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  • On An Overgrown Path: Classical - the music of the Whites
    copyrighted material on these pages is included as fair use for the purpose of study review or critical analysis only and will be removed at the request of copyright owner s Report broken links missing images and other errors to overgrownpath at hotmail dot co dot uk Posted by Pliable at Monday October 01 2007 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels black history month france John McLaughlin Williams Le Chevalier de Saint Georges pianists racism rudolph dunbar sodi braide 5 comments Pliable said Email received from a birthday boy Hi Bob Welcome back from vacation and congrats on a great story I hadn t heard of Sodi but I m making notes and I really hope to work with him someday Such a nice way to start my day because quite coincidentally it s my birthday Suffice it to say that I m no longer considered a child prodigy Best JMW 5 51 pm Pliable said Another email received I may be mistaken I often am but I seem to recall reading somewhere that the violinist who premiered Beethoven s Violin Concerto was mulatto Cheers David Cavlovic 5 55 pm Pliable said David follow this link for an unproven story even closer to Beethoven 5 58 pm Pliable said And another email Beethoven is black Worth mentioning for his connection to Beethoven is virtuoso violinist George Bridgetower 1778 1860 the son of a black West Indian servant who gave the premiere performance of what became known as the Kreutzer Sonata Apparently it would have been called the Bridgetower Sonata had not the two men quarreled THAT S what I was thinking of I remember the publicity around that book Even Charles Schultz mentioned it in Peanuts Lucy is reading an article to Schroeder who is of course playing his toy piano while Lucy leans her head on the back about Beethoven being black Schroeder replies you mean to tell me all these years I ve been playing soul music David 6 33 pm MikeNassau said Here is the Peanuts strip http blackdutch1 webs com apps photos photo photoid 186645488 7 41 am Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Opera directors 2 - Composers 0
    June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 Words on twentieth century music Berlin Philharmonic s first woman conductor Staying at home with Couperin More on Norman s pulped fiction More than Player Piano Studies The sound of silence The art of the bad review Give me digital but not BBC Radio 3 Blogs the new wisdom of crowds Weaving the Web Wider Understatement of the week A pilgrim s final progress Serial music exploring the labyrinth Remembering a forgotten maestro Now playing the Hallelujah Chorus The Well Tempered Concert Lebrecht is right Naxos is not in same league Hommage à Pierre Boulez Brand new music for harpsichord Norman Lebrecht and unchecked trivia New music with a Benedictine habit More of Martinu s music please Echoes of Soft Machine Royal Opera House loses the plot Monteverdi s genius deserves far better New classical recording becomes hot property Aldeburgh has always been about the new Now Joyce Hatto the book BBC launches classical idol The Rest Is Poise The Glass Bead Game His Master s Voice and staff pensions Building communities of new listeners Secret symphonies on internet radio

