Rarities of the American Symphonic Repertoire
The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin continue their pioneering project to revive neglected music by Black American composers. Their latest recording, set for digital release by Deutsche Grammophon out today, captures Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4 and William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony. Listeners have the chance to sample movements from both works ahead of the album’s full release, with the “Juba” from Price’s Fourth Symphony and “O, Le’ Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!” from the Negro Folk Symphony also out now.
1 Price: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor: I. Tempo moderato 15:54
2 II. Andante cantabile 07:18
3 III. Juba. Allegro 05:24
4 IV. Scherzo. Allegro 05:16
5 Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony: I. The Bond of Africa (Live) 12:57
6 II. Hope in the Night 13:39
7 III. O, Le' Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!