A History of Black Composers

A History of Black Composers

About this playlist

For Black History Month, rising star Braimah Kanneh-Mason has curated a selection of music by Black composers you should know. Discover music ranging from symphonic to chamber, from the 1700s with Chevalier de Saint-Georges to the present day with pieces by the Afro-Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

Tracklist

  • Ballade in A minor, Op.33

    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant Llewellyn

    11:15

  • Louisiana Blues Strut (A Cakewalk)

    Rachel Barton Pine

    2:35

  • Traditional
  • Deep River (Arr. Coleridge-Taylor, Kanneh-Mason)

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Braimah Kanneh-Mason

    2:47

  • Sonata No. 1: Fandangos y Boleros

    Stéphane de Carvalho

    6:16

  • Sonata No. 2: Sarabanda de Scriabin

    Stéphane de Carvalho

    3:13

  • Sonata No. 3: La Toccata de Pasquini

    Stéphane de Carvalho

    4:53

  • Concerto in One Movement

    New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, Karen Walwyn

    18:29

  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphonie Concertante in G Major for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 13
  • I. Allegro

    Paul Freeman, London Symphony Orchestra, Miriam Fried, Jaime Laredo

    9:46

  • II. Rondeau

    Paul Freeman, London Symphony Orchestra, Miriam Fried, Jaime Laredo

    5:42

  • I. Allegro

    Yura Lee

    9:49

  • II. Largo

    Yura Lee

    6:30

  • III. Rondeau

    Yura Lee

    4:03

  • Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto No. 9 in G Major, Op. 8*
  • I. Allegro

    Takako Nishizaki

    11:38

  • II. Largo

    Takako Nishizaki

    5:59

  • III. Rondeau

    Takako Nishizaki

    3:57

  • No. 3, Overture

    Rumon Gamba

    11:31

  • Allegro moderato

    Zhou Qian

    9:34

  • Largo

    Zhou Qian

    6:37

  • Presto

    Zhou Qian

    7:52

  • I. Allegro presto

    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

    3:28

  • II. Andante

    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

    1:36

  • III. Presto

    Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

    2:41

  • Romance in G Major for Violin and Orchestra

    Rachel Barton Pine

    12:36

  • III. Un sonnet d'amour

    Chicago Sinfonietta

    3:05

  • Legende, Op. 14

    Lorraine McAslan

    7:12

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Southeast Africa - At the Dawn of Day

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:11

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Southeast Africa - The Stones are very Hard

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    1:14

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Southeast Africa - Take Nabandji

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    1:30

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: Southeast Africa - They Will Not Lend me a Child

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    4:46

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: South Africa - Song of Conquest

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:04

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: South Africa - Warriors' Song

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    5:16

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: West Africa - O Lo Ba

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    5:24

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: West Indies - The Bamboula

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    2:27

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - The Angels Changed My Name

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    4:08

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:26

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Don't Be Weary, Traveler

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    2:26

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Going Up

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    2:42

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - I'm Troubled in Mind

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    4:46

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - I Was Way Down A-Yonder

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:49

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    5:03

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Many Thousand Gone

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    6:01

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - My Lord Delivered Daniel

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    2:09

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Oh, He Raise a Poor Lazarus

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    5:28

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Pilgrim's Song

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:11

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Run, Mary, Run

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    2:05

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    4:28

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Steal Away

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    4:40

  • Twenty-Four Negro Melodies: America - Wade in the Water

    David Shaffer-Gottschalk

    3:12

  • Total playing time

    4:17:52

Curated by

Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Violinist

About this playlist

For Black History Month, rising star Braimah Kanneh-Mason has curated a selection of music by Black composers you should know. Discover music ranging from symphonic to chamber, from the 1700s with Chevalier de Saint-Georges to the present day with pieces by the Afro-Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.

Curated by

Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Violinist

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