Robert Eichert writes: I could not agree more about SC-T’s music telling a story and there can also be interesting background to the music. Obviously, there is Hiawatha, faithfully keeping to Longfellow’s epic poem about love and loss among native Americans.
Quite a lot of Coleridge-Taylor’s music tells a story, or refers to an interesting ‘real’ idea. This music frequently employs attractive rhythms and lively tunes, as well as demonstrating very well the more formal aspects of composition. Is there scope here for developing musical activities which offer both education and enjoyment, especially for those not … Continue reading
Are there special ways in which the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor can be used to bring people together? Does this depend on both the audience and the personal preferences of the performers, or should all music, regardless of the individual experience of the composer, be seen in the same way? There is probably some resonance … Continue reading