Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances (CD)

Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances (CD)

Code: 1275



Product Description


Previously unpublished radio performances by one of the greatest vocal artists of the twentieth century. This collection presents Anderson in a wide range of repertoire, including songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Sibelius, as well as spirituals. Booklet includes notes by Anderson biographer Allan Keiler.
[2013, Mono, 72 minutes]

J.S. Bach: My Heart Ever Faithful, from Cantata BWV 68 (with Lucien Schmidt, cello obbligato)
J.S. Bach: Komm, süsser Tod
J.S. Bach: Prepare Thyself, Zion, from Christmas Oratorio
Handel: Ombra mai fu (aria of Serse) from Serse
Handel: Per rapir quel tesoro... Un cenno leggiadretto (aria of Atalanta) from Serse
Handel: Te Deum (date unknown)
Handel: Oh, what pleasure (“Vanne, segui’l mio desio”) from Floridante (with piano)
Bononcini: The Trumpet is calling (“Un’ombra di pace”) from Calfurnia (with piano)
Mozart: Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165
Bellini: Odiò la pastorella
Verdi: O don fatale, from Don Carlo
Saint-Saëns: Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix, from Samson et Dalila
Schubert: Serenade
Schubert: Die Allmacht
Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe
Fauré: Après un rêve
Franck: Air de l’Archange, from Rédemption
Greetings to Jan Sibelius on his 86th birthday
Sibelius: Solitude, from Belshazzar’s Feast (arranged by Sibelius for Anderson)
arr. Burleigh: Deep River
arr. Burleigh: My Way’s Cloudy
arr. Burleigh: Hard Trials

Marian Anderson, contralto

Radio broadcasts, 1944-1951
All selections with Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra / Donald Voorhees, conductor, unless otherwise noted