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The Resource Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present : introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire, Elizabeth Nash ; with a preface by Badi G. Foster

Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present : introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire, Elizabeth Nash ; with a preface by Badi G. Foster

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Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present : introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire
Title
Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present
Title remainder
introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Nash ; with a preface by Badi G. Foster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artist profiles. Eva Alberta Jessye -- James Langston Hughes -- Josephine Wright -- Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield -- Sissieretta Jones -- Estelle Pinckney Clough -- Dena J. Epstein -- Benjamin M. Holmes -- Jennie Jackson -- Minnie Tate -- Maggie Porter Cole -- Thomas Rutling -- Georgie Gordon -- Julia Jackson -- Mabel Lewis -- Hinton D. Alexander -- Ella Sheppard -- E. Azalia Hackley -- Julius C. Bledsoe -- Carl Diton -- Abbie Mitchell -- Roland Hayes -- George Shirley -- Todd Duncan -- Camilla Williams -- Marian Anderson -- Paul Robeson -- Dorothy Maynor -- Betty Allen -- Leontyne Price -- William Warfield -- Shirley Verrett -- Grace Bumbry -- Simon Estes -- Jessye Norman -- Sylvia Olden Lee -- Kathleen Battle -- Vinson Cole -- Herbert Perry -- Mark S. Doss -- Denyce Graves -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Rosalyn M. Story -- James Weldon Johnson -- John Lovell, Jr. -- John Wesley Work -- J.A. Myers -- Marion Kerby -- Edward H. Boatner -- Harry T. Burleigh -- Hall Johnson -- Norman L. Merrifield -- Marvin V. Curtis -- Lee V. Cloud
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.0092/396073
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML400
LC item number
.N256 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present : introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire, Elizabeth Nash ; with a preface by Badi G. Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-505) and index
Contents
  • Three prima donnas. Josephine Wright, "Black women and classical music," Women's studies quarterly 12: no. 3 (Fall 1984), pp. 18-21 -- "The black swan," Illustrated news, April 2, 1853 (n. pag.) -- Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, New York herald, April 1, 1853 (n pag.) -- "Her favorite is "L'africaine"," The Detroit tribune, 12 February 1893, p. 6 -- "Sissieretta Jones," Evening news Detroit times. Undated press scrapbook -- "Interview with Faith Fenton," Empire (Toronto) Undated press scrapbook -- "Sissieretta Jones," Commercial (Louisville), Undated press scrapbook -- "Has sung around the world," Pittsburgh post, 6 March 1906 (n. pag.) -- S.E. Wilson, "An artist of rare culture," Alexanders magazine 1, May 15, 1905, pp. 36-38.
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  • Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers. Dena J. Epstein, "Black spirituals: their emergence into public knowledge," Black music research newsletter 8, no. 2 (spring 1986), pp. 5-8 -- "Benjamin M. Holmes," The Jubilee Singers, and their campaign for twenty thousand dollars by Rev. G.D. Pike (London: Hodder and Stoughton. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1874), pp. 57-60 -- "Jennie Jackson," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 61-62 -- "'Minnie Tate," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 62-63 -- Maggie Porter Cole, "The Jubilee Singers on the ocean and in Europe," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 33-35 -- W. Barton Beatty, "Maggie Porter Cole," Fisk University news, December 1939 -- "Thomas Rutling," The Jubilee Singers pp. 54-57 -- Thomas Rutling, "My life since leaving the Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 36-37 -- "Georgie Gordon," The Jubilee Singers, p. 69 -- Georgia Gordon Taylor, "Reminiscences of Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 28-30 -- "Julia Jackson," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 69-72 -- "Mabel Lewis," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 72-73 -- Mabel Lewis Imes, "Some hotel experiences," Fisk University news (October 1911 ), pp. 38-41 -- Hinton D. Alexander, "Reminiscences of Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 38-41 -- Dorothy Sterling, editor, "Washerwomen, maumas, exodusters, Jubileers," We are your sisters: black women in the nineteenth century (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1984), p. 384-385.
