Carnegie Hall Presents: Lift Every Voice! - Honoring The African American Musical Legacy
LIFT EVERY VOICE! is a two-CD, 21-track musical retrospective featuring historic live performances and studio recordings by an array of great African American artists who have performed at Carnegie Hall and contributed to the rich cultural history of music. This project covers a diverse cross-section of genres from gospel to swing, classical to contemporary, and spiritual to jazz, and serves as an audio companion to Carnegie Hall’s festival Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, taking place in March 2009.
Catalog Number: 88697439212
Composer: Alban Berg, Albert Hammond, Andraé Crouch, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Billy Taylor, Burt Bacharach, Dizzy Gillespie, Edward "Duke" Ellington, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Giacomo Puccini, Jerome Kern, Johann Sebastian Bach, Miles Davis, Murray Grand, Norman Spann, Van Alexander, William Herbert Brewster, Ysaye M. Barnwell
Conductor: Edward "Duke" Ellington, Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sweet Honey in the Rock
Performer: Andraé Crouch, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Jessye Norman, Johnny Mathis, Kathleen Battle, Leontyne Price, Luther Vandross, Mahalia Jackson, Marian Anderson, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Wynton Marsalis