William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1
The dean of African-American composers wows with classical form shaped by rhythm and blues.
- “Come Sunday” from Black, Brown and Beige
- GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
- Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”
- Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Thomas Wilkins conductor
- Aaron Diehl piano
About This Performance
Dean of African-American composers, William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony combines classical form with the blues progressions and rhythms of popular African-American music.
Presented in partnership with the California African American Museum
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