The Dreamers

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington, D.C. (U.S. Department of Defense/Wikimedia Commons)

Fifty years ago this week, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech and Americans took to the streets of Washington, DC, marching for jobs and opportunity.

That same day, Aug. 28, 1963, a number of Americans in Paris took to the streets to show their solidarity with the Civil Rights movement at home. Among those present were Hazel Scott, James Baldwin, Mae Mercer, Memphis Slim and 100 others.

This week, host Terrance McKnight explores music by American, French and Canadian composers that represent the ideals of liberty, equality and self awakening.

A Dream Universal on this edition of All Ears.

Playlist:

Dream

John Cage

Leo Smit, piano

Music Masters

 

Elusive Dreams

Carleton Macy

Ancia Saxophone Quartet

Dee Langley, accordion

Naxos

 

Reve Charmant-Nocturne

Thomas Wiggins

John Davis, piano

Newport

 

String Quartet No. 1, “American Dreams”

Peter Schichkele

Audubon Quartet

Centaur

 

Canticle of Freedom

Aaron Copland

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Seattle Symphony Chorale

Delos

 

Three Dream Portraits

Margaret Bonds

Alison Buchanan, soprano

Terrence Wilson, piano

Ritz Chamber players

 

Reverie

Claude Debussy/Jacques Loussier

Jacques Loussier Trio

Telarc

 

The Passion of Martin Luther King

Nicolas Flagello

Oregon Symphony

James DePreist, conductor

Portland Symphony Choir

Raymond Bazemore, bass

KOCH International

 

You are (Variations): You Are Wherever Your Thoughts Are

Steve Reich

Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, conductor

Nonesuch

 

Le Pays de reves, Op. 39/3 (The Land of Dreams)

Gabriel Faure

Elly Ameling, soprano

Dalton Baldwin, piano

Angel/EMI

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Comments [1]

DR Greene

Re: McKnight's All Ears "The Dreamers"

I was very appreciative for this program - an attempt to embrace the spoken ideals of Dr. King. The change and challenge of fifty years being commemorated this week is a touching and a testing time for some. We must recall this as we reflect on our world of classical music. DRG

Sep. 01 2013 10:20 AM

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