Eubie's Classical Rag, Eubie Blake

SAXOPHONES AND STRINGS

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Two world-premiere compositions written especially for the renowned Amherst Saxophone Quartet make their television debut in this one-hour program filmed live at Rockwell Hall, the State University College at Buffalo. New are Storms, a chamber work by Michael Sahl, and Classical Music by Nils Vigeland. The saxophones are joined by the Chester String Quartet to form an exuberant octet rendition of Eubie Blake's Classical Rag. Allen Williams is producer. Read more »

Amherst Sax Quartet: SAXOPHONES AND STRINGS

Blake, James Hubert "Eubie"

1883 —
1983

JAMES HUBERT "Eubie" BLAKE was born in 1883 in Baltimore and lived to be 100 years old. One reason for his appeal as a composer is that his experience spans so much of our American culture and so many changes in contemporary musical styles. Quoting from Robert Kimball and William Bolcom, "Eubie was to be influenced by nearly every Rag-pianist he carne in contact with through those [early] years, just as he was to influence many others. His open pair of ears took in and digested much other music, too: Victor Herbert, Franz Lehar, Oskar Strauss, and the light classics. Read more »

Eubie's Classical Rag, Eubie Blake

Genre: 
Ragtime
Composer: 
Blake
Composer First Names: 
Eubie
Composed for the ASQ: 
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