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  • On An Overgrown Path: He died in obscurity in London in 1988
    February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 The society which is not diverse is less beautiful Hints of Penderecki Ligeti and Stimmung Does anyone else sense a coded message BBC and the overlooked black conductor He died in obscurity in London in 1988 Classical music is shanghaied Did BBC derail career of black conductor Classical music debates but will anything chang What the London riots meant for a musician If it ain t Baroque don t fix it Top conductor feels the pain BBC Proms lose their buzz Classical music opens the China gates Mahler I advise you not to do it Meet the composer behind the protecting veil Are top musicians sharing the financial pain It s an ill wind that blows good music Following the path from Dudamel to Barbirolli Was the critic at the same concert as the rest of A little less harmony please Is a miracle maestro worth 20 000 a concert Whatever happened to classical music s long tail A Philippa Schuyler moment Philippa Schuyler genius or genetic experiment July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Berlin Philharmonic's first Black conductor
    established as a leading performer and authority on the clarinet his conducting career was in the ascendant as concert life restarted and he was seen as a role model for West Indians But the promise wasn t fulfilled Dunbar is documented as being the first black conductor of a symphony orchestra in Poland 1959 and Russia 1964 both concerts were in Soviet bloc countries at the peak of the Cold War He promoted concerts for the Jamaican Hurricane Relief Fund in 1951 and toured British Guiana in the 1950s conducting the country s Militia Band Philharmonic Orchestra and a youth choir Rudolph Dunbar died in London in June 1988 Were Dunbar s conducting talents simply eclipsed by de Nazified conductors returning to the podium after the war or were there other reasons why the promise wasn t fulfilled Exactly what happened remains a mystery but there are some tantalising clues Dunbar s brief obituary in the Musical Times says He gradually withdrew from public life and devoted himself to fighting racism and trying to increase black involvement in Western art music But there seems to be more to it than a gradual withdrawal from public life It is known that Dunbar conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra One of the leading authorities on music in Guyana is Dr Vibert C Cambridge at Ohio University and in an article for the Stabroek News in Guyana in August 2004 Dr Cambridge quotes from an interview Rudolph Dunbar gave six months before his death in 1988 Dunbar spoke about the particular vindictiveness of a producer director of music at the BBC who derailed his musical career in Europe Dunbar described that director of music as despicable and vile and the BBC as stubborn as mules and ruthless as rattlesnakes Today Rudolph Dunbar left is remembered as a one of a pioneering group of West Indians who fought racism in the UK The musician who was the first Black conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and who wrote a standard reference work on the clarinet does not warrant a single mention in the current or earlier editions of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians or other major music reference books Why remains a mystery 2011 important Rudolph Dunbar updates here here and here Sources Rudolph Dunbar by Dr Vibert C Cambridge Stabroek News August 22 2004 W Rudolph Dunbar Pioneering Orchestra Conductor The Black Perspective in Music Vol 9 No 2 Autumn 1981 pp 193 225 Rudolph Dunbar The Musical Times Vol 129 No 1749 Nov 1988 p 619 Debut in the Bowl Time Sept 02 1946 Rhythm in Berlin Time Sept 10 1945 The Pantheon of West Indian Heroes Framed Black Britain July 8 2006 Settling Scores German Music Denazification and the Americans 1945 1953 by David Monod NewMusicBox Oct 24 2006 Listeners to the BBC Radio 4 programme on Rudolph Dunbar broadcast on August 7 2007 should read Echoes of Rudolph Dunbar on the BBC c Bob Shingleton 2007 Now read about Multicultural

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Music blogging from Palestine
    January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 Theremin album back from grateful dead Nobody s perfect Rostropovich reaching out for the music Joy of Music a celebration of diversity Pity the poor BBC presenter Mahler s message for German parliament Having a ball at the 2007 BBC Proms Music blogging from Palestine Berlin Philharmonic s first Black conductor Nice one BBC Radio 3 Classical music revolutionary elitist popular Youthful optimism will triumph When Sarkozy comes marching in On Quoting Shakespeare When will they ever learn Busking in the limelight CD sales can only go up New music for an ancient liturgy How long is long enough Just

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Nice one BBC Radio 3
    comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 Theremin album back from grateful dead Nobody s perfect Rostropovich reaching out for the music Joy of Music a celebration of diversity Pity the poor BBC presenter Mahler s message for German parliament Having a ball at the 2007 BBC Proms Music blogging from Palestine

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Theremin album back from grateful dead
    theremin leopold auer martin bauml duberman mischa elman nadia reisenberg paul robeson No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 Theremin album back from grateful dead Nobody s perfect Rostropovich reaching out for the music Joy of Music a celebration of diversity Pity the poor BBC presenter Mahler s message for German

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  • On An Overgrown Path: Nobody’s perfect …
    a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Chance headlines Loading Search On An Overgrown Path Loading Blog Archive 2016 19 February 5 January 14 2015 196 December 21 November 9 October 23 September 24 August 13 July 25 June 12 May 12 April 17 March 3 February 21 January 16 2014 211 December 13 November 23 October 13 September 19 August 17 July 10 June 21 May 27 April 15 March 2 February 23 January 28 2013 257 December 21 November 17 October 31 September 8 August 35 July 24 June 24 May 8 April 31 March 8 February 24 January 26 2012 276 December 22 November 25 October 23 September 12 August 20 July 27 June 27 May 7 April 32 March 27 February 24 January 30 2011 299 December 22 November 21 October 42 September 12 August 24 July 38 June 29 May 5 April 34 March 9 February 33 January 30 2010 281 December 37 November 20 October 36 September 7 August 37 July 27 May 17 April 33 March 12 February 26 January 29 2009 367 December 22 November 23 October 33 September 7 August 35 July 30 May 42 April 39 March 41 February 47 January 48 2008 476 December 38 November 40 October 57 September 39 August 36 July 42 June 9 May 54 April 41 March 44 February 30 January 46 2007 572 December 43 November 65 October 55 September 11 August 46 July 57 June 48 May 52 April 52 Theremin album back from grateful dead Nobody s perfect Rostropovich reaching out for the music Joy of Music a celebration of diversity Pity the poor BBC presenter Mahler s message for German parliament Having a ball at the 2007 BBC Proms Music blogging from Palestine Berlin Philharmonic

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