V2230. MARIAN ANDERSON, partially w.Voorhees Cond.: Songs & Arias by Bach, Handel, Bononcini, Mozart, Bellini, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Schubert, Brahms, Fauré, Franck, Sibelius, etc.; Spoken greetings to Sibelius on his 86th birthday. VAI 1275, Broadcast Performances, 1944-51. - 089948127529
"Previously unpublished radio performances by one of the greatest vocal artists of the twentieth century. This collection presents Anderson in a wide range of repertoire, including songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Sibelius, as well as spirituals. Booklet includes notes by Anderson biographer Allan Keiler.
The great American contralto scarcely needs an introduction. Her rich, vibrant voice, unique in its colors and timbre, was coupled with excellent musicianship, a seriousness of purpose, and depths of emotional involvement."
- Charles H. Parsons, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2007
“It is difficult now to separate the voice and the woman from the almost marbleized monument that Anderson became long before she died in 1993….America’s traveling good will ambassador, a special United Nations delegate, the subject of numerous television documentaries, and a beloved icon.”
- Peter G. Davis, THE AMERICAN OPERA SINGER, p.340