Curved Air presents:

Naxos just released a new recording of Dawson’s 1935 Negro Folk Symphony. Tonight we listen to all three movements of this extraordinary composition. The composer himself said this:  This Symphony is based entirely upon Negro folk-music. The themes are taken from what are popularly known as Negro spirituals, and the practiced ear will recognize the recurrence of characteristic themes throughout the composition… . In this composition the composer has employed three themes taken from typical melodies over which he has brooded since childhood, having learned them at his mother’s knee.”

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    Time: July 19 - 9:01:00 pm
  • Toscanini Conducts Wagner

    Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra, “Wagner - Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude”

    from Toscanini Conducts Wagner

    RCA Red Seal - 1953

    recorded 1951

  • Time: July 19 - 9:09:00 pm
  • Rudolf Kempe & Vienna Philharmonic, “Wagner - Parsifal: Prelude Act I”

    from Wagner: Orchestral Music From The Operas

    Testament - 2002

    recorded 1958

  • Time: July 19 - 9:27:00 pm
  • Arthur Fagen & ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, “Dawson - Negro Folk Symphony”

    from William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony

    Naxos - 2020

  • Time: July 19 - 10:00:00 pm
  • Otto Klemperer & Philharmonia Orchestra, “Bruckner - Symphony No. 7, II. Adagio”

    from Bruckner: Symphonies 4-9

    Warner Classics - 2012

    recorded 1960

  • Time: July 19 - 10:23:00 pm
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, “Wagner - Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Liebestod”

    from Wagner: Opera Extracts

    EMI Classics - 2004

    recorded 1938

  • Time: July 19 - 10:42:00 pm
  • Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 1-9

    Günter Wand, “Bruckner - Symphony No. 4, I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell”

    from Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 1-9

    RCA Red Seal - 1977

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