Black Composers Series 1974-1978: - Various Composers [CD]
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The 'Black Composer Series' is a collection of ground-breaking recordings featuring the music of black composers. This reissue contains 10 CDs, 9 of which are remastered from the original analogue tapes, and the bonus 10th CD is an album which features 'Symphonic Spirituals'. All ten albums released as part of this collection feature the pioneering conductor, composer, and founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman. The composers featured in this collection span several centuries and they all come from many different backgrounds and cultures. The earliest composer featured is the unique Chevalier de Saint Georges (1745-1799). The collection also features works by the English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912). His music was successful during his lifetime and he was a huge influence on the African-American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978) whose work is also featured in the collection. The orchestras featured in this collection include the London Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.