A truly scarce and unique recital program for the great African-American contralto Marian Anderson. The performance was at the Gulistan Theatre in Dacca, East Pakistan on November 26, 1957, revealing the international impact she experienced. The concert was sponsored by the Pakistan-American Society and the American National Theatre and Academy. Anderson was accompanied by Franz Rupp at the piano. Anderson chose an exquisite repertoire Handel, Schubert, American songs, and Negro Spirituals. The program was Handel Tutta Racoolta Ancor, Handel Chio Mai Vi Possa, Handel Arioso: Dank Sei Dir Herr, Schubert Standchen, Schubert Wohin, Schubert Aufenthalt, Schuber Der Tod Und Das Madchen, Barber Nocturne, Swanson The Negro Speaks of the Rivers, Dougherty Weathers and Autumn, and Negro spirituals Go Down Moses, O What a Beautiful City, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Roll Jerd'n Roll. It's quite an amazing program! The physical set up of the program is unique. Most amazingly, is a letter in the program from the Governor of East Pakistan, welcoming Anderson to Dacca. Marian Anderson, long acclaimed as the world's greatest contralto singer, has been honored by the governments of Japan, Sweden, Finland, Haiti, France, Liberia, and the Philippines, as well as her own countrymen. She has toured Russia, England, Germany, Norway, and Austria and is making her first visit to Dacca as part of her current tour of Asia which is under the Auspices of the American National Theatre and Academy. This program is in fine-excellent condition. There is some aging to the paper, but no creases, tears, stains or bends.
-- This collection includes quite a number of original, vintage Marian Anderson concert programs, dated from 1938 -- many autographed by Marian Anderson. Here are a some of them:
-- Program of November 9 (no printed year) with Franz Rupp, Pianist. Steinway Piano. NBC Concert Service.
-- Symphony Hall Program of November 3 (no printed year) Franz Rupp, Accompanist.
-- Program of January 9, 1944 (with Franz Rupp).
-- Program, "Spencer Fuller Presents Lauritz Melchior". Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, January 12. This program includes an ad for the Nov. 9th Anderson Concert at Symphony Hall. Fair condition. (Rachmaninoff died in March of 1943 and did not perform in the 1st (38-39) series ...so these publications where his performances are advertised would be from the 39/40, 40/41, 41/42 or 42/43 series.)
-- Marian Anderson souvenir program publication (biography, pictorial). Dark green cover. Good condition w/some minor wear. Includes a picture of the mural depicting Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday 1939, the launching of the Booker T. Washington in 1942, an excerpt about the DAR denying Anderson a booking at Constitution Hall and the subsequent 1943 invitation. Includes a pictorial of Anderson's home, 'Marianna' in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Back cover ad for a Russian Ballet performance at the Met. "Buy war (and more) bonds" is printed on the last page - this publication is c. 1943-44.
-- "S. Hurok presents Marian Anderson". Souvenir program publication. Biography/pictorial. (Red and White cover). Undated but back cover advertisement includes an upcoming 41-42 The Ballet Theatre Tour from S. Hurok.
-- "S. Hurok, presents Marian Anderson". Lime green cover. Good+ condition. Very minor wear. Clean and intact. This is a wonderful publication which includes an amazing sketch and a photo/portrait of Anderson. Several other photos of Anderson. Includes great full page ads for de Lentheric nouveau parfum and Longines and more. Undated, c. 1937/38?.
-- "S. Hurok presents Marion Anderson". Red cover. Great photos of Anderson and full-page ads. Undated, c. 38/39?
-- 1949 Newsweek issue, with the stunning image of Marian Anderson on the cover.
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