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  • Early 20th century singers. E. Azalia Hackley, The colored girl beautiful (Kansas City: Burton Publishing Company Publishers, 1916) pp. 28-29 -- Elizabeth Jones, "What Madame Azalia Hackley accomplished," Philadelphia tribune, 1912, p. 1 -- E. Azalia Hackley, "Hints to young colored artists," New York age, 14 March 1915 -- Jules Bledsoe, "Has a Negro a place in the theatre," Opportunity, 6 (July 1928), p. 215 -- Carl Diton, "The struggle of the Negro musician," The etude (February 1930), pp. 89-90 -- Eva Jessye, "The actors in "Hallelujah" didn't get enormous salaries," The Baltimore Afro-American, 5 July 1930, p. 8 -- Ruby Berkley Goodwin, "The adorable Abbie Mitchell," Abbott's monthly (March 1933). pp. 11, 42-43 -- Roland Hayes as told to Laura Haddock, "My song is nothing," The Christian Science monitor (from the Magazine), Nov. 22, 1947, p. 6.
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  • 1930-present : secular. George Shirley, "The black performer: it's been a long, hard road from the minstrels to the Met," Opera news 35, no. 13 (January 30, 1971), pp. 6-13 -- Todd Duncan, "To sing. But where? : a singer who believes there is no set pattern for success," Opera and concert (August 1950), pp. 8-10 -- Elizabeth Nash and Patricia Turner, "The master singer: a pioneering performer looks back on a life in which he broke new ground not only as an artist but as a fighter for justice: an interview with Todd Duncan," American legacy 4, no. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 67 -- Elizabeth Nash, "A day with Camilla Williams," Opera quarterly 18, no. 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 219-230 -- Marian Anderson, "At the Metropolitan," My Lord what a morning (New York: The Viking Press, 1956), pp. 293-305 -- Paul Robeson, "A later statement by the author," Here I stand (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988), pp. 119-121 -- Dorothy Maynor, "Arts in the ghetto," Music educators journal (March 1968), pp. 39-40, 135-136 -- Betty Allen, "Creating elitism," Opera news 58, no. 5 (Nov. 1993), p. 22 -- Robert Jacobson, "Collard greens and caviar" (1), Opera news 50 no. 1 (July 1985), pp. 18-23 -- Robert Jacobson, "Collard greens and caviar" (2), Opera news 50, no. 2 (August 1985), pp. 28, 30, 32-33, 46-47 -- William Warfield with Alton Miller, "The tradition continues," My music and my life, (Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing Inc., 1991), pp. 226-229 -- Fred Morsell, "Shirley Verrett," The crisis (Jan. 1980), pp. 7-14 -- Shirley Verrett, "Welcoming remarks," National Opera Association gala banquet and concert honoring four operatic trailblazers: Mattiwilda Dobbs, Todd Duncan, Camilla Williams and Robert McFerrin, Cambridge, MA, December 1, 1995 -- Fred Morsell, "Grace Bumbry," The crisis (November 1977), pp. 446-450 -- Simon Estes with Mary L. Swanson "Bayreuth," Simon Estes: in his own voice, (Urbandale, IA: Landauer Corporation), pp. 81, 84, 86, 106, 143 -- William Livingstone, "Jessye Norman: 'I want to communicate, to be understood in many ways and on many levels,'" Stereo review (October 1989), pp. 102-105 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, The memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 118-121-- James A. Van Sant, "Miss Margaret's way," Opera news volume 60, number 12 (March 21 1996), p. 29 -- Brian Kellow, "On the beat," Opera news 66, no. 5 (November 2001), p. 12 -- Carol Kimball, "Lunch with a young American artist: Herbert Perry', The opera journal volume XXIX, number 3 (1996), pp. 46-50 -- Bruce Duffle, "Conversation piece: Mark S. Doss," The opera journal 32 (June 1999), pp. 17-27 -- Brian Kellow, "Diva, inc.," Opera news 66, no. 3 (September 2001), pp. 24-29.
