Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Early Chamber Works – Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

July 11, 2022, 9:00 am

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is best known for his cantata Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, which brought him international success as well as propelling his career at home in the United Kingdom. The three pieces recorded here were all composed during his time as a student at the Royal College of Music. They were destined to remain unpublished during his lifetime, and indeed for some ninety years following his death. Performing editions were eventually prepared from the surviving manuscripts in the early 2000s. The Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective has consulted the manuscripts for this recording, offering modern performers and audiences the chance to savor exactly how precocious the creative talents of the teenage Coleridge-Taylor had been.