'Kaintuck': William Grant Still's Ode to Kentucky

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Composer William Grant Still

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A rarely-played gem of American music: William Grant Still's "Kaintuck" for piano and orchestra. Still was inspired to write the work after taking a train trip through Kentucky in 1935. Greg Kostraba solos with the the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Tipton conducting.

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