Classical Album of the Week: Black Composers Series, Recordings from 1974 to 1978

February 18, 2019. Between 1974 and 1978, a series of new recordings highlighted symphonic and other orchestral works by Black composers written over two centuries. Now, these nine albums are being re-released along with a tenth bonus CD of symphonic spirituals. Featuring major orchestras and soloists, the Black Composers Series 1974-1978 is our classical album of the week.

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