Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Marvin Rosen Honors Black Composers Dec. 31, 2011 on Kwanzaa Program

[William Grant Still Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, 'Wood Notes' on Naxos 8.559676]

Marvin Rosen sends word of his annual Kwanzaa tribute to Black Classical Composers on WPRB Radio in Princeton, New Jersey, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. The website is The program includes eight composers who are featured at

Still, William Grant
Blues from Lenox Avenue Suite
Louis Kaufman, Violin, Annette Kaufman, Piano
Bay cities - BCD 1019

Still, William Grant
Denver Oldham, Piano
Koch International Classics - 3-7084

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child from Five Negro Melodies, Op. 59, No. 1
The Coleridge Ensemble
Afka - SK-543

Walker, George
Lyric for Strings
Son Sonora String Quartet
Naxos - 8.559659

Ellington, Duke, arr. Marsalis, Wynton
A Tone Parallel in Harlem
New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur, conductor,
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Conductor
New York Philharmonic - Vol.2/Disc 1 (American Collection)

Hailstork, Adolphus
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Freeman, conductor
Sony Music Custom Marketing Group - DSO-1111

Bonds, Margaret
The Negro speaks of Rivers
Daryl Taylor, Tenor, Maria Corley, Piano
Naxos - 8.559136

Kay, Ulysses
Galop from Six Dances for String Orchestra
Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Paul Freeman, conductor
Vox Box - CDX 5157

Johnson, James P.
Drums - A Symphonic Poem
The Concordia Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor
MusicMasters - 67140-2

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