MARIAN ANDERSON - MAGAZINE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FRANZ RUPP - HFSID 178106
Sale Price $396.00
MARIAN ANDERSON and FRANZ RUPP
The singer signs her photograph in a promotional magazine for artists and her accompanist signs his own page.
Magazine signed: "Marian Anderson" beneath color photograph of the contralto on the first page, 24 pages, 8¾x11½. Also signed: "Franz Rupp" as accompanist on page 13 featuring his black and white photograph and biography. Promotional book for artists presented by S. Hurok, "Impresario of the Arts". Marian Anderson (1899-1993), a contralto who sang both operas and spirituals, began her concert career in 1924 and debuted with the Philadelphia Philharmonic in 1925. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow Anderson, a Black American, to perform in Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Hall. In response, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the D.A.R. and arranged for a concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Anderson, the first Black performer to debut with New York's Metropolitan Opera (1955), later became a permanent member of the company. The late conductor Arturo Toscanini commented of Anderson, "A voice like hers comes once in a century." In 2005, she was honored on a 37-cent postage stamp. Marian Anderson's accompanist for several years FRANZ RUPP (1901-1992) was born in Schongau, Germany. After studying at the Munich Academy of Music he toured Europe as a concert soloist and accompanist to artists like Marian Anderson, violinist Fritz Kreisler, and the cellist Emanuel Feuermann. In 1938 he moved to New York City and soon established a presence in New York's music circuit. Rupp continued to perform throughout his life and his final public performance was in Austria in 1985. Identifying labels affixed at upper left corner of cover. Cover is lightly creased and worn, inside pages lightly creased. Ink smudged at "An" of signature. Stray ink marks on inside cover. Otherwise, fine condition.
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