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Violinist Randall Goosby -- a longtime Itzhak Perlman protégé - pays tribute to music written by Black composers and inspired by Black American culture in his debut album. "I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this album during such a pivotal moment in history," Goosby said. "It has been a year of division and isolation for so many – I hope this music will inspire not only the kind of curiosity and creativity that brings people together, but also the reflection, understanding and compassion we so desperately need moving forward. Many of these African-American composers – William Grant Still, Florence Price, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – had to navigate society at a time when racism, prejudice and segregation were commonplace. Today, artists like myself, and other young artists of color, enjoy more of a sense of freedom and confidence in pursuing a career in classical music." The album contains music by Xavier Dubois Foley, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Gershwin, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor arr. Maud Powell, and Antonín Dvorák. Check Violinist.com next week for our exclusive interview with Randall! BELOW: Randall Goosby performs "Adoration" by Florence Price (arr. Elaine Fine) with pianist Zhu Wang -- a world premiere violin recording of the work.
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