Marian Anderson Sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert

Marian Anderson Sings Bach, Brahms, Schubert

by Marian Anderson
     
 

"A voice like yours is heard once in a hundred years," Arturo Toscanini told Marian Anderson. Barred from using Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939, the black contralto sang in front of the Lincoln Memorial instead, drawing an audience of 75,000. Sixteen years later, the Philadelphia-born singer finally made her debut at theSee more details below

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"A voice like yours is heard once in a hundred years," Arturo Toscanini told Marian Anderson. Barred from using Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939, the black contralto sang in front of the Lincoln Memorial instead, drawing an audience of 75,000. Sixteen years later, the Philadelphia-born singer finally made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955 -- the first African-American singer to appear with that celebrated company. Today, memories of Anderson's historic achievements often overshadow her artistic legacy. But once you've been embraced by the warm softness of her voice, you'll never forget it. This generous compilation is an invaluable reminder of the singer's work in opera, oratorio, and song. Highlights include an infinitely tender performance of "He Shall Feed His Flock" from Handel's "Messiah"; a version of Schubert's familiar "Ave Maria" that is transformed into something truly exalted by Anderson's astonishing breath control; and a spine-tingling interpretation of "Re dell'abisso affrettati," Ulrica's aria from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" (recorded just two days after she sang the role onstage at her Metropolitan Opera debut). The program closes with three spirituals which Anderson sings with her customary technical command, musical seriousness, and soul-stirring emotional profundity.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635791129
catalogNumber:
7911
Rank:
68905

Tracks

  1. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Erbarme dich  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Robert Shaw  - Joseph J. Stelmach  -  Victor Orchestra
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He Shall Feed His Flock  - George Frideric Handel  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Charles O'Connell  - Joseph J. Stelmach  -  Victor Orchestra
  3. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)  - Franz Schubert  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Joseph J. Stelmach  - Kosti Vehanen
  4. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957: Liebesbotschaft  - Franz Schubert  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  5. Die schöne Müllerin, song cycle, for voice & piano, D. 795 (Op. 25): Wohin  - Franz Schubert  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  6. Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  7. Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 35: Stille Tränen, No.10  - Robert Schumann  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  8. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: Der Nussbaum, No.3  - Robert Schumann  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  9. Alto Rhapsody, for alto, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 53  - Johannes Brahms  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Pierre Monteux  -  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus  -  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra & Chorus  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  10. Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105: No.2 Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer  - Johannes Brahms  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  11. Morgen ("Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/4 (TrV 170/4)  - Richard Strauss  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  12. In the silence of the secret night, song for voice & piano, Op. 4/3: In the Silence of the Secret Night Op 04 No.3  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  13. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Re dell'abisso affrettati  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Dimitri Mitropoulos  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  14. Go Down Moses  -  Traditional Spiritual  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  -  Prince  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  15. Crucifixion, spiritual  -  Traditional Spiritual  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach
  16. My Lord, What A Morning for voice & piano  -  Anonymous  - Marian Anderson  - Dorio L. Lucich  - Franz Rupp  - Joseph J. Stelmach

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