beauty of much of his other work, such as his elegant and original Clarinet Quintet, composed while he was still a student.

022012091120161018 (R3)

Donald Macleod focuses on Coleridge-Taylor's early successes.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor composed his setting of Longfellow's poem Hiawatha's Wedding Feast in 1898 when he was only 23, and it remained a hugely popular part of the choral repertoire throughout his life and long after his death in 1912. However, although his reputation will always be associated with this piece, which made his name famous throughout the musical world, it has sometimes overshadowed the beauty of much of his other work, such as his elegant and original Clarinet Quintet, composed while he was still a student.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Coleridge-Taylor composed his setting of Longfellow's poem Hiawatha's Wedding Feast in 1898 when he was only 23, and it remained a hugely popular part of the choral reperoire throughout his life and long after his death in 1912. However, although his reputation will always be associated with this piece, which made his name famous throughout the musical world, it has sometimes overshadowed the beauty of much of his other work, such as his elegant and original Clarinet Quintet, composed while he was still a student.

Symphony in A Minor

Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock (conductor)

Classico ClASSCD684, tr 5

Drake's Drum

BBC Singers, Richard Pearce (piano), Paul Brough (conductor)

Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - ending

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 T 7 -10

Clarinet Quintet

Nash Ensemble

Hyperion GCD12311 Tr 6 - 9.

022012091120161018 (R3)

Donald Macleod focuses on Coleridge-Taylor's early successes.

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Donald Macleod on the story of the romance between Coleridge-Taylor and Jessie Walmisley.

Donald Macleod continues his examination of the life and music of the Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an internationally renowned figure in late Victorian times.

As part of Radio 3's commitment to connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture, this week we're exploring issues of diversity and access in classical music with a Diversity and Inclusion in Composition Conference at RNCM and a celebration of a wide range of performers and composers in our programmes, including Composer of the Week.

Coleridge-Taylor's mixed race heritage was unusual in Victorian Britain, but his talents as a musician seemed to protect him from much of the racism which might have been expected to come this way. However, when he fell in love with an English girl her family were outraged at the prospect of a 'mixed marriage'. Donald Macleod tells the story of the romance between Samuel and Jessie, and plays some of the music that they worked on together.

Romance in G Major; Ballade in D minor

Michael Ludwig (Violin), Virginia Eskin (Piano)

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 5

The Lee Shore; The Sea Shell

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Spirituals - Going Up; Take Nabadji; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Virginia Eskin

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 6, 7, 10

The Death of Minnehaha

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Helen Field (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 Tr 15 - 19.

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Donald Macleod continues his examination of the life and music of the Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an internationally renowned figure in late Victorian times.

Coleridge-Taylor's mixed race heritage was unusual in Victorian Britain, but his talents as a musician seemed to protect him from much of the racism which might have been expected to come this way. However, when he fell in love with an English girl her family were outraged at the prospect of a 'mixed marriage'. Donald Macleod tells the story of the romance between Samuel and Jessie, and plays some of the music that they worked on together.

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Donald Macleod on the story of the romance between Coleridge-Taylor and Jessie Walmisley.

032012091220161019 (R3)

Donald Macleod on the story of the romance between Coleridge-Taylor and Jessie Walmisley.

Donald Macleod on the story of the romance between Coleridge-Taylor and Jessie Walmisley.

Donald Macleod continues his examination of the life and music of the Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an internationally renowned figure in late Victorian times.

Coleridge-Taylor's mixed race heritage was unusual in Victorian Britain, but his talents as a musician seemed to protect him from much of the racism which might have been expected to come this way. However, when he fell in love with an English girl her family were outraged at the prospect of a 'mixed marriage'. Donald Macleod tells the story of the romance between Samuel and Jessie, and plays some of the music that they worked on together.

Donald Macleod continues his examination of the life and music of the Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an internationally renowned figure in late Victorian times.

Coleridge-Taylor's mixed race heritage was unusual in Victorian Britain, but his talents as a musician seemed to protect him from much of the racism which might have been expected to come this way. However, when he fell in love with an English girl her family were outraged at the prospect of a 'mixed marriage'. Donald Macleod tells the story of the romance between Samuel and Jessie, and plays some of the music that they worked on together.

Donald Macleod continues his examination of the life and music of the Anglo-African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an internationally renowned figure in late Victorian times.

As part of Radio 3's commitment to connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture, this week we're exploring issues of diversity and access in classical music with a Diversity and Inclusion in Composition Conference at RNCM and a celebration of a wide range of performers and composers in our programmes, including Composer of the Week.

Coleridge-Taylor's mixed race heritage was unusual in Victorian Britain, but his talents as a musician seemed to protect him from much of the racism which might have been expected to come this way. However, when he fell in love with an English girl her family were outraged at the prospect of a 'mixed marriage'. Donald Macleod tells the story of the romance between Samuel and Jessie, and plays some of the music that they worked on together.

Romance in G Major; Ballade in D minor

Michael Ludwig (Violin), Virginia Eskin (Piano)

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 5

The Lee Shore; The Sea Shell

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Spirituals - Going Up; Take Nabadji; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Virginia Eskin

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 6, 7, 10

The Death of Minnehaha

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Helen Field (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD1 Tr 15 - 19.

