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William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions$
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Catherine Parsons Smith

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520215429

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001

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Personal Notes

Personal Notes

Chapter:
(p.215) Personal Notes
Source:
William Grant Still
Author(s):

Catherine Parsons Smith

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0010

This chapter presents a narrative that was written by Still in response to Forsythe's 1933 letter requesting materials for the proposed biography. The first part is a detailed account of Still's early life, including his childhood, education, and first attempts to enter the music world. The chapter also includes Still's comments on several of his compositions, including the Afro-American Symphony and Sahdji.

Keywords:   early life, compositions, comments, proposed biography, Afro-American Symphony, Sahdji

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