Down At Dawn
The Philadelphia born singer Marian Anderson (1897 – 1993) is always remembered as the first African American interpreter to enter the elitist world of Opera and an important figure in the struggle for black artists in the context of the 1960’s Civil Right Movement, Marian Anderson was one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Her voice has been defined as “Rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty”. In “He’s got the world in his hands” Marian Anderson with the only help from pianist Franz Rupp gets deep in the world of Spiritual. A long sequence of her favorite devotional songs interpreted with soul and grace.
“Spirituals“, issued by Down At Dawn, is a true masterpiece.