Oct 2, 2020

Mother and Child

Celebrate Black History Month on Saturday Feb 11, 2023 by listening to George Marriner Maull present the music of William Grant Still on WWFM or stream from our website discoveryorchestra.org

In 1943, when composer William Grant Still wrote his Suite for Violin and Piano, he took inspiration from three African American works of art, including Sargent Johnson’s “Mother & Child”, thus the name of this Inside Music episode.  He decided to orchestrate the 2nd movement for string orchestra.  The result?  An intensified version of what was already a very moving musical statement.  Host George Marriner Maull suggests ways to notice how William Grant Still created this gem and, as always, ways to listen… better! 

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