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Donald Macleod explores some of Coleridge-Taylor's lesser-known music.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is best remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. However, despite the fact that his best-known work meant that he kept returning to large-scale choral composition throughout his life, he was also a prolific composer of incidental music for the stage, and the chamber music that had marked him out as a remarkable student at the Royal College of Music. Donald Macleod explores some of his lesser-known music, with specially recorded contributions from the BBC Singers.

Othello - dance

New Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

Pearl GEMM CD 9965 1

Sea Drift

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Violin Sonata

David Juritz (Violin), Michael Dussek (Piano)

Dutton CDLX 7127 Tr 1

Spirituals - Deep River and Run Mary Run

Virginia Eskin (piano)

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 8, 9

Piano Quintet in G minor

Nash Ensemble

Hyperion CDA67590 Tr 1 and 2

Dead in the Sierras

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Donald Macleod explores some of Coleridge-Taylor's lesser-known music.

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Donald Macleod explores some of Coleridge-Taylor's lesser-known music.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is best remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. However, despite the fact that his best-known work meant that he kept returning to large-scale choral composition throughout his life, he was also a prolific composer of incidental music for the stage, and the chamber music that had marked him out as a remarkable student at the Royal College of Music. Donald Macleod explores some of his lesser-known music, with specially recorded contributions from the BBC Singers.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is best remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. However, despite the fact that his best-known work meant that he kept returning to large-scale choral composition throughout his life, he was also a prolific composer of incidental music for the stage, and the chamber music that had marked him out as a remarkable student at the Royal College of Music. Donald Macleod explores some of his lesser-known music, with specially recorded contributions from the BBC Singers.

Othello - dance

New Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

Pearl GEMM CD 9965 1

Sea Drift

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Violin Sonata

David Juritz (Violin), Michael Dussek (Piano)

Dutton CDLX 7127 Tr 1

Spirituals - Deep River & Run Mary Run

Virginia Eskin (piano)

Koch 3-7056-2 H1 Tr 8, 9

Piano Quintet in G minor

Nash Ensemble

Hyperion CDA67590 Tr 1 & 2

Dead in the Sierras

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor).

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is best remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast. However, despite the fact that his best-known work meant that he kept returning to large-scale choral composition throughout his life, he was also a prolific composer of incidental music for the stage, and the chamber music that had marked him out as a remarkable student at the Royal College of Music. Donald Macleod explores some of his lesser-known music, with specially recorded contributions from the BBC Singers.

Donald Macleod explores some of Coleridge-Taylor's lesser-known music.

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Donald Macleod focuses on the final years of Coleridge-Taylor's life.

When Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died, aged only 37, a century ago on 1st September 1912, he was one of the most famous names in the musical world. He had been become a household name in Britain and America thanks to the success of his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, and the popularity of that work lived on well into the 1920s and 30s with huge sell-out annual festival performances in the Albert Hall. In the last of this week's programmes on Coleridge-Taylor's life and legacy, Donald Macleod looks at the final years of his life and his contemporary reputation, and includes a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.

Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77 - Un Sonnet D'Amour.

Virginia Eskin (Piano)

Koch 3 7056 H1 tr 3

Characteristic Waltzes Op. 22 - Valse Bohemienne

Performer: New Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

PEARL GEMM CD-9965 Tr 7

Hiawatha's Departure - ending

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Helen Field (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD2 Tr 12 - 14

The Evening Star; Whispers of Summer

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Violin Concerto in G major

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Marwood (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Hyperion CDA 67420 Tr 1-3.

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When Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died, aged only 37, a century ago on 1st September 1912, he was one of the most famous names in the musical world. He had been become a household name in Britain and America thanks to the success of his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, and the popularity of that work lived on well into the 1920s and 30s with huge sell-out annual festival performances in the Albert Hall. In the last of this week's programmes on Coleridge-Taylor's life and legacy, Donald Macleod looks at the final years of his life and his contemporary reputation, and includes a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.

Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77 - Un Sonnet D'Amour.

Virginia Eskin (Piano)

Koch 3 7056 H1 tr 3

Characteristic Waltzes Op. 22 - Valse Bohemienne

Performer: New Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

PEARL GEMM CD-9965 Tr 7

Hiawatha's Departure - ending

Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Helen Field (Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

ARGO 430 356-2 CD2 Tr 12 - 14

The Evening Star; Whispers of Summer

BBC Singers, Paul Brough (conductor)

Violin Concerto in G major

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Marwood (violin), Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Hyperion CDA 67420 Tr 1-3.

Donald Macleod focuses on the final years of Coleridge-Taylor's life.

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Donald Macleod focuses on the final years of Coleridge-Taylor's life.

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Donald Macleod focuses on the final years of Coleridge-Taylor's life.

When Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died, aged only 37, a century ago on 1st September 1912, he was one of the most famous names in the musical world. He had been become a household name in Britain and America thanks to the success of his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, and the popularity of that work lived on well into the 1920s and 30s with huge sell-out annual festival performances in the Albert Hall. In the last of this week's programmes on Coleridge-Taylor's life and legacy, Donald Macleod looks at the final years of his life and his contemporary reputation, and includes a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.

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When Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died, aged only 37, a century ago on 1st September 1912, he was one of the most famous names in the musical world. He had been become a household name in Britain and America thanks to the success of his choral masterpiece Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, and the popularity of that work lived on well into the 1920s and 30s with huge sell-out annual festival performances in the Albert Hall. In the last of this week's programmes on Coleridge-Taylor's life and legacy, Donald Macleod looks at the final years of his life and his contemporary reputation, and includes a complete performance of his Violin Concerto.