V2482. MARIAN ANDERSON, w. Franz Rupp (Pf.): FRAUENLIEBE UND LEBEN (Schumann), Live Performance, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1 Feb., 1957; w.Mitropoulos Cond. Members of NYPO: LAMENTO DI ARIANNA - Lasciatemi morire (Monteverdi); DON CARLOS - O don fatale - Live Performance, Lewisohn Stadium, 24 June, 1952; LE CID - Pleurez, mes yeux - Live Performance, 12 Nov., 1944; HÉRODIADE - Ne me refuse pas - Live Performance, 6 Jan., 1947; LA FAVORITA - O mio Fernando - American Radio Début, 2 Feb., 1936. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-384.
"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
“Each of these disks, from Canadian engineer Yves St Laurent… [feature] St Laurent’s natural transfer – made without filtering, like all his dubbings – it is easy to listen to, despite the surface noise.”
- Tully Potter, CLASSICAL RECORD QUARTERLY, Summer, 2011