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Marian Anderson


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"The Lady From Philadelphia", excerpts from the "See It Now" television program with Edward R. Murrow

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1. Marian Anderson discussing the Negro Spiritual in Bangkok, Thailand 00:25 4:29

2. Marian Anderson performing "There's No Hidin' Place Down There" in Burma 4:31 5:27

3. Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" in Seoul, Korea 5:29 7:45

4. Marian Anderson performing excerpts of "Comin' Through the Rye," Schubert's "Standchen" and his "Ave Maria," and "Let My People Go" in Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam, respectively 7:47 11:50

5. Marian Anderson performing "Mon coeur s'ouvre ´ ta voix" from Samson et Dalila by St. Saëns in Bombay, India 11:52 16:08

6. Marian Anderson performing "You've Got To Be Taught" from South Pacific by Rodgers & Hammerstein in Malasia 16:10 19:16

7. Marian Anderson discussing Mahatma Gandi and performing "Lead Kindly Light" in Old Delhi, India 19:19

Nine Interviews (audio only). Marian Anderson discussing:

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1. Her first performance :08 4:56

2. Her teacher Mary Saunders Patterson 4:58 8:32

3. Her audition with Giuseppe Boghetti 8:34 11:52

4. The musical coaching of Boghetti 11:54 15:51

5. Jean Sibelius 15:53 19:38

6. Her first meeting with Sol Hurok 19:40 24:27

7. The Lincoln Memorial Concert in April 1939 24:49 30:08

8. Performing 30:10 32:38

9. Her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1955 32:40

Video Excerpts from Home Movies from the 1940s (video only)

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1. Marianna Farm (including Marian Anderson, Orpheus Fisher, James De Preist, and Ethel Anderson De Preist) 00:15 02:32

2. Martin Street, Philadelphia (the De Preist family: James the son, Ethel Anderson, and James the father) and Morris Beach, New Jersey (including James De Preist, Orpheus Fisher, and Marian Anderson 02:34 07:56

3. Mexico (including Diego Rivera, Dolores del Rio, Frida Kahlo, Marian Anderson, Isaac A. Jofe, and Franz Rupp), Colorado (including Marian Anderson, Orpheus Fisher, and Franz and Steffanie Rupp), and Hawaii 07:58 11:32

4. Launching of the S. S. Booker T. Washington, 29 September 1942, in Los Angeles 11:34 13:50

5. Europe (including Sol Hurok, Marian Anderson, Orpheus Fisher, and Franz Rupp) 13:52 Start: 832

Performances of Three Songs (audio only)

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1. Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands". Courtesy of BMG Classics. 00:10 01:06

2. Marian Anderson performing "Liebesbotschaft" by Franz Schubert. Courtesy of BMG Classics. 01:08 02:29

3. Marian Anderson performing "Var det en dröm?" by Jean Sibelius 02:31

Two Miscellaneous Video Performances

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1. Marian Anderson singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., April 1939 00:07 01:18

2. Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the World in His Hands" 01:20