The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
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8.559870 (Naxos, CD)
NEW RELEASE (26 June 2020)
Playing time: 64'42"
Booklet pages: 6
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Main country of recording: AT
Country of manufacture: DE
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony published on 31 July 2020
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