Softly Awakes My Heart: Very Best of Marian Anderson | Alto ALN1955

Softly Awakes My Heart: Very Best of Marian Anderson


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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALN1955

Barcode: 5055354419553

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th February 2016



Marian Anderson (contralto)


Marian Anderson (contralto)


Softly Awakes My Heart: Very Best of Marian Anderson

In 1939 the Daughters of the American Revolution refused Anderson (who had returned in triumph from Europe) permission to sing to an integrated audience. The incident threw her into the international spotlight ... With the aid of President FD and Mrs Roosevelt, she thrilled 75,000 people in concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC (and a radio audience in the millions).

‘A voice like yours only comes once in 100 years’ - Toscanini

‘not a voice, but a cello!’ - Anthony Pappano

‘a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty’ - Alan Blyth

1. Caro mio ben (Giordani) with orchestral accompaniment. Rec. 1930
2. Plaisir d’amour (Martini) with orchestral accompaniment. Rec. 1930
3. Ave Maria (Schubert) Rec. 1936
4. He Shall Feed His Flock (Handel) with Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted Charles O’Connell. Rec. 1941
5. Softly Awakes My Heart (Saint-Saens) with Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood. Rec. 1930
6. Tonight Seeking Hither My Presence… O Love from Thy Power (Saint-Saens) with Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood. Rec. 1930
7. Die Forelle (Schubert) Rec. 1936
8. Standchen (Serenade) (Schubert) Rec. 1950
9. Der Tod und das Mädchen (Schubert) Rec. 1936
10. Der Nussbaum (Schumann) Rec. 1945
11. My Lord what a Morning (trad. arr. Burleigh) Rec. 1947
12. Oh! What a Beautiful City (trad. arr. Boatner) Rec. 1942
13. Go Down Moses (Let My People Go) (trad. arr. Burleigh) Rec. 1936
14. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (trad. arr. Brown) Rec. 1942
15. My Soul’s Been Anchored in The Lord (trad. arr. Price) Rec. 1941
16. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (trad. arr. Forrest) Rec. 1951
17. Were You there when they Crucified my Lord? (trad. arr. Burleigh) Rec. 1936
18. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (trad. arr. Brown) Rec. 1941
19. Everytime I Feel De Spirit (trad. arr. Brown) Rec. 1952
20. Lord I can’t stay Away (trad. arr. Hayes) / Heaven, Heaven (I Got a Robe) (trad. arr. Burleigh) Rec. 1936
21. Crucifixion (He never said a Mumblin’ Word)(trad. arr. Payne) Rec. 1941
22. Deep River (trad. arr. Burleigh) Rec. 1938
23. The Star-Spangled Banner (Lincoln Memorial) (Key/Smith)
24. My Country, ‘tis of Thee (Lincoln Memorial) (trad. arr. Carey/Smith)

Duration: 76:33

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