Cover Still: Orchestral Works

Album info

Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
27.05.2022

Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Zina Schiff, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Avlana Eisenberg

Composer: William Grant Still (1895–1978)

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  • William Grant Still (): Can'tcha Line 'Em:
  • 1Still: Can'tcha Line 'Em04:02
  • 3 Visions: No. 2, Summerland (Version for Violin & Orchestra):
  • 2Still: 3 Visions: No. 2, Summerland (Version for Violin & Orchestra)04:39
  • Quit Dat Fool'nish (Arr. D.P. Perna for Violin & Orchestra):
  • 3Still: Quit Dat Fool'nish (Arr. D.P. Perna for Violin & Orchestra)01:40
  • Pastorela (Version for Violin & Orchestra):
  • 4Still: Pastorela (Version for Violin & Orchestra)11:55
  • American Suite:
  • 5Still: American Suite: I. Indian Love Song02:29
  • 6Still: American Suite: II. Danse01:39
  • 7Still: American Suite: III. Lament03:34
  • Fanfare for the 99th Fighter Squadron:
  • 8Still: Fanfare for the 99th Fighter Squadron00:50
  • Serenade for Orchestra:
  • 9Still: Serenade for Orchestra05:58
  • Violin Suite (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra):
  • 10Still: Violin Suite (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra): I. African Dancer05:41
  • 11Still: Violin Suite (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra): II. Mother and Child08:41
  • 12Still: Violin Suite (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra): III. Gamin02:35
  • Threnody in Memory of Jean Sibelius:
  • 13Still: Threnody in Memory of Jean Sibelius06:13
  • Total Runtime59:56

Info for Still: Orchestral Works



William Grant Still, the “Dean of Afro-American Composers,” was part of the Harlem Renaissance and wrote nearly 200 works including nine operas and five symphonies. Still’s many awards included three Guggenheim Fellowships and eight honorary doctorates. His work combines Classical forms with jazz and blues idioms and was inspired by the rich tradition of African American spirituals. Still hoped that his music would serve a larger purpose of interracial understanding, and this joyous, moving and hauntingly beautiful program – featuring all world premiere recordings – is infused with Still’s love of God, country, heritage, and even his mischievous dog Shep.

Zina Schiff, violin (tracks 2-4, 10-12)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Avlana Eisenberg, conductor



Zina Schiff
California-born violinist Zina Schiff was a student of violin master Jascha Heifetz's before continuing her studies with Ivan Galamian at The Curtis Institute of Music. She earned her undergraduate and master degrees from University of California at Berkeley and Louisiana State University, and later completed a Master of Jewish Studies degree from Spertus Institute. Schiff was guest speaker at the 2014 convention of the American String Teachers Association, in which her talk, “The Ten Commandments of Jascha Heifetz,” appeared in the August issue of String Magazine.

Schiff gave the New York premiere of Richard Nanes’ Rhapsodie at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and has subsequently performed it internationally, including at the Budapest Spring Festival. Her many recordings include the Sibelius and Barber Violin Concertos and the world premiere of Paul Ben-Haim’s Three Songs Without Words with the MAV Concert Orchestra of Budapest, conducted by her daughter, Avlana Eisenberg. Schiff has appeared with major orchestras throughout the world.

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