Various - Dreams of a New Day - Songs by Black Composers - Liverman, Will

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Fast-rising American operatic baritone Will Liverman, tapped for major roles at principal opera houses across the country, makes his Cedille Records debut as a featured artist with Dreams of a New Day, an intimate, heartfelt recital he calls “a passion project . . . years in the making.” Praised for his “unique combination of eloquence and unpretentiousness” (Opera News), Liverman has assembled a program of songs that portray the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African American experience through poignant texts and expressive musical settings. His new album, with pianist Paul Sanchez, highlights Black composers across generations, from early 20th-century pioneers Henry Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, and Thomas Kerr to Robert Owens, Leslie Adams, and contemporary composers Damien Sneed and Shawn E. Okpebholo. Liverman commissioned Okpebholo’s Two Black Churches, which he recently performed to great acclaim at his Kennedy Center recital in conjunction with his winning the 2020 Marian Anderson Vocal Award. The Washington Post review called the set “absolutely devastating, and one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve heard all year.” This is its world-premiere recording. “One of the most versatile singing artists performing today” (Bachtrack), Liverman concludes the album with his own powerful arrangement of American folk singer-songwriter Richard Fariña’s “Birmingham Sunday.” Dreams of a New Day was recorded by the multiple-Grammy-nominated team of producer James Ginsburg and engineer Bill Maylone.
Artikelnummer CDR90000200
Streckkod 0735131920025
Utgivningsdatum 2021-02-12
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Cedille
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Artister Liverman, Will
Sanchez, Paul
Kompositörer Various
Disk: 1
1 I Dream a World
Five Songs of Laurence Hope
2 Worth While
3 The Jungle Flower
4 Kashmiri Song
5 Among the Fuchsias
6 Till I Wake
7 Amazing Grace
Five Songs of Laurence Hope
8 Minstrel Man
9 Dream Variation
10 I, Too
11 Riding to Town
Five Songs of Laurence Hope
12 Ballad of Birmingham
13 The Rain
14 A House in Taos
15 Little Song
16 Jaime
17 Faithful One
18 Genius Child
19 Birmingham Sunday
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