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“William Grant Still, Music for Violin and Orchestra” on Naxos includes “world premiere orchestral versions” of Still compositions

"William Grant Still, Music for Violin and Orchestra" on Naxos includes "world premiere orchestral versions" of Still compositions


 William Grant Still (1895-1978)

July 29, 2022

Welcome to “For the Record,”’s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by
violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it
helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new
ones to add to your listening!


Violinist Zina Schiff, a Heifetz protégé who recalls meeting William Grant Still as a young student,
joins her daughter, conductor Avlana Eisenberg, in this recording that
includes world premiere orchestral versions of Summerland, Violin Suite,
Pastorela, American Suite, Threnody, Serenade, Fanfare for the 99th
Fighter Squadron, Can’t You Line ‘Em and Quit Dat Fool’nish. 


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