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Marian Anderson: A Life in Song

Video and Audio Excerpts relating to Marian Anderson:
Performances, Recordings, Interviews, and Home Movies


Audio Excerpts - Songs


Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the World in His Hands"
Courtesy of BMG Classics

Marian Anderson performing "Liebesbotschaft" by Franz Schubert
Courtesy of BMG Classics

Marian Anderson performing "Var det en dröm?" by Jean Sibelius


Audio Excerpts - Interviews


Marian Anderson discussing her first performance

Marian Anderson discussing her teacher Mary Saunders Patterson

Marian Anderson discussing
her audition with Giuseppe Boghetti

and
the musical coaching of Boghetti

Marian Anderson discussing Jean Sibelius

Marian Anderson discussing her first meeting with Sol Hurok

Marian Anderson discussing the Lincoln Memorial Concert in April 1939

Marian Anderson discussing performing

Marian Anderson discussing her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1955

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Audio-Video Excerpts

Marian Anderson in a 1990 interview talking about Roland Hayes

Marian Anderson singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., April 1939

Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the World in His Hands"


Audio-Video Excerpts from "The Lady From Philadelphia"

Note: This See It Now television program, narrated by Edward R. Murrow, was first broadcast on 30 December 1957. It documented Marian Anderson's recent tour of Asia, which began in late September, ended on the thirtieth of November, and was sponsored by the American National Theater and Academy (ANTA) and the United States Information Agency (USIA).

Marian Anderson discussing the Negro Spiritual in Bangkok, Thailand

Marian Anderson performing "There's No Hidin' Place Down There" in Burma

Marian Anderson performing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" in Seoul, Korea

Marian Anderson performing excerpts of "Comin' Through the Rye," Schubert's "Ständchen" and his "Ave Maria," and "Let My People Go" in Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam, respectively

Marian Anderson performing "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Samson et Dalila by St. Saëns in Bombay, India

Marian Anderson performing "You've Got To Be Taught" from South Pacific by Rodgers & Hammerstein in Malasia

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


Video Excerpts from Home Movies from the 1940s

Marianna Farm (including Marian Anderson, Orpheus Fisher, James De Preist, and Ethel Anderson De Preist)

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

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

Launching of the S. S. Booker T. Washington, 29 September 1942, in Los Angeles

Europe (including Sol Hurok, Marian Anderson, Orpheus Fisher, and Franz Rupp)




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