The Lost Chord: February 18 - Taylor-Made
Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) achieved much in his comparatively short life, attracting the attention and advocacy of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Malcolm Sargent. His cantata “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast” became a cultural phenomenon between the wars. Unfortunately, the composer didn’t live to see it, and his widow saw none of the proceeds, since, always in need of cash, he had sold the rights to the music outright for 15 guineas. We’ll hear it, among our featured works, this Sunday at 10 pm.