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Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American Tenor

Brooks, Christopher A.; Sims, Robert

Editore: Indiana University Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 0253015367 / ISBN 13: 9780253015365
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Titolo: Roland Hayes: The Legacy of an American ...

Casa editrice: Indiana University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2014

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "From the Foreword: "As a youth in Indianapolis, my heroes were a [trio] of African Americans.the great concert tenor Roland Hayes, the stunning contralto Marian Anderson, and the robust basso Paul Robeson. I placed Roland Hayes as the point man in this corps of luminaries. Although slight of physical stature he was in every other aspect of his life and career a giant. His voice was delicate, but his artistic use of it placed him at the pinnacle of accomplishment, ensuring his place in the international annals of musical attainment. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Drs. Christopher Brooks and Robert Sims for bringing Roland Hayes to the world in this comprehensive appraisal of, and tribute to, his momentous life and ineradicable legacy." -George Shirley, Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan and internationally acclaimed tenor renowned for his performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Royale Opera, and Deutsche Oper among others. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0253015367

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Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists, including Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson. Performing the African American spirituals he was raised on, Hayes's voice was marked with a unique sonority which easily navigated French, German, and Italian art songs. A multiculturalist both on and off the stage, he counted among his friends George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ezra Pound, Pearl Buck, Dwight Eisenhower, and Langston Hughes. This engaging biography spans the history of Hayes's life and career and the legacy he left behind as a musician and a champion of African American rights. It is an authentic, panoramic portrait of a man who was as complex as the music he performed.


Christopher A. Brooks is Professor of Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is author (with Shirley Verrett) of I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer and several other publications.

Robert Sims is Professor of Voice in the School of Music at Northern Illinois University.

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