Monday, September 20, 2010

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra CD Pairs Symphonies of William Grant Still (Afro-American) & Dmitri Shostakovich (No. 6)

[William Grant Still Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American) & Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 6; Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra; Neal Gittleman, Conductor; DPO Alive (2010)]

"Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New CD Recording, First Under New Label 'DPO Alive'
Underwritten by Miriam Rosenthal Memorial Trust Fund, disc includes symphonies by William Grant Still and Dmitri Shostakovich
"DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) has released a new compact disc recording of two 20th century works: William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American") and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6. Both performances were recorded live at the Schuster Center during the DPO's 2008-2009 season, and both were conducted by the DPO's Music Director, Neal Gittleman. The performance of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 includes the recitation of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar by Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin of the University of Dayton. Each of the Symphony's four movements is prefaced by a Dunbar poem."

"The new CD is available for sale for $20 through the Dayton Philharmonic office on the 2nd floor of Performance Place, 109 N. Main Street in Dayton, OR at any Classical or Classical Connections concert during intermission starting with the season kickoff concert on September 23rd, 2010. The full CD as well as individual tracks will also shortly be available for download through the DPO's website, [William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, where a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is found.]

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