Oct 2, 2020

Mother and Child

George Marriner Maull presents the music of William Grant Still. Stream from our website https://discoveryorchestra.org/mother-and-child/

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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