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Beautiful Music NOW - Juneteenth

Roger Phenix
Metropolitan Opera

It's June 19th ... Juneteenth. Despite Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, it took until June 19, 1865 for the last enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas to learn that they had been freed.

Today's Beautiful Music is the luminous artistry of Leontyne Price with Rust College Choir singing I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE.

Suzanne Bona is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music which she originated on WSHU in 1987.