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Balada: Sinfonia En Negro - Homage To Martin Luther King / Colomer, Malaga Philharmonic


Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573047   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Joan Enric LlunaEmanuel Abbuhl
Conductor:  Edmon Colomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A strong opponent of oppression in all its forms, Leonardo Balada met Martin Luther King in 1967. His Sinfonía en Negro is a powerful response to King’s subsequent murder as well as a description of the black people’s journey in the Americas from slavery to freedom. Both the Sinfonía and the virtuoso Double Concerto use Balada’s pioneering blend of ethnic music with avant-garde techniques, while Columbus: Images for Orchestra is a free adaptation of four contrasting scenes from his acclaimed opera Christopher Columbus. In 2007 Leonardo Balada won an Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters which helped to make this recording possible. A strong opponent of oppression in all its forms, Leonardo Balada met Martin Luther King in 1967. His Sinfonía en Negro is a powerful response to King’s subsequent murder as well as a description of the black people’s journey in the Americas from slavery to freedom. Both the Sinfonía and the virtuoso Double Concerto use Balada’s pioneering blend of ethnic music with avant-garde techniques, while Columbus: Images for Orchestra is a free adaptation of four contrasting scenes from his acclaimed opera Christopher Columbus. In 2007 Leonardo Balada won an Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters which helped to make this recording possible. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 "Sinfonia en negro - Homage to Martin Luther King" by Leonardo Balada
Conductor:  Edmon Colomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
2.
Columbus: Images for Orchestra by Leonardo Balada
Conductor:  Edmon Colomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
3.
Concerto for Oboe and Clarinet "Double" by Leonardo Balada
Performer:  Joan Enric Lluna (Clarinet), Emanuel Abbuhl (Oboe)
Conductor:  Edmon Colomer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Sound Samples

Sinfonia en negro: Homage to Martin Luther King, "Symphony No. 1": I. Opresion (Oppression)
Sinfonia en negro: Homage to Martin Luther King, "Symphony No. 1": II. Cadenas (Chains)
Sinfonia en negro: Homage to Martin Luther King, "Symphony No. 1": III. Vision (Vision)
Sinfonia en negro: Homage to Martin Luther King, "Symphony No. 1": IV. Triunfo (Triumph)
Double Concerto
Columbus: I. En el Puerto de Palos (The Port of Palos)
Columbus: II. Almirante, Almirante! (Admiral, Admiral!)
Columbus: III. En donde esta la voluntad de Dios? (Where is the Will of God?)
Columbus: IV. Amanecer en las Indias (Dawn in the Indies)

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