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ClassicsOnline Home » Vocal Recital: Ferrier, Kathleen - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / GLUCK, C.W. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. (Arias and Songs) (1946-1950)

Vocal Recital: Ferrier, Kathleen - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / GLUCK, C.W. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. (Arias and Songs) (1946-1950)

Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.112071
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Singers
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

Kathleen Ferrier was one of the greatest British singers of the 20th century. For 10 years she enjoyed an unparallelled career, admired equally for the generous warmth and sincerity of her interpretations as for her uniquely splendid contralto voice. This reissue features 12 arias and songs that Ferrier recorded for Decca between 1946 and 1950. In addition there are eight treasurable items from a 1949 Norwegian Radio recital in Oslo, which include her only published recordings of Hugo Wolf.

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Vocal Recital: Ferrier, Kathleen - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / GLUCK, C.W. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. (Arias and Songs) (1946-1950) 1:18:18   
  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Have mercy, Lord, on me 8:23       
  Rodelinda, HWV 19, Act I: Aria: Art thou troubled? (Dove sei?) 4:43       
  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Aria: Ombra mai fu 4:42       
  Orfeo ed Euridice, Act III: Aria: What is life to me without thee (Che faro senza Euridice?) 4:30       
  Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25 (excerpts)          
      Part I: Arioso: Woe unto them who forsake him! 3:13       
      Part II: Aria: O rest in the Lord 3:41       
  The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V: Hark! The echoing air a triumph sings (arr. for voice and piano) 3:15       
  Atalanta, HWV 35, Act I: Aria: Like as the love-lorn turtle (Come allat tortorella langue) (arr. for voice and piano) 7:07       
  Admeto, HWV 22, Act I: Aria: How changed the vision (Cangio d'aspetto il crudo fato) (arr. for voice and piano) 4:57       
  Morike Lieder (excerpts)          
      No. 12. Verborgenheit 3:44       
      No. 17. Der Gartner 1:46       
      No. 23. Auf ein altes Bild 3:17       
      No. 15. Auf einer Wanderung 3:39       
  Altar (arr. for voice and piano) 4:01       
  Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118 3:15       
  Die junge Nonne, Op. 43, No. 1, D. 828 4:45       
  An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547 3:09       
  Der Musensohn, Op. 92, No. 1, D. 764 2:18       
  Lieder und Gesange II, Op. 51: No. 2. Volksliedchen 1:20       
  Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1. Widmung 2:33       
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