Dvořák and Harry Burleigh

Friday February 22, 2013 at 1:15 p.m.
The Georgetown University Music Program’s Friday Music Series
Georgetown University, McNeir Hall

Free admission.

Harry Burleigh, Antonin Dvorak’s assistant at the National Conservatory in New York City (1892-95), became the first composer to transcribe spirituals as art songs, and the first person to sing them. His spiritual arrangements, later used by such artists as Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson, remain in the active repertoire to this day.

Kevin Deas, [highlight3]bass-baritone[/highlight3]
Lura Johnson, [highlight3]piano[/highlight3]

Dvorak: Humoresques in F and G-flat major
Dvorak: American Suite: Andante
Dvorak/Fisher: “Goin’ Home”
Burleigh (arr.): Selected Spirituals