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  • 1920-present : sacred. Paul Laurence Dunbar, "The ol' tunes," Lyrics of lowly life (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1896), pp. 122-124 -- Rosalyn M. Story, "My soul is a witness: a digression on the black church and the spiritual," And so I sing: African-American divas of opera and concert (New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1993), pp. 171-182 -- James Weldon Johnson, "Preface," The book of American Negro spirituals (New York: The Viking Press Inc., 1925), pp. 11-12, 42-50 -- John Lovell, Jr., "The social implications of the Negro spiritual," Journal of Negro education 8, no. 4 (October 1939), pp. 634-643 -- "John Work: martyr and singer," The crisis (May 1926), pp. 32-34 -- John Wesley Work, "The development of the music of the Negro from the folk song to the art song and the art chorus," Journal of the proceedings of the twelfth annual meeting of the Music Supervisors' National Conference, St. Louis (April 1, 1919), pp, 42-46 -- J.A. Myers, "Respect spirit of Negro song, is plea of Fisk leader, J.A. Myers, tenor and director of famous university singers, discusses the music of his people," New York City musical America (July 15, 1922) -- Marion Kerby, "A warning against over-refinement of the Negro spiritual: primitive ruggedness often lost in modern attempts to glorify folk music-something about "exaltations"," The musician (July 1928), pp. 9, 29-30 -- Edward H. Boatner, "Edward H. Boatner tells what the spiritual really means to the Negro," Musical courier 98, no. 1 (Jan. 3, 1929), p. 18 -- Harry T. Burleigh, "On spirituals," Challenge 1, no. 1 (March 1934), pp. 26-27 -- Hall Johnson, "Songs of protest: a review," Opportunity 14 (August 1936), pp. 241-244 -- Hall Johnson, "Preface," Thirty spirituals arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson, (New York: G. Schirmer, 1949), pp. 4-5 -- Roland Hayes, "My songs," My songs: Aframerican religious folk songs arranged and interpreted by Roland Hayes (Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, 1948), pp. 3, 8-13 -- Norman L. Merrifield, "Spiritual distortion," Music educators journal (June-July 1955), pp. 44-46 -- Marian Anderson, "Songs I sing," My Lord, what a morning (New York: The Viking Press, 1956) pp. 203-206 -- Paul Robeson, "Love will find out the way," Here I stand (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988) pp. 48-62 -- Marvin V. Curtis and Lee V. Cloud, "The African-American spiritual: traditions and performance practices," Choral journal 32 (November 1991), pp. 15-22 -- "Tenor George Shirley: you have to translate the composer and the poet," Fidelio (Winter 1993), pp. 65-68 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, the memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 139-143 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, the memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 115-118 [spirituals in concert, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle].
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Control code
154309262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 511 p.
Isbn
9780773452503
Lccn
2007028006
System control number
  • ocn154309262
  • (OCoLC)154309262
Label
Autobiographical reminiscences of African-American classical singers, 1853-present : introducing their spiritual heritage into the concert repertoire, Elizabeth Nash ; with a preface by Badi G. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-505) and index
Contents
  • Three prima donnas. Josephine Wright, "Black women and classical music," Women's studies quarterly 12: no. 3 (Fall 1984), pp. 18-21 -- "The black swan," Illustrated news, April 2, 1853 (n. pag.) -- Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, New York herald, April 1, 1853 (n pag.) -- "Her favorite is "L'africaine"," The Detroit tribune, 12 February 1893, p. 6 -- "Sissieretta Jones," Evening news Detroit times. Undated press scrapbook -- "Interview with Faith Fenton," Empire (Toronto) Undated press scrapbook -- "Sissieretta Jones," Commercial (Louisville), Undated press scrapbook -- "Has sung around the world," Pittsburgh post, 6 March 1906 (n. pag.) -- S.E. Wilson, "An artist of rare culture," Alexanders magazine 1, May 15, 1905, pp. 36-38.
