Unearthed In A Library, ‘Voodoo’ Opera Rises Again : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

Posted: June 25, 2015 in opera

Unearthed In A Library, ‘Voodoo’ Opera Rises Again : Deceptive Cadence : NPR.

About eight years ago, as a grad student, Annie Holt was working in Columbia University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library when she was assigned to catalogue the work of Harry Lawrence Freeman, a largely forgotten Harlem-based composer from the early 20th century.

“It was fabulous!” she says. “I had the honor of going through all the cardboard boxes that came right from his family’s house and unearthing everything, and I, for myself, discovered how amazing his story was and how amazing his music is.”

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