Leonardo Balada - Sinfonia en Negro: Homage to Martin Luther King  | Naxos 8573047

Leonardo Balada - Sinfonia en Negro: Homage to Martin Luther King

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573047

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 25th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Emanuel Abbuhl (oboe)
Joan Enric Lluna (clarinet)
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Edmon Colomer

Works

Balada, Leonardo

Columbus: Images for orchestra
Double Concerto
Sinfonia en Negro: Homage to Martin Luther King

Artists

Emanuel Abbuhl (oboe)
Joan Enric Lluna (clarinet)
Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Edmon Colomer

About

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.

World Premiere Recording of the Double Concerto.

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