British composerDied when: 37 years 17 days (444 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was a British composer and conductor.Of mixed-race birth, Coleridge-Taylor achieved such success that he was referred to by white New York musicians as the "African Mahler" when he had three tours of the United States in the early 1900s.
He was particularly known for his three cantatas on the epic 1855 poem The Song of Hiawatha by American Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Coleridge-Taylor premiered the first section in 1898, when he was 22.He married a British woman, Jessie Walmisley, and both their children had musical careers.
Their son Hiawatha adapted his father's music for a variety of performances.Their daughter Avril Coleridge-Taylor became a composer-conductor.