In this episdoe of Classical Austin we celebrate Black History Month, as Dianne chats with, pianist, and educator, Dr. Artina McCain, about some of the great African American composers and we listen to some of her recordings. Later in the program we have a brief excerpt of 2012 interview with mezzo-soprano, Dencye Graves, who talks about a moment and a voice, that changed her life forever.


Margaret Bonds-Troubled Waters, performed by Artina McCain

David Wilborn- Tango from Jazz Tryptich for Trombone and Piano, performed by Artina McCain and Martin McCain

George Walker-Theme and Variation-performed by Artina McCain

Coleridge Taylor Perkinson- Excerpt from Scherzo

Marcus Wilcher- Shades-performed by Artina McCain and Martin McCain

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Camille Ssint-Saens-Mon Coeur S'Ouvre-Excerpt from Samson +Dalila,performed by Denyce Graves, Placido Domingo, with the Orchestra Muni of Rio De Janiero, conducted by John De Main


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