ODEKHIREN AMAIZE

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AMAIZE SINGS

Beethoven, Loewe, Mussorgsky & Shostakovich

Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Loewe, Modeste Mussorgsky, Dmitri Shostakovich

ODEKHIREN AMAIZE, bass-baritone
David Korevaar, Piano

[MS1101]

$12.95

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REVIEWS
"Ode has a natural affinity for the bleak, ruminative atmosphere of these songs, building inexorable intensity...David Korevaar provides characterful support throughout"
The Gramophone - November 2005
"There's a real musical personality at work here...for Amaize sings with expressive verve and a palpable love for the repertoire....I admire the musical heart that is beating here..."
American Record Guide - July/August 2005
"[Amaize's performance of Shostakovich's Op.62 settings evoked] a real sense of atmosphere...I relished the long, unfolding lines... through the final number in Mussorgsky's Sunless Cycle"
Fanfare - May/June 2005
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.
PROGRAM
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Six Songs of Gellert, Op.48 Nos.1-6

CARL LOEWE
Erlkonig, Op.1 No.3
Tom der Reimer, Op.135a

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Four Romances to words by Pushkin, Op.46
Six Songs to Verses by English Poets, Op.62

MODESTE MUSSORGSKY
Sunless Cycle



MSR Classics
THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS
THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS
Art Songs by African-American Composers

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1011]
PORA!
PORA!
And other Russian Romances

ODEKHIREN …

[MS82098]
TEN SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
TEN SHAKESPEARE SONNETS
Russian Romances

ODEKHIREN …

[MS1042]
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]