Marian Anderson: Let Freedom Ring | JSP JSP683

Marian Anderson: Let Freedom Ring


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Label: JSP

Cat No: JSP683

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th October 2016



Marian Anderson (contralto)


Marian Anderson (contralto)


The 1939 Lincoln Memorial Concert (first restored release) | The 1961 Copenhagen Concert (first release)

By 1939 Marian Anderson was feted worldwide, but a concert planned for Washington's Constitution Hall was blocked for one reason: she was black. With Eleanor Roosevelt's support the concert took place instead on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was a triumph - now, perhaps, too little recalled.

This release would be merited simply because it is music-making of the highest order, but this is more - it's an important piece of American history.

The Copenhagen Concert is a further triumph. Held in especially high regard in Scandinavia (Sibelius adapted some of his works for her), Anderson basks in the audience's affection.

Opening announcement
Speech by the US Secretary of the Interior
My Country, Tis of Thee
Donizetti - La Favorita: Fia dunque vero … O mio Fernando …Scritto in cielo
Schubert - Ave Maria
Spiritual: Gospel Train
Spiritual: Trampin
Brahms - Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer
Brahms - Von ewiger Liebe
Schubert - Die Forelle
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schubert - Der Erlkönig
Saint-Saëns - Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s ouvre à ta voix
Trad: Comin Through the Rye
Kilpinen - Von zwei Rosen
Kilpinen - Det var i vårens ljusa tid
Trad: Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään
Sibelius - Belsazars gästabud
Sibelius - Svarta rosor
Spiritual: Done Foun My Los Sheep
Spiritual: Hold On!
Spiritual: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Spiritual: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands (reprise)
Spiritual: My Souls Been Anchored in de Lord
Spiritual: Heavn, Heavn
Spiritual: O What a Beautiful City!

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