Music: Black Diva

Many a mewling white tenor has strutted the proscenium at Manhattan's Metropolitan while more gifted Negro singers, by long-standing custom, were excluded. But in the field of concert singing Negroes like Roland Hayes and Paul Robeson have held their own with the best. Today's most famous Negro singer is soft-spoken Contralto Marian Anderson, whose big, warm-blooded voice is conceded to be one of the world's finest. Last summer at the tony Berkshire Festival near Stockbridge, Mass., another remarkable Negro voice! this time a soprano, threatened to claim a share of Contralto Anderson's laurels....

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