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  • Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers. Dena J. Epstein, "Black spirituals: their emergence into public knowledge," Black music research newsletter 8, no. 2 (spring 1986), pp. 5-8 -- "Benjamin M. Holmes," The Jubilee Singers, and their campaign for twenty thousand dollars by Rev. G.D. Pike (London: Hodder and Stoughton. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1874), pp. 57-60 -- "Jennie Jackson," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 61-62 -- "'Minnie Tate," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 62-63 -- Maggie Porter Cole, "The Jubilee Singers on the ocean and in Europe," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 33-35 -- W. Barton Beatty, "Maggie Porter Cole," Fisk University news, December 1939 -- "Thomas Rutling," The Jubilee Singers pp. 54-57 -- Thomas Rutling, "My life since leaving the Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 36-37 -- "Georgie Gordon," The Jubilee Singers, p. 69 -- Georgia Gordon Taylor, "Reminiscences of Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 28-30 -- "Julia Jackson," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 69-72 -- "Mabel Lewis," The Jubilee Singers, pp. 72-73 -- Mabel Lewis Imes, "Some hotel experiences," Fisk University news (October 1911 ), pp. 38-41 -- Hinton D. Alexander, "Reminiscences of Jubilee Singers," Fisk University news (October 1911), pp. 38-41 -- Dorothy Sterling, editor, "Washerwomen, maumas, exodusters, Jubileers," We are your sisters: black women in the nineteenth century (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1984), p. 384-385.
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  • Early 20th century singers. E. Azalia Hackley, The colored girl beautiful (Kansas City: Burton Publishing Company Publishers, 1916) pp. 28-29 -- Elizabeth Jones, "What Madame Azalia Hackley accomplished," Philadelphia tribune, 1912, p. 1 -- E. Azalia Hackley, "Hints to young colored artists," New York age, 14 March 1915 -- Jules Bledsoe, "Has a Negro a place in the theatre," Opportunity, 6 (July 1928), p. 215 -- Carl Diton, "The struggle of the Negro musician," The etude (February 1930), pp. 89-90 -- Eva Jessye, "The actors in "Hallelujah" didn't get enormous salaries," The Baltimore Afro-American, 5 July 1930, p. 8 -- Ruby Berkley Goodwin, "The adorable Abbie Mitchell," Abbott's monthly (March 1933). pp. 11, 42-43 -- Roland Hayes as told to Laura Haddock, "My song is nothing," The Christian Science monitor (from the Magazine), Nov. 22, 1947, p. 6.
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  • 1930-present : secular. George Shirley, "The black performer: it's been a long, hard road from the minstrels to the Met," Opera news 35, no. 13 (January 30, 1971), pp. 6-13 -- Todd Duncan, "To sing. But where? : a singer who believes there is no set pattern for success," Opera and concert (August 1950), pp. 8-10 -- Elizabeth Nash and Patricia Turner, "The master singer: a pioneering performer looks back on a life in which he broke new ground not only as an artist but as a fighter for justice: an interview with Todd Duncan," American legacy 4, no. 3 (Fall 1998), pp. 67 -- Elizabeth Nash, "A day with Camilla Williams," Opera quarterly 18, no. 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 219-230 -- Marian Anderson, "At the Metropolitan," My Lord what a morning (New York: The Viking Press, 1956), pp. 293-305 -- Paul Robeson, "A later statement by the author," Here I stand (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988), pp. 119-121 -- Dorothy Maynor, "Arts in the ghetto," Music educators journal (March 1968), pp. 39-40, 135-136 -- Betty Allen, "Creating elitism," Opera news 58, no. 5 (Nov. 1993), p. 22 -- Robert Jacobson, "Collard greens and caviar" (1), Opera news 50 no. 1 (July 1985), pp. 18-23 -- Robert Jacobson, "Collard greens and caviar" (2), Opera news 50, no. 2 (August 1985), pp. 28, 30, 32-33, 46-47 -- William Warfield with Alton Miller, "The tradition continues," My music and my life, (Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing Inc., 1991), pp. 226-229 -- Fred Morsell, "Shirley Verrett," The crisis (Jan. 1980), pp. 7-14 -- Shirley Verrett, "Welcoming remarks," National Opera Association gala banquet and concert honoring four operatic trailblazers: Mattiwilda Dobbs, Todd Duncan, Camilla Williams and Robert McFerrin, Cambridge, MA, December 1, 1995 -- Fred Morsell, "Grace Bumbry," The crisis (November 1977), pp. 446-450 -- Simon Estes with Mary L. Swanson "Bayreuth," Simon Estes: in his own voice, (Urbandale, IA: Landauer Corporation), pp. 81, 84, 86, 106, 143 -- William Livingstone, "Jessye Norman: 'I want to communicate, to be understood in many ways and on many levels,'" Stereo review (October 1989), pp. 102-105 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, The memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 118-121-- James A. Van Sant, "Miss Margaret's way," Opera news volume 60, number 12 (March 21 1996), p. 29 -- Brian Kellow, "On the beat," Opera news 66, no. 5 (November 2001), p. 12 -- Carol Kimball, "Lunch with a young American artist: Herbert Perry', The opera journal volume XXIX, number 3 (1996), pp. 46-50 -- Bruce Duffle, "Conversation piece: Mark S. Doss," The opera journal 32 (June 1999), pp. 17-27 -- Brian Kellow, "Diva, inc.," Opera news 66, no. 3 (September 2001), pp. 24-29.
