William Grant Still “Dean of African American Composers”

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Promotional Picture, Still at piano re. Afro-American Symphony.

Williams Grant Still aka “the Dean” of African-American composers”, is remembered for his first symphony, the most widely performed symphonic work composed by an American until the 1950’s.

Tk 5 Afro-American Symphony: First Movement 7.11
Conducted by Robert Spano, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the first movement of Still’s Afro-American Symphony. A King Celebration, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1992

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Britny Williams Technical Director