Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel

Born: Aug 15, 1875 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 37 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Composers, Musicians

1875 - Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel born on the 15th of August in London, England. English composer who enjoyed considerable acclaim in the early years of the 20th century.

1890 - Where H.A. Walters guided his progress and arranged his admittance to the Royal College of Music.

1896 - He became conductor of an amateur orchestra in Croydon and began teaching, guest-conducting, recital work, and judging at music festivals to support his wife and two children.

1898 - Continued to compose and was an early success at the Gloucester Festival with an orchestral Ballade in A Minor.

1899 - Composed, The Death of Minnehaha and Hiawatha's Departure the following year.

1911 - In these and numerous other works, including incidental music, choral works, and a violin concerto, influences from DvoYák, Tchaikovsky, and Grieg appear along with a spontaneity derived from appreciation of Negro folk music, in which Coleridge-Taylor was a pioneer.

1912 - Died on the 1st of September in Croydon, Surrey.

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