Samuel Coleridge-TaylorSamuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 18751 September 1912) was an English composer and conductor of mixed race; his mother was an English woman and his father was a Sierra Leone Creole physician. Coleridge-Taylor achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the "African Mahler" when he had three tours of the United States in the early 1900s. He was particularly known for his three cantatas on the epic poem, ''Song of Hiawatha'' by American Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Coleridge-Taylor premiered the first section in 1898, when he was 22.
He married an Englishwoman, Jessie Walmisley, and both their children had musical careers. Their son Hiawatha adapted his father's music for a variety of performances. Their daughter Avril Coleridge-Taylor became a composer-conductor. Provided by Wikipedia
Symphony in A minor, opus 8 : with the earlier finales and Idyll, opus 44 / Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ; edited by John L. Snyder.
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