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Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

I inherited this cd, and what an inheritance! Spirituals are the sacred music of the African-American musical tradition. It is the stock of a New World phenomenon as rich as Bach and Handel. It is the broth of Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Prince. All great musical traditions arise from a spiritual context. Two great sopranos, Hubert Laws, Nancy Allen, and James Levine bring it all together.

Almost wonderful

Levine, Norman and Battle, plus a great chorus, ought to make for a perfect gospel moment. They almost do, but what detracts a bit is the show-biz razzle that these stars can't resist imposing on songs that are intended to be heartfelt and spiritual. A little less winking at the audience and a little more passion for the meaning of the music would have saved the album.

Wonderful Listening!

I once had the laser disc of this concert and watched it many, many times. Even showed it to my students many times and each time I could enjoy it as if it were the first time.


Born: June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Conductor and pianist James Levine is one of the powerhouse figures of the classical music scene today. As a child he undertook both piano and violin; he was so accomplished on the violin that at the age of ten he played Mendelssohn's second violin concerto at a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra youth concert. He studied piano at various summer music festivals before enrolling at New York's Juilliard School, where he took conducting courses with Jean Morel and continued piano studies with Rosina Lhevinne....
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