The Listening room [sound recording] : interview with Marian Anderson : June 13, 1974. [1974]


The Listening room [sound recording] : interview with Marian Anderson : June 13, 1974. [1974]

Marian Anderson discusses her musical tastes, her temperament, what factors shaped her career, how she met her accompanist Kosti Vehanen, the beginning of her career in Europe, her ability to learn languages, her relationship with accompanist Franz Rupp and how they met, her premiere at the Metropolitan Opera and how it came about, how she prepared for her role at the Metropolitan opera with conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, how she met Sol Hurok, how she met Frida Sarsen Bucky, the meaning of spirituals in her life and how she was first exposed to them, and how the spiritual He's got the whole world in His hands was introduced to her by John Charles Thomas, Madame Cahier and Marian Kirby.

1 sound tape reel : analog, 3 3/4 ips, 2 tracks ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape.1 sound tape reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 tracks, NAB standard ; 10 1/2 in., 1/4 in. tape.1 sound cassette : analog, Dolby B processed.






SNAC Resource ID: 7088584

University of Pennsylvania Library

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