In this new YouTube episode of Bach@Home, you will learn about Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), an English composer and conductor, who earned a nickname ‘African Mahler’ during one of his hugely successful American tours. Born to an English mother and a Krio man from Sierra Leone, Coleridge-Taylor was highly acclaimed in England during his lifetime. The popularity of his oratorio "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" was rivaled only by Handel’s "Messiah" and Mendelssohn’s "Elijah." Enjoy Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s "Two Moorish Tone-Pictures" for piano solo, performed by pianist Magdalena Baczewska.
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