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Marian Anderson
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: 27 February 1897


: Pisces


: 08 April 1993


: 96 years


  • Marian Anderson was an American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century
When was Marian Anderson born?27 February 1897
When did Marian Anderson die? / Died08 April 1993
How many years did Marian Anderson live? / Lived96 years
Zodiac sign:Pisces

Marian Anderson facts

  • Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty
  • " 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

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