Kathleen Battle's Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey

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MET OPERA - Nov 13

The NY Times Review

by Anthony Tommasini

Nov. 14, 2016

"The jazz-infused arrangements of the spirituals were played vibrantly by the stylish pianist Joel A. Martin.....Though many arrangements gave solo opportunities to outstanding singers from the choir, Ms. Battle, of course, was the star. I was especially moved by the spirituals when she sang with just the piano, like “City Called Heaven,” in which she conveyed a poignant mix of longing for the promised city, sadness and childlike innocence."

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WQXR Review by David Patrick Stearns


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