Angelou brought vast authority to her task, speaking the 16th president’s words with clarity, dignity, and presence.
... the Cincinnati Symphony in 1942, highlighted the ensemble’s characteristic sound: the different sections adroitly balanced and focused yet never harsh, with bronzed, burnished brasses infusing a strings section that plays with warm, cohesive bite. Ms. Angelou brought her inimitable combination of majesty and folksiness to the speaking part, drawn from Lincoln’s writings, ferociously digging into the final words of the Gettysburg Address.
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Her eloquent narration of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln’s Portrait, will be remembered as one of the inspiring moments in the life of this city.