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Dorothy Maynor in Concert at Library of Congress

Dorothy Maynor , Arpad Sandor , George Frederic Handel , Ludwig van Beethoven , Robert Schumann , Johannes Brahms , Richard Strauss , Georges Bizet , Gustave Charpentier , Gabriel Grozlev , R. Nathaniel Dett , Samuel Coleridge-Taylor , Cecil Cohen Audio CD
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  • Performer: Dorothy Maynor
  • Conductor: Dorothy Maynor
  • Composer: George Frederic Handel, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, et al.
  • Audio CD (June 5, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bridge Records, Inc.
  • ASIN: B000R349P2
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,868 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Oh Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
2. Der Kuss (The Kiss), arietta for voice & piano, Op. 128
3. Adelaide, song for voice & piano, Op. 46
4. Du bist wie eine Blume, song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/24
5. Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, song for voice & piano, Op. 19/4 (TrV 152/4)
6. Ellens Gesang III ('Ave Maria'), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
7. Louise, opera: Depuis le jour
8. Guitares et mandolines
9. My day
10. She rested by the broken brook
11. Thou art risen, my beloved
12. Epitaph for a poet
13. Lead me to the water
14. I'm seekin' for a city
15. I'm goin' to tell God all my troubles, for voice & piano
16. Ride On, King Jesus, for voice & piano
17. Ev'ry time I feel the spirit, for voice & piano
18. Were You There when They Crucified My Lord?, spiritual

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This release of this newly re-mastered 1940 recital by the great Dorothy Maynor is cause for celebration. Historian Rosalyn M. Story writes, "In the history of American singers, Dorothy Maynor stands out as an artist endowed with the power to exalt, to transport the hearer above the realm of the ordinary and beyond the limits of normal expectation." A discovery of Serge Koussevitzky, who called her, "a musical revelation," Maynor quickly established herself as one of the great talents of the era. This recital program contains riveting interpretations of songs and arias from the German and French and American repertoire. Maynor's last group, and her encores focus on Negro spirituals. Writing in the Washington Post, Paul Hume called Maynor's voice, "a star-spangled glory; its effortless beauty haunted audiences that came to love the singer as much as the song." It was that kind of communication that endeared Maynor to audiences, and made her one of her country's greatest singers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Art July 25, 2008
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Dorothy Maynor was the first superb musician I heard in person, in fact, I was within a dozen feet of her. I was fifteen year old freshman(sic) at Bennett College. She remains, for me, the hallmark of the trained soprano voice. This CD recreates and expands the glorious beauty of her singing and her soul.

I do hope that the newer generations of people discover this ignored-even lost art and artist, as well as others of the era and discipline. Miss Maynor is one of our most precious treasures.
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