Marian Anderson with Kosti Vehanen a the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, Austria, 1935.
flipFlip to Marian Anderson (center) with her mother and sisters Alyse (left), and Ethel (right), circa 1910.
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A man wearing a tuxedo sits at the piano and a woman in formal wear stands beside the piano.

Credit: Marian Anderson Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

In the mid-1930s Marian Anderson built an international reputation through her acclaimed performances in Europe. It was during an afternoon concert at a hotel ballroom in Salzburg, Austria, in 1935 that conductor Arturo Toscanini proclaimed that "a voice like hers is heard only once in a hundred years."

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