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Re: Late Leontyne Price

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"M. Williams" <[log in to unmask]>

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M. Williams

Date:

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:27:07 -0400

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>... and she produced a
>magnificent C in the 'Libera me', only to compromise it by a wild swoop
>downward that would have embarrassed even Zinka.

By 1982 Price certainly had nothing to prove to anyone. She probably sang
for her own enjoyment first and may have thought, "Those who love me love me
and those who don't don't."

>
>I have read that during the civil rights movement she came to feel her
>singing was too European and began doing things that she thought more
>authentically African-American, but this seems far-fetched to me.

Where did you read that?

Regards,
Martin Williams

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