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Scott Joplin:

Black Composers of Classical Music

Music by composers with all kinds of hyphens to their African heritage: African-French, French-Cuban, African-English, and African-American.

Music heard in this episode:

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto
Joseph White: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha
Fela Sowande: African Suite
William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
Adolphus Hailstork: Symphony No. 1
James Kimo Williams: Fanfare for Life
James P. Johnson: Charleston
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about Scott Joplin

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This Week's Quiz

The Chevalier de Saint-Georges was famous for his music and what sport?

 Soccer

 Tennis

 Basketball

 Croquet

 Fencing

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most famous for a piece of music inspired by what poet?

 Alfred Tennyson

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 Emily Dickinson

 Robert Frost

Who is the Dean of Afro- American composers?

 William Grant Still

 Scott Joplin

 Adolphus Hailstork

 Fela Sowande

 Eubie Blake

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Scott Joplin:

Black Composers of Classical Music

Music by composers with all kinds of hyphens to their African heritage: African-French, French-Cuban, African-English, and African-American.

Music heard in this episode:

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto
Joseph White: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha
Fela Sowande: African Suite
William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
Adolphus Hailstork: Symphony No. 1
James Kimo Williams: Fanfare for Life
James P. Johnson: Charleston
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about Scott Joplin

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The Chevalier de Saint-Georges was famous for his music and what sport?

 Soccer

 Tennis

 Basketball

 Croquet

 Fencing

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most famous for a piece of music inspired by what poet?

 Alfred Tennyson

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 Emily Dickinson

 Robert Frost

Who is the Dean of Afro- American composers?

 William Grant Still

 Scott Joplin

 Adolphus Hailstork

 Fela Sowande

 Eubie Blake

 

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