ODEKHIREN AMAIZE

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I PRIZE MY SLEEP

I PRIZE MY SLEEP

Songs by Brahms, Ibert & Shostakovich

Johannes Brahms, Jacques Ibert, Dmitri Shostakovich

ODEKHIREN AMAIZE, bass-baritone
David Korevaar, Piano

2CD Set

[MS1163]

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PROGRAM NOTES
Odekhiren Amaize, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in 1953 in Nigeria. While obtaining a professional Diploma in Art and Design at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, he was a member of the Steve Rhodes Voices, performing in Africa, England, and Wales. He began formal vocal training at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Michael Trimble and Jess Walters during which he obtained an interdisciplinary doctorate in Advertising, Marketing, and Educational Psychology. Ode holds a Diploma in Voice from Indiana University School of Music at Bloomington, where he spent four years studying under Camilla Williams and Margaret Harshaw. He also holds a post-graduate Certificate in Solo Song Recital (under the direction of Victor I. Yushmanov) from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Earlier, Ode had spent two years as a Fellow at Opera Music Theatre International in Newark, New Jersey, studying and performing under the artistic direction of Jerome Hines. His recital repertoire includes but is not limited to songs of Beethoven, Brahms, Carter, Glinka, Ives, Mussorgsky, Florence Price, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Swanson and Tchaikovsky. His international performing and recording experience is augmented by his other professional teaching and research interests in promoting and marketing the arts. This has been the case since 1986 upon completing his doctoral dissertation: "Inducing College Students’ Opera Attendance: An Experimental Investigation of Affect." He has served on the marketing and music faculties of various universities in the U.S., China and in Russia where he frequently concertizes. He has spent an academic year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, performing and lecturing on marketing the arts, arts administration, and music management at the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky.
PROGRAM
JOHANNES BRAHMS
Four Serious Songs, Op.121, Nos.1-4 (1896)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Five Romances, Op.98 (E. Dolmatovsky)

JACQUES IBERT
Chansons du Don Quichotte

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Suite, Op.145 (Michelangelo Buonarroti)
 



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