William Grant Still

William Grant Still Exhibition

Review of Sahdji

America Review of the world premiere of William Grant Still's choral ballet Sahdji from Musical America June 1931. According to this review the performance was well received by audience and critic. In a letter to Alain Locke, with whom the idea of Sahdji originated, Still states that he hopes that Richard Bruce, the author of the scenario, and Locke can be present for the performance. Still also mentions that on the same program there will be a one-act opera by a "very talented contemporary composer." In this letter Still does not name the opera or the composer, but the review of this performance provides them.

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