(1965) Oil on canvas
Photo from Harvard Gazette Archives
In 1956, he heard her perform in a "thrilling concert"* in Paris.
Anderson performed Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler at this event. She sang in German, accompanied by the French National Radio Orchestra, at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées on November 22nd. The conductor of the orchestra was Jascha Horenstein.
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
© Discover Paris!
While I have not been able to access any excerpts of the recording made of this concert, I was able to find recordings of Anderson performing the same music accompanied by the San Francisco Orchestra in 1950. Click here to listen!
*Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney, by David Leeming