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  • 1920-present : sacred. Paul Laurence Dunbar, "The ol' tunes," Lyrics of lowly life (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1896), pp. 122-124 -- Rosalyn M. Story, "My soul is a witness: a digression on the black church and the spiritual," And so I sing: African-American divas of opera and concert (New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1993), pp. 171-182 -- James Weldon Johnson, "Preface," The book of American Negro spirituals (New York: The Viking Press Inc., 1925), pp. 11-12, 42-50 -- John Lovell, Jr., "The social implications of the Negro spiritual," Journal of Negro education 8, no. 4 (October 1939), pp. 634-643 -- "John Work: martyr and singer," The crisis (May 1926), pp. 32-34 -- John Wesley Work, "The development of the music of the Negro from the folk song to the art song and the art chorus," Journal of the proceedings of the twelfth annual meeting of the Music Supervisors' National Conference, St. Louis (April 1, 1919), pp, 42-46 -- J.A. Myers, "Respect spirit of Negro song, is plea of Fisk leader, J.A. Myers, tenor and director of famous university singers, discusses the music of his people," New York City musical America (July 15, 1922) -- Marion Kerby, "A warning against over-refinement of the Negro spiritual: primitive ruggedness often lost in modern attempts to glorify folk music-something about "exaltations"," The musician (July 1928), pp. 9, 29-30 -- Edward H. Boatner, "Edward H. Boatner tells what the spiritual really means to the Negro," Musical courier 98, no. 1 (Jan. 3, 1929), p. 18 -- Harry T. Burleigh, "On spirituals," Challenge 1, no. 1 (March 1934), pp. 26-27 -- Hall Johnson, "Songs of protest: a review," Opportunity 14 (August 1936), pp. 241-244 -- Hall Johnson, "Preface," Thirty spirituals arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson, (New York: G. Schirmer, 1949), pp. 4-5 -- Roland Hayes, "My songs," My songs: Aframerican religious folk songs arranged and interpreted by Roland Hayes (Boston: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, 1948), pp. 3, 8-13 -- Norman L. Merrifield, "Spiritual distortion," Music educators journal (June-July 1955), pp. 44-46 -- Marian Anderson, "Songs I sing," My Lord, what a morning (New York: The Viking Press, 1956) pp. 203-206 -- Paul Robeson, "Love will find out the way," Here I stand (Boston: Beacon Press, 1988) pp. 48-62 -- Marvin V. Curtis and Lee V. Cloud, "The African-American spiritual: traditions and performance practices," Choral journal 32 (November 1991), pp. 15-22 -- "Tenor George Shirley: you have to translate the composer and the poet," Fidelio (Winter 1993), pp. 65-68 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, the memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 139-143 -- Sylvia Olden Lee and Elizabeth Nash, the memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001), pp. 115-118 [spirituals in concert, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle].
  • dmmc
Control code
154309262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 511 p.
Isbn
9780773452503
Lccn
2007028006
System control number
  • ocn154309262
  • (OCoLC)154309262

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