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Thomas Stern Marian Anderson (1897-1993)-Complete recordings (2) Marian Anderson 11 Sep 21

SONY has recently released Marian Anderson's complete
RCA ecordings:
Set highlights and contents:

Special 15-CD edition celebrating contralto Marian Anderson, the first Black singer at the Met

First-ever release of her complete RCA Victor recordings in a single edition, meticulously restored from the original analog masters using 24 bit / 96 kHz technology

72 works appearing on CD for the first time, 9 recordings previously unreleased

First release of her fully restored complete Farewell Recital at Constitution Hall

Richly illustrated 228-page book with a new essay by American historian Raymond Arsenault, author of The Sound of Freedom and Freedom Riders, numerous photos and facsimiles, and complete discographical notes

Beyond the Music (Her Complete RCA Victor Recordings) – Marian Anderson
CD1 “Spirituals 1923-1946” – City called Heaven; Lord, I can’t stay away; Heav’n, Heav’n; Go down, Moses; My Soul’s been anchored in the Lord; Sinner, please doan’ let dis Harves’ pass; Honor, Honor; Cruxifixion; Trampin’; Let us break Bread together; Hard Trials; Dere’s no hidin’ Place down dere; Comin’ through the Rye; O, what a beautiful City; Poor me; Hold on
CD2 “Lieder, Songs and Melodies 1936-1951” – Brahms: Alt-Rhapsodie op. 53; Von ewiger Liebe; Schubert: Ave Maria; Aufenthalt; Die Forelle; Wohin; Sibelius: Säv, säv, rusa; Flickan kom ifran sin äsklings möte; Massenet: Elegie; Rachmaninov: In the Silence of the secret Night; Spross: Woll o’ the Wisp; Lehmann: The Cuckoo; Scott: Lullaby; Sarsen-Bucky: Hear the Wind whispering; Thomas: O Men from the Fields; Hook: Bright Phoebus; Bland: Carry my beack to Old Virginny; Foster: My old Kentucky Home
CD3 “Bach Arias & Great Songs of Faith 1939-1950” – Bach: Arias from BWV 12, 81, 112, 244, 245, 248; Händel: Arias from Der Messias, Ottone, Il Floridante, Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Deborah; Mendelssohn: Arias from Elias & Paulus; Bononcini: The Trumpet is calling; Purcell: When I’m laid in Earth; Scarlatti: Se Florindo e fedele
CD4 “Lieder by Brahms, Mahler, Strauss 1945-1952” – Brahms: Alt-Rhapsodie op. 53 (in two versions); 4 Ernste Gesänge op. 121; Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; Strauss: Befreit;
CD5 “Lieder by Schubert and Schumann 1946-1951” – Schubert: Liebesbotschaft; erlkönig; Ständchen; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Der Tod and das Mädchen; Die Forelle; Ave Maria; Wohin; Aufenthalt; Thekla; Dem Unendlichen; Schumann: Frauenliebe and Leben op. 42
CD6 “Spirituals 1947 / 1952” – Deep River; He’s got the whole World in his Hands; Roll, Jerd’n roll; Go down, Moses; Crucifixion; Sometimes I feel like a motherless Child; Let us break Bread together; Plenty good Room; Every Time I feel the Spirit; If he change my Name; O what a beautiful City; Nobody knows the Trouble I see; Hear de Lam’s a-cryin; My Lord, what a Mornin’; Where you there; On ma Journey; De Gospel Train; Soon-a woll be done; Sinner, please doan’ let dis Harves’ pass; Honor, Honor; Ride on, King Jesus
CD7 “Verdi – A Masked Ball 1955” – Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (gekürzte Version); Il Trovatore (4. Akt, Szene 2)
CD8 “He’s got the whole World in his Hands and 18 other Spirituals 1961” – He’s got the whole World in his Hands; Dere’s no hidin’ Place down there; I want Jesus to walk with me; Oh, didn’t it rain; I am bound for de Kingdom; Oh, wasn’t dat a wide Ribber; My Soul’s been anchored in the Lord; Lord, I can’t stay away; Sometimes I feel like a motherless Child; Hold on; Scandalize my Name; Great gittin’ up Mornin’; Done foun’ my los’ Sheep; I stood on de Ribber ob Jerdon; Behold that Star; Heav’n, Heav’n; Poor me; Oh Peter, go ring-a dem Bells; Trampin’; Hard Trials
CD9 “Christmas Carols 1951 / 1962” – We wish you a merry Christmas; Silent Night (in two versions); Deck the Halls; Angel’s Song (in two versions); The First Noel (in two versions); Ave Maria; God rest you merry, Gentlemen; It came upon a Midnight clear; Joy to the World; O Sanctissima; Jingle Bells; Away in a Manger; The twelve Days of Christmas; O little Town of Bethlehem; Adeste fideles; Hark! The Herald Angels sing; O Holy Night; Hallelujah
CD10 “Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Haydn 1941-1947” – Haydn: Schäferlied; She never told her Love; Schubert: Der Doppelgänger; Der Jüngling and der Tod; Schumann: Der Nussbaum; Stille Tränen; Strauss: Morgen; Brahms: Dein blaues Auge hält so still; Der Schmied; Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer; Gestillte Sehnsucht; Geistliches Wiegenlied; Die Schnur, die Perl’ an Perle
CD11 “Songs at Eventide 1964” – Dvorak: Songs my Mother taught me; Kjerulf: Last Night; Spielman: Flow gently, sweet Afton; Humperdinck: Abendsegen; Mellish: Drink to me only with thine Eyes; Molloy: Love’s old sweet Song; Scott: Annie Laurie; Brahms: Wiegenlied; Traditionals: Believe me, if all those endearing young Charmes; All through the Night; Comin’ through the Rye; Loch Lomond
CD12 “Farewell Recital at Constituion Hall 1964” – Händel: Arias from Scipione & Siroe; Haydn: Des Geistes Gesang; Schäferlied; Schubert: Suleika I; Liebesbotschaft; Der Doppelgänger; Erlkönig; Ungeduld; Ave Maria; Barber: Nocturne; Swanson; The Negro speaks of Rivers; Quilter: Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind; Traditionals: The plough Boy; Let us break Bread together; O what a beautiful City; Hear de Lam’s a-cryin’; Ride on, King Jesus; Done foun’ my lo’s Sheep; Lord, I can’t stay away; Le’s have a Union; He’s got the whole World in his Hands; Heav’n, Heav’n
CD13 “Ju’s keep on Singin’ 1964 – 12 Spirituals” – Oh, Heaven is one beautiful Place, I know; Lord, how come me here; Prayer is de Key; He’ll bring it to pass; You go; Jus’ keep on singin’; Ain’t got Time to die; Jus’ been ‘buked; Le’s have a Union; Oh Glory; Ride on, King Jesus
CD14 “Schubert and Brahms Lieder 1966” – Schubert: Liebesbotschaft; Ungeduld; Der Tod and das Mädchen; Die Forelle; An die Musik; Suleika I; Wiegenlied; Erlkönig; Heidenröslein; Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe; Botschaft; Vergebliches Ständchen; Der Schmied; Dein blaues Auge hält so still
CD15 “The Lady from Philadelphia 1957” – Audio Documentary

