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Marian Anderson Documentary DVD, MP4 Video Download, USB Flash Drive

Marian Anderson Documentary DVD, MP4 Video Download, USB Flash Drive
Marian Anderson Documentary DVD, MP4 Video Download, USB Flash Drive
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The Life Story Of The American Contralto Singer Considered One Of The Greatest Of The Twentieth Century, Of Whose Voice Arturo Toscanini Declared To Be One "Heard Once In A Hundred Years", Who Had To Go To Europe To Receive The Recognition Due To Her Genius Because Of Discrimination Against Blacks Both On The Stage And In The Audience At American Venues, Culminating In The Famous 1939 Showdown At Washington Dc's Constitution Hall When It Refused Permission For Her To Sing To An Integrated Audience, A Decision Which Backfired When Anderson Was Invited To Perform At The Lincoln Memorial Where She Gave A Stunning Performance On Easter Sunday 1939. This Was To Be The Beginning Of A Series Of Doors Which Miss Anderson Opened For Black American Performers Who Followed Her, From Desegregated Audiences To Starring In The Metropolitan Opera And More, All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1991, 57 Minutes.) #Mariananderson #Contraltos #Singers #Classicalmusic #Americanmusic #Africanamericans #Africanamericanhistory #Blackpeople #Africanamericans #DVD #Videodownload #MP4 #USBFlashdrive

Marian Anderson, African American contralto, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century (February 27, 1897 - April 8, 1993) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anderson declined, as she had no training in acting. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals. She made many recordings that reflected her broad performance repertoire of everything from concert literature to lieder to opera to traditional American songs and spirituals. Between 1940 and 1965 the German-American pianist Franz Rupp was her permanent accompanist. Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. The incident placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level unusual for a classical musician. With the aid of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. Anderson continued to break barriers for black artists in the United States, becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955. Her performance as Ulrica in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera at the Met was the only time she sang an opera role on stage. Anderson worked for several years as a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and as a "goodwill ambassadress" for the United States Department of State, giving concerts all over the world. She participated in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, singing at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Anderson was awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 1963, the Congressional Gold Medal in 1977, the Kennedy Center Honors in 1978, the National Medal of Arts in 1986, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. Marian Anderson died of congestive heart failure at the age of 96 at the home of her nephew, conductor James DePreist, in Portland, Oregon, where she had relocated. She is interred at Eden Cemetery, in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty", and Arturo Toscanini praised her voice as one "heard once in a hundred years".