Notes & Reviews:
Nigeria-born Omo Bello first got a university degree in cell biology before she decided to devote herself to music and study in France. Winner of many international competitions, Bello has performed as a soloist as well as in operas, oratorios and chamber music. For her first album, she chose the songs of Mahler's Des Knaben wunderhorn, some of which are rarely recorded. The last movement of the fourth symphony is also included here in a version for piano for four hands. Omo Bello displays a full range of talent on this debut release, experimenting with satire, petulance, melancholy and magic.