NOTE: Her recordings for GRAMOPHONE Co. UK (HMV/EMI) which were
previously released in the USA by RCA Victor are NOT included
in this set. However, MARSDEN Records is planning a 5 CD set
which will include thosE, and other rarities.
The set is in preparation, but no release date set.

Marian Anderson
Complete European recordings and selected broadcasts 1929-1953
55004-2 (5 CDs) | $72 ($54 to preferred customers)
Marian Anderson (1897–1993) was an American contralto known for her recitals of opera, spirituals, and Lieder as well as her achievements in eroding the color barrier in arts and culture. She was a recipient a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. She sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 in the now-famous response to being shut out of Constitution Hall by the DAR, performed at the March on Washington in 1963, and was the first black person to sing at the Metropolitan Opera (1955) in New York in her only operatic role on stage. While a towering figure in the civil rights movement, it was Marian Anderson’s velvety and vibrant contralto voice that opened the doors for herself and others.
This five-CD set gathers together for the first time all of Marian Anderson’s European recordings made by the Gramophone Company, Artiphon, and the Soviet Gramplastrest, most of which have never been available on any compact disc reissues. The set also includes all of Anderson’s appearances on the Magic Key radio program, 1936-1938, and selected arias, songs, and spirituals, taken from her appearances on the Telephone Hour between 1942 and 1953. The set concludes with a 1950 recital given in Montevideo. The set also includes numerous photos with liner notes by Jeffery McMillan, author and public relations director at San Francisco Opera, and Mark Burford, R. P. Wollenberg professor of music at Reed College, author of Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field, and editor of The Mahalia Jackson Reader.

The Historic 1939 recital at the LINCOLN MEMORIAL has been remastered and available on CD from JSP Records (UK).


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