African American Voices

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Louisville Public MediaWUOLClassical 90.5 WUOL is proud to present African American Voices, a celebration of African American musicians. This 15 part series that will air the month of February, highlights the contributions of African American classical musicians, from powerhouse singers like Jessye Norman, Marian Anderson (above) and Paul Robeson, Pulitzer prize winning composer George Walker, conductor James DePriest, and many others. Each feature will be 3 minutes, including music and engaging information about these musicians, whose work made significant impact on the musical life of the United States, often in the face of great adversity. African American Voices will air on Classical 90.5 and at wuol.org, weekdays in February at 10am and 4pm, and each show will be archived online at wuol.org/voices. Produced and narrated by Daniel Gilliam, with scripts written by John Biewen, production assistance from Robert Johnson and Grace Robertson, and special thanks to A.T. Simpson.

Leontyne Price

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“D’amor sull’ali rose” (Il Trovatore). Verdi. Leontyne Price, Deutsche Oper Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan. Angel. SCLX-3855 “Summertime” (Porgy and Bess). Gershwin. Leontyne Price, RCA Victor Orchestra; Skitch Henderson. Andre Watts

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“Un Sospiro” (Trois etudes de concert). Liszt. Andre Watts. EMI 47381 2 Allegro maestoso Tempo giusto (Movement I, Piano Concerto No.1). Liszt. Andre Watts. Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton. Telarc 80429 Interview audio courtesy of National Endowment for the Arts Francis Johnson

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New Cotillions: The General; Monmouth; German Town; Brandy Wine; Yorktown; The Cadmus; La Fayett’s Welcome (Country Dance). Francis Johnson. Chestnut Brass Company and Friends. Unicorn Music Company. MHS 5125321 Moses Hogan

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The Battle of Jericho. Arr. Hogan. The American Spiritual Ensemble. Everett McCorvey. American Spiritual Ensemble. ASE012 My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord. Arr. Hogan. VocalEssence Ensemble Singers. Philip Brunelle. Clarion. CLCD-942 Interview audio courtesy of David Person Marian Anderson

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Elegie (Massenet), with William Primrose (viola) and Franz Rupp (piano) George Walker

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Waltz (Opus 39, No. 15). Brahms. George Walker. Troy. 117 Lyric for Strings. Walker. Sphinx Virtuosi. White Pine. 227 Jessye Norman

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Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde). Wagner. Jessye Norman, London Symphony Orchestra. Sir Colin Davis. Phillips. 412 655-2 Stormy Weather from “Roots: My Life, My Song” Sony 764263 Florence Price

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Symphony in E minor. New Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Leslie Dunner. Albany Records TROY1295 To my little son. Hélène Lindqvist & Philipp Vogler. The Art Song Project. Paul Robeson

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“Ol Man River” (Showboat) Hammerstein and Kern. Arr. Normand Lockwood. Paul Robeson, Columbia Concert Orchestra. Emanuel Balaban. Sony. MHK 63223 “It Ain’t Necessarily So” (Porgy and Bess). Gershwin. Arr. Normand Lockwood. Paul Robeson, Columbia Concert Orchestra. Emanuel Balaban. Sony. MHK 63223 “The Orphan” Mussorgsky. Alan Booth, piano. Monitor Records 61580 Porgy and Bess

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“Summertime” (Porgy and Bess). Gershwin. Leontyne Price, RCA Victor Orchestra. Skitch Henderson. Introduction-Jazzbo Brown Blues-“Summertime” (Porgy and Bess). Gershwin. Roberta Alexander, Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin. Philips. 412 720-2 “I Got Plenty o’nuttin” (Porgy and Bess). Gershwin. Simon Estes, Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin. Philips. 412 720-2 George Shirley

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“Un’aura amorosa” (Cosi Fan Tutte). Mozart. George Shirley, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra. Erich Leinsdorf. RCA. LSC-6416 “Ah! Lo veggio quell’animabella” (Cosi Fan Tutte). Mozart. George Shirley, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra. Erich Leinsdorf. RCA. LSC-6416 “Fra gli amplessi” (Cosi Fan Tutte). Mozart. George Shirley, Leontyne Price, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra. Erich Leinsdorf. RCA. LSC-6416 Interview audio courtesy of The History Makers. For More information about The HistoryMakers, visit www.thehistorymakers.com James DePriest

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Prelude and Aragonaise (Carmen Suite No.1). Bizet. Malmö Symphony Orchestra. James DePreist. Bis. 570 Rouslane et Ludmila Overture. Glinka. Malmö Symphony Orchestra. James DePreist. BIS 570 Interview audio courtesy of Performance Today. William Levi Dawson

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Negro Folk Symphony. Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Neeme Jarvi. Chandos 9226 Deep River and interview audio courtesy of the William Levi Dawson Collection at Emory University. Simon Estes

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“Die Frist ist um” II. Recitative and Aria (Der Fliegende Holländer). Wagner. Simon Estes, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Woldemar Nelsson “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre,” “Toreador, en garde” (Carmen). Bizet. Simon Estes, Choers de Radio France, Orchestre National de France. Seiji Ozawa Interview courtesy of Radio Station KWGS Tulsa and StudioTulsa William Grant Still

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