African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol 2 / Freeman, Chicago Sinfonietta

Release Date: 1/29/2002
Label: Cedille
Catalog Number: CDR 061
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Review quotes about "Lyric for Strings" by George Walker:

"Deserves to be as popular as the string elegies by Grieg, Faure and Elgar". Classical New Jersey
"Intense, haunting, lyrical beauty" News Journal, Mansfield, OH
"Hushed beauty and passionate intensity" American Record Guide
"A gorgeous find" Cincinnati Enquirer
"A finely crafted and deeply felt piece" Philadelphia Inquirer
"Intensely moving and beautiful" High Fidelity
"It reminds one of Barber's Adagio for Strings, only less sentimental and ultimately, more profound" Baltimore Evening Sun
"A Masterpiece" Fanfare Magazine
"One of the most beautiful pieces ever written" News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware
"A Gem." Baltimore Sun
"As a piece of gentle art . . . it has few peers." Philadelphia Inquirer
Works on This Recording
1. Theater Set: Overture by Ulysses S. Kay
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; USA
2. Lyric for Strings by George Walker
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946/1990 ; USA
3. Miniatures (8) for Small Orchestra by Roque Cordero
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; Panama
4. An American Port of Call by Adolphus Hailstork
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ; USA
5. Epitaph for a man who dreamed by Adolphus Hailstork
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1979 ; USA
6. Ritual and Incantations by Hale Smith
Conductor: Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1974 ; USA
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