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  • Kurt Masur talks about Wynton and “All Rise”

    Posted on November 30th, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    “Here is Kurt Masur,” the eminent German conductor said when he telephoned to talk about Wynton Marsalis’s oratorio “All Rise.” This greeting prompted thoughts about how often Masur has been there to make sure that interesting things would happen. Commissioning a major work from Marsalis for the New York Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra—two of the major constituents of New York’s Lincoln Center—was Masur’s idea in the first place. And the groundwork for the idea was laid long before Masur had ever heard of Marsalis; indeed before Marsalis was born. More than a half-century ago, as a young musician studying in Leipzig, then sealed off in East Germany, Masur was fascinated by jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Special Report: Wynton in Paris performing All Rise

    Posted on January 16th, 2003 in Video | 10

    On January the 9th, Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France directed by Kurt Masur and the Morgan State Choir from Baltimore, performed All Rise in Paris. We attended the concert and will take you behind the scenes !   Keep reading »

  • All Rise in stores now!

    Posted on October 1st, 2002 in Music | 0

    In stores October 1, 2002, the Sony Classical release of Wynton Marsalis’ ‘All Rise’ comes more than five years after his epic oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ‘All Rise,’ however, cannot be considered simply a follow-up. In fact, Marsalis first began developing the ideas behind ‘All Rise’ ten years ago, and viewed ‘Blood on the Fields’ as a step in an artistic progression that would allow him to ultimately craft his 12-movement masterpiece   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: Wynton’s new Album due October 1st

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in Music | 0

    The new CD from Wynton Marsalis, titled All Rise, is due in stores October 1st. All Rise, is an evening-length twelve-part composition that was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic with the LCJO and the Morgan State University Choir. More info and complete track list   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ Epic `All Rise’ Reaches High

    Posted on January 3rd, 2000 in Review | 0

    NEW YORK — It isn’t often that the combined forces of a symphony orchestra, large jazz ensemble and 60-voice choir share a stage. But considering the stylistic range and expressive breadth of the music at hand, perhaps the sheer number of musicians jammed into Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center should not have been surprising.   Keep reading »