Tuesday, February 21, 2012

John Malveaux on Adolphus Hailstork's 'Epitaph For A Man Who Dreamed, In Memoriam: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)'

[Adolphus C. Hailstork; African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol II. Epitaph for a Man who Dreamed - In Memoriam: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) (7:37); An American Port of Call (8:32); Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor; Cedille 90000 061 (2002)]

Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) is featured at AfriClassical.com. John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes of his thoughts while hearing the composer's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on the President's Day broadcast of KUSC-FM:

Listening to KUSC classical radio 91.5 President's day programming of ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK'S EPITAPH FOR A MAN WHO DREAMED, IN MEMORIAM: DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. (1929-1968); Chicago Sinfonietta / Paul Freeman conductor captured personal reflections on the birth, struggles, triumphs, and death of Dr. King. Hailstork's expansive and mood filled orchestration creates a conspicuous framework that allows you to inject personal thoughts. The composition is under eight minutes but appropriately captures 39 years."

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