Not too shabby for a 20-year old

February 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (again, NOT Taylor-Coleridge) must have been a serious wunderkind to have been noticed by Edward Elgar and C. V. Stanford, two of England’s best-known Victorian Imperial composers. He wrote this “Ballade for Orchestra” for the famous Three Choirs Festival when he was 20; the maturity of this composition puts the genius of Coleridge-Taylor on par with Mendelssohn (who wrote his famous “Midsummer Night’s Dream” overture at 17).


Sweet Southland

February 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

Let the delicious sounds of Harry T. Burleigh‘s Southland Sketches sweeten up your Thursday!


Happy WINDSday

February 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

For that awesome pun, you’re welcome.

Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla has written tons of tangos, a musical style from Latin America that has roots in Spanish dance. Here is the Imani Wind quintet performing one of them: