Lifting my voice : a memoir

by Hendricks, Barbara,

Format: Print Book 2014
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML420.H3728 A3 2014
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Nonfiction BIOGRAPHY 92 HENDRICKS 2014
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  BIOGRAPHY 92 HENDRICKS 2014
Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti -diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.
Birth of a rebel
New York
The giants of the orchestra
My family
My repertoire and my musical families
Behind the scenes
Arte verum
Human rights.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Operatic soprano and concert singer Hendricks may not have been born a rebel (that came later) but she did possess an inherent quality, curiosity, that has kept her in good stead over the years. Growing up in Arkansas, she sang in her father's church, where African American spirituals spoke to her most directly. These simple songs, she writes, first taught me about our history of slavery and its inherent injustice. In this memorable memoir, Hendricks offers a firsthand view of the burgeoning civil rights movement, citing the infamous 1957 incident at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in which African American students were threatened with violence. From then on, she writes, although nothing in my personal life had changed, everything was different. Human rights became as vital to Hendricks as classical music. In 1987, she was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commission for Refugees, and in 1998, she founded the Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation. The story of her journey from Arkansas ­pastor's daughter to international opera star is inspiring and important.--Sawyers, June Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hendricks, Barbara.
Sopranos (Singers) -- Biography.
Publisher Chicago, Illinois :Chicago Review Press,2014
Language English
Notes "An A Cappella book."
Description viii, 488 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes discography (pages 457-469) and index.
ISBN 9781613748527 (hardback)
1613748523 (hardback)
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