Samuel Coleridge Taylor - Classical Composer
Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912) - Classical Composer. Professor at the Crystal Palace School of Music and conducted the orchestra at the Croydon Conservatoire. After Coleridge-Taylor's death in 1912, musicians were concerned that he and his family had received no royalties from what was one of the most successful and popular works written in the previous 50 years. His case contributed to their formation of the Performing Rights Society, an effort to gain revenues for musicians through performance as well as publication and distribution of music Date: circa 1906
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Caricature of Connie Gilchrist, actress, dancer and singer
Caricature of the actress, dancer and singer Connie Gilchrist (1865-1946). She was also an artist's model as a child, and married into the aristocracy in 1892. "Coleridge? Coleridge? Never heard of the man." A comment on Lord John Coleridge, the British lawyer, judge, and Lord Chief Justice of England, asking in his court: "Who is Connie Gilchrist?"
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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), English composer and conductor of African and English parentage. He is best known for his cantata, Hiawatha's Wedding Feast'. Pictured in The Sketch magazine at the time he composed the incidental music to a production of Herod at Her Majesty's Theatre. Date: 1908
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