Kathleen Ferrier

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    Blow the Wind SoutherlyKathleen Ferrier
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    Um Mitternacht (by Mahler)Kathleen Ferrier
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    Kindertotenlieder, 5 Songs on Texts by Friedrich Rückert: I. "Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n" (Langsam und schwer mütig, nicht schleppend)Kathleen Ferrier
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    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommenKathleen Ferrier
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    Ich atmet' einen linden DuftKathleen Ferrier
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        Although her career was tragically short, Kathleen Ferrier was among the most famous English singers of the twentieth century. Her contralto voice -- a rarity in itself -- was characterized by a firm, warm tone that found its expressive niche in the great works of oratorio and art song, as well as in her two operatic roles (only two!): Lucretia in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Orfeo in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. Born in Lancashire on April 22, 1912, Ferrier studied the pi... Read more

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