William Grant Still Essentials

William Grant Still Essentials

About this playlist

Prolific American composer William Grant Still wrote music for the concert hall, opera house, church, salon and ballet stage. He has the distinction of being the first American to have an opera performed by Fiorella La Guardia's New York City Opera company and was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance movement to revive and showcase the work of Black American artists. Drawing heavily on folk themes, Still's music is a wonderful expression of Americana, and enjoys continued attention at home and abroad.

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Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

Prolific American composer William Grant Still wrote music for the concert hall, opera house, church, salon and ballet stage. He has the distinction of being the first American to have an opera performed by Fiorella La Guardia's New York City Opera company and was an important part of the Harlem Renaissance movement to revive and showcase the work of Black American artists. Drawing heavily on folk themes, Still's music is a wonderful expression of Americana, and enjoys continued attention at home and abroad.

Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

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