William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony

William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony

8.559870 (Naxos, CD)

NEW RELEASE (26 June 2020)

Playing time: 64'42"
Tracks: 5
Booklet pages: 6
© 2020 Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Main country of recording: AT
Country of manufacture: DE
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony published on 31 July 2020

Listen: Ulysses Kay: Fantasy Variations (track 4, 4:20-5:11)

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Fagen, conductor

William Levi Dawson (1899-1990):

Negro Folk Symphony (circa 1932-34, revised 1952)
1 The Bond of Africa
2 Hope in the Night
3 O, Le' Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!

Ulysses Simpson Kay (1917-1995):

4 Fantasy Variations (1963)

5 Umbrian Scene (1963)

Recorded 2, 3 (tracks 1-3), 4 and 7 (track 4) and 29 (track 5) January 2019 in the Großer Sendesaal, ORF Funkhaus, Vienna, Austria



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