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Let Freeddom Ring

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Let Freeddom Ring
Let Freeddom Ring


MARIAN ANDERSON: Let Freedom Ring! The 1939Lincoln Memorial Concert (First restored release) The 1961 Copenhagen Concert (First Release) By 1939 Marian Anderson was feted worldwide, but a concert planned for Washington's Constitution Hall was blocked for one reason: she was black. With Eleanor Roosevelt's support the concert took place instead on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was a triumph - now, perhaps, too little recalled. This release would be merited simply because it is music-making of the highest order, but this is more - it's an important piece of American history. The Copenhagen Concert is a further triumph. Held in especially high regard in Scandinavia (Sibelius adapted some of his works for her), Anderson basks in the audience's affection.


  1. Name
  2. Opening announcement
  3. Speech by the US Secretary of the Interior
  4. My Country, Tis of Thee
  5. Donizetti: La Favorita: Fia dunque vero O mio Fernando Scritto in cielo
  6. Schubert: Ave Maria
  7. Announcements
  8. Spiritual: Gospel Train
  9. Spiritual: Trampin
  10. Close
  11. Brahms: Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer
  12. Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe
  13. Schubert: Die Forelle
  14. Schubert: Ave Maria
  15. Schubert: Der Erlkönig
  16. Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s ouvre à ta voix
  17. Trad: Comin Through the Rye
  18. Kilpinen: Von zwei Rosen
  19. Kilpinen: Det var i vårens ljusa tid
  20. Trad: Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään
  21. Sibelius: Belsazars gästabud
  22. Sibelius: Svarta rosor
  23. Spiritual: Done Foun My Los Sheep
  24. Spiritual: Hold On!
  25. Spiritual: Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands
  26. Spiritual: Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands (reprise)
  27. Spiritual: My Souls Been Anchored in de Lord
  28. Spiritual: Heavn, Heavn
  29. Spiritual: O What a Beautiful City!
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