Ferrier, Kathleen - A Tribute - 2CDs


 

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Remastered recordings of the great English contralto Kathleen Ferrier reissued by Decca in 2003 on the 50th anniversary of her tragically early death.

Gluck - What is life? [Orfeo ed Euridice] – with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Recorded 27/2/1946, Kingsway Hall, London

Gluck - Che puro ciel [Orfeo ed Euridice, Vienna version, 1762] – with the Southern Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Fritz Stiedry. Recorded 6/1947, Kingsway Hall, London

Handel – Art thou troubled? [Rodelinda] – with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Recorded 27/2/1946, Kingsway Hall, London

Handel – Ombra mai fù [Serse] – with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Recorded 7/19/1948, Kingsway Hall, London

Schubert - An die Musik D547; Der Musensohn D764; Gretchen am Spinnrade; Die junge Nonne D828 – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 3/1947-12/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Mendelssohn – Woe, woe unto them & Oh rest in the Lord [Elijah op. 70] – with The Boyd Neel String Orchestra conducted by Boyd Neel. Recorded 9/1946, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Schumann – Er, der Herrlichste von allen [Frauenliebe und leben op. 42: no.2] – with John Newmark (piano). Recorded 7/1950, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Brahms - Geistliches Wiegenlied op. 91 no. 2 – with Max Gilbert (viola) & Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 2/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Brahms - Sapphische Ode [5 Lieder op. 94: no.4] & Botschaft [5 Lieder op. 47: no.1] – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 12/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Handel - Like as the love-lorn turtle [Atalanta] – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 10/1949, Studio of Norsk Rikskringkasting, Oslo

Stanford - A soft day op.140 no.3 – with Frederick Stone (piano). Recorded 6/1952, BBC Broadcasting House Concert Hall, London

Bridge - Go Not, Happy Day – with Frederick Stone (piano). Recorded 6/1952, BBC Broadcasting House Concert Hall, London

Trad. - Come you not from Newcastle – with Frederick Stone (piano). Recorded 6/1952, BBC Broadcasting House Concert Hall, London

Trad. Northumbrian - The Keel Row & Ma Bonny Lad – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 2/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Trad. - Kitty my love – with Frederick Stone (piano). Recorded 6/1952, BBC Broadcasting House Concert Hall, London

Trad. - Blow the Wind Southerly (unaccompanied) - Recorded 2/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Trad. - Ye Banks and Braes & I have a bonnet trimmed with blue – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 10/12/1951, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Trad. - Down by the Salley Gardens – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 2/1949, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Trad. - The stuttering lovers & Drink to me only with thine eyes – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 10/12/1951, Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

Purcell – Hark! The Echoing Air [The Fairy Queen Z629] – with Phyllis Spurr (piano). Recorded 10/1949, Studio of Norsk Rikskringkasting, Oslo

 Handel – Father of Heaven [Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63] – with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Recorded 10/1952, Kingsway Hall, London

 Handel – O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion & He was despised [Messiah] – with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Recorded 10/1952, Kingsway Hall, London

 Bach, J.S. - Have mercy, Lord on me [St Matthew Passion BWV244] – with David Mccallum (violin) & The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Recorded 2/1946, Kingsway Hall, London

Bach, J.S. – Agnus Dei [Mass in B minor BWV232] – with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Recorded 10/1952, Kingsway Hall, London

Bach, J.S. – All is fulfilled [St John Passion BWV245] – with Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba) & the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Recorded 10/1952, Kingsway Hall, London

Schubert - Du bist die Ruh D776 & Romance: "Der Vollmond strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n" [Incidental music to Rosamunde D797] – with Bruno Walter (piano). Recorded 7/9/1949, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

 Mahler - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Ich atmet' einen linden Duft & Um Mitternacht [Rückert-Lieder] – with the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Bruno Walter. Recorded 14/5/1952, Musikverein, Vienna