Karel Husa http://wrti.org en Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. http://wrti.org/post/remembering-martin-luther-king-jr <p>We reflect on a legacy of greatness on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, January 18th at 9 pm</strong> Eastern on the all-classical stream at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. Yehudi Menuhin said this: "I look to music to bind and heal. I think the musician can be a trusted object, offering his fellow men solace, but also a reminder of human excellence. I believe as strongly as ever that our finite world turns on finite individual efforts to embody an ideal."<br /><br />Steven Gerber's <em>Spirituals</em> for strings and Curt Cacioppo's <em>Contrapuntal Fantasy on John Newton's "Amazing Grace"</em> for piano spin the teardrop crystals of an American heritage in the sunlight of varied compositional languages. Leslie Adams sets African-American poets, including Langston Hughes, in <em>Nightsongs</em>. And in <em>Stèle</em> for solo violin, Karel Husa pays tribute to Menuhin, whose greatness went beyond music. Each of these works points us to ideals beyond our finite selves, something Martin Luther King, Jr. reminds us of whenever we remember his legacy.<br /> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:11:06 +0000 Kile Smith 6916 at http://wrti.org Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.