ODEKHIREN AMAIZE

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THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS

Art Songs by African-American Composers

ODEKHIREN AMAIZE, bass-baritone
David Korevaar, Piano

[MS1011]

$12.95

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"Odekhiren Amaize brings his wondrous vocal instrument and his probing intelligence to bear and, along with accompanist David Korevaar, ably maintains a venerable and still evolving tradition."
Fanfare - July/August 2000
PROGRAM NOTES
Odekhiren Amaize, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Nigeria. He began formal vocal training at the University of Texas and continued at Indiana University, as well as at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. He was a Fellow at Opera Music Theater International, performing and studying under Jerome Hines, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow.  Known to his colleagues as Ode, the bass-baritone has performed internationally in recitals of art songs.
This celebration of songs by African-American composers includes a wide range of emotion and styles. After listening to both this CD and the singer’s Pora! album [MSR Classics MS082098], it is easy to understand how the Russian conductor Dmitri Hochlov could exclaim: “Ode, I'm inspired with your voice and even more, your soul.”
PROGRAM
Leslie Adams
For You There Is No Song

Margaret Bonds
Three Dream Portraits

Charles Brown
The Barrier

Cecil Cohen
Death of an Old Seaman

Undine S. Moore
Love Let the Wind Cry

Robert Owens
Faithful One, Genius Child

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Melancholy

Florence B. Price
Night Song to the Dark Virgin

Howard Swanson
A Death Song
The Negro Speaks of Rivers

George Walker
A Red, Red Rose

John W. Work, Jr.
Dancing in the Sun
Soliloquy
 



MSR Classics
PORA!
PORA!
And other Russian Romances

ODEKHIREN …

[MS82098]
TEN SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
TEN SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
Russian Romances

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1042]
AMAIZE SINGS
AMAIZE SINGS
Beethoven, Loewe, Mussorgsky & Shostakovich

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1101]
I PRIZE MY SLEEP
I PRIZE MY SLEEP
Songs by Brahms, Ibert & Shostakovich

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1163]
FOR DARFUR! IRIN AJO
FOR DARFUR! IRIN AJO
Sacred Songs and Spirituals

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1296]