Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sergio Mims: Sony Classical releases Black Composers Series on CD for first time

Sergio A. Mims writes:

This is some very exciting news.

Sony Classical has announced they are finally releasing for the first time and remastered on CD their acclaimed Black Composers Series from the 1970's. The set provided the opportunity for many listeners to hear for the first time music written by such great black composers as Jose Mauricio Nunes-Garcia, Jose White, David Baker and George Theophilus Walker and the greatness and lasting legacy of the music, many works of which are conducted by Paul Freeman.

The 9 disc CD set is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Composers in the set include:

Olly Woodrow Wilson 
Chevalier de Saint-Georges 
Thomas Jefferson Anderson 
William Grant Still 
Talib Rasul Hakim
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 
Adolphus Hailstork 
Ulysses Simpson Kay 
Hale Smith 
George Theophilus Walker 
Roque Cordero 
Jose Mauricio Nunes-Garcia 
Jose White 
David Baker 
Fela Sowande

The artists and orchestras included on this series are: 

Paul Freeman (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 
Faye Robinson (Soprano)
Betty Allen (Mezzo Soprano) 
William Brown (Tenor) 
Matti Tuloisela (Baritone) 
Richard Bunger (Piano) 
Natalie Hinderas (Piano) 
Robert Mann (Violin) 
Earl Carlyss (Violin) 
Samuel Rhodes (Violin) 
Miriam Fried (Violin) 
Jaime Laredo (Violin) 
Claus Adam (Cello) 

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