Even though composer William Grant Still wrote nearly 200 compositions, many of not most of them have never been recorded. That changed with the new album “William Grant Still” performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on the Naxos label. Conductor Avlana Eisenberg was encouraged to record this album by her mother, a violinist. His granddaughter Celeste Headlee provided some insight into Still's struggle.
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Conductor Avlana Celeste Headlee with Grandfather William Grant
Eisenberg Still and today