Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fanfare: 'Julius P. Williams: MCQUILLAN, QUALLIOTINE on CENTAUR' gets 'Two Thumbs Up'

[Julius P. Williams]

Julius Penson Williams (b. 1954) is an African American composer and conductor, educator, recording artist, author and artistic director. His career is detailed at and at his personal website,  Fanfare Magazine gives an enthusiastic endorsement to a new Centaur disc recorded by the Dvorak Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Julius P. Williams:

"Tuesday 19 June 2012Departments - Feature Articles
        Written by David DeBoor Canfield 
MCQUILLAN Alto Saxophone Concerto. 1 Equilibrium. QUALLIOTINE Lamentations. Where the Forest Ends Julius P. Williams (cond); 1 Roman Fojticek (sax); Dvořák SO CENTAUR CRC 3180 (61:43)"

The better part of the music on this disc is slow and introspective, and unfailingly beautiful in its effect upon the listener. Rich rewards will attend the careful listener, and I give this CD a hearty two thumbs up for its superb sonics, performances, and music."

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