Negro Folk Symphony

William Levi Dawson

Negro Folk Symphony

About this work...

Completed in 1932, and premiered by Leopold Stokowski in Philadelphia in November 1934, this marvelous and neglected symphony was later revised in 1952 after a visit by the composer to West Africa. The first movement, "The Bond of Africa, " opens with a plaintive theme played by a solo French horn that symbolizes for t... read more

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