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Kathleen Ferrier Edition Vol 8 - Blow The Wind Southerly


Release Date: 06/16/1992 
Label:  London/Decca Historic Series Catalog #: 433475   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  AnonymousTraditionalHugh RobertsonIvor Gurney,   ... 
Performer:  Kathleen FerrierPhyllis SpurrJohn Newmark
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When you come to think about it, how amazing it is that a singer whose recording career lasted only seven years (where Decca is concerned) could produce enough material to fill ten CDs even allowing for the addition of much off-the-air material... Listening to many of these discs, I found again and again it was this fervour of style, whether 'speaking' of spiritual or physical passion, that so characterized Ferrier's singing. It's there in her wonderfully thoughtful, inward account of Quilter's Now Sleeps the crimson petal on the "Blow the Wind Southerly" disc of British song (Disc 8)...

For those who want to make a choice or are for some reason coming new to Ferrier, I would recommend Read more href="http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=170457">the fifth disc with the unforgettable Chausson and Brahms...and the ninth disc, the Edinburgh recital with Walter, which has much the more telling of her two accounts of Frauenliebe und -leben. After that, and perhaps to catch the voice at its fullest as recorded, the eighth disc, the "Blow the wind Southerly" offering, which shows off Ferrier at her most relaxed with several examples of her gift at projecting humour.

-- Gramophone [6/1992]

These selections were recorded between 1949-1951.
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Works on This Recording

1.
My bonny lad by Anonymous
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: England 
Language: English 
2.
The keel row by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
3.
Blow the wind southerly by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: England 
Language: English 
4.
I have a bonnet trimmed with blue by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Language: English 
5.
My boy Willie by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
6.
I know where I'm going by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Language: English 
7.
The Fidgety Bairn by Hugh Robertson
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), John Newmark (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Language: English 
8.
I will walk with my love by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Language: English 
9.
Ca' the yowes to the knowes by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), John Newmark (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Language: English 
10.
O waly, waly by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: England 
Language: English 
11.
Willow, Willow by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
12.
The stuttering lovers by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Language: English 
13.
Now sleeps the crimson petal by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
14.
Fair house of joy by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
15.
To daisies by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
16.
Over the mountains by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Language: English 
17.
Ye banks and braes o' bonie Doon by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: Scotland 
Language: English 
18.
Drink to me only with thine eyes by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: England 
Language: English 
19.
Down by the Salley Gardens by Ivor Gurney
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Language: English 
20.
Lover's curse by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Written: England 
Language: English 
21.
Have you seen but a white lily grow? by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto), Phyllis Spurr (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1616; England 
Language: English 

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