Barbara Hendricks (04/03/1978)

February 12, 2021, 11:00 pm

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Barbara Hendricks (Photo: Denise Grünstein, CC BY 3.0, cropped, via Wikimedia Commons)

In the Spring of 1978, Studs Terkel spent a musical hour with African-American operatic soprano Barbara Hendricks. They spoke of her meteorically rising career, played some of her recordings of works by Schubert and Gershwin, and reminisced about her mentor, Jennie Tourel.