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Softly Awakes My Heart: Arias, Songs & Spirituals 1924-1944 [Original recording remastered]

Marian Anderson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Dec 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Naxos Nostalgia
  • ASIN: B00005UOMB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,530 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Tonight Seeking Hither My Presence..
3. Softley Awakes My Heart
4. Pleurez Mes Yeux
5. Deep River
6. My Way's Cloudy
7. Oh Wasn't Dat A Wide RIbber
8. Caro Mio Ben
9. He Was Despised
10. Signore, O Domine
11. Aufenthalt
12. Der Tod und das Madchen
13. Laksin Mina - Tuku, Tuku
14. Saf, Saf, Susa
15. My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord
16. Let Us Break Bread Together
17. Trampin'
18. Lord, I Can't Stay - Heaven, Heaven
19. I Don't Feel No Ways Tired

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By John Austin HALL OF FAME TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
In her lifetime of 96 years, American contralto Marian Anderson was celebrated perhaps more as a crusader for the victims of a colour prejudice in their home country than as a gifted and well-trained singer. The emphasis was probably misplaced. When interviewed in her old age she said, “I was never a fighter”. She was certainly a superb singer, as this not-to-be-missed Naxos bargain allows C21st listeners to hear.
It comprises a varied selection of items from her repertoire recorded between 1924 and 1944. The two earliest are Negro spirituals. Slow moving, they cruelly expose the presence of some ugly vowel and consonant sounds at this stage of her career. Thereafter, and into the electric recording era, diction and tone are exemplary. Only six of the items were recorded in the USA, mostly in poor sound quality.
Of course, the item that became this singer’s “signature tune” is here. Pruned of some of its music, and of the tenor counterpoint provided in its second half by Samson, the extract from “Samson et Dalila” is sung in English as “Softly awakes my heart”. No one should be without this glorious five minutes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lesser recordings 14 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Most of the recordings on this disc are of a lesser known nature and not of the calibre of the title song, which is a litle misleading as the title suggests and operatic selection. Quality of some of the recordings is not very good either, no doubt some of the earliest, or perhaps live performances recorded in less than suitable conditions. I purchased this as a gift for someone and they were quite disappointed, which is a pity because MA did have a beautiful, remarkable voice.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartstopping music 18 Mar 2011
By Suzy C.
Format:Audio CD
0ne of the most glorious voices ever, singing Softly awakes my heart will bring tears to the eyes and a tingle to the spine..Marian Anderson was one of the great coloratura singers. Her range was from contralto thro' soprano, with never a duff note.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful memories 8 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I was a child, my late father had vinyl records (old 78rpm) of Marian Anderson and listening to this CD brought back wonderful memories for me. The quality, considering the age of some of the original recordings, was very good.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Softely Awakes My Heart CD 3 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD for my Mother but sadly she died before I could give it to her. I wasn't that keen on this version but I didn't purchase it for myself. It arrived speedily and well packaged.
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