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William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television. He is often referred to as "the Dean" of African-American composers.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Still: Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American" / Ellington: Suite from "The River" William Grant Still, Duke Ellington; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1993 Still: Symphony no. 2 "Song of a New Race" / Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony / Ellington: Harlem William Grant Still, William Levi Dawson, Duke Ellington; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
2005 Afro-American Symphony / In Memoriam / Africa (Symphonic Poem) William Grant Still; Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter 1
2009 Symphony No. 4 / Symphony No.5 / Poem for Orchestra William Grant Still; Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter 1
2011 Symphony No. 2 / Symphony No. 3 / Wood Notes William Grant Still; Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still (feat. piano: Denver Oldham) William Grant Still 1

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