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Kathleen Ferrier Edition Vol 5 - Chausson, Brahms, Rubbra


Release Date: 09/06/2007 
Label:  London/Decca Historic Series Catalog #: 433472   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ernest ChaussonTraditionalEdmund RubbraJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor:  Sir John BarbirolliSir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé OrchestraBBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[T]he fifth disc [of Decca's Kathleen Ferrier Edition], which comprises material all drawn from BBC broadcasts—Chausson's Poeme, Brahms's Vier ernste Gesänge plus a recital of English songs...are real facsimiles of how I recall Ferrier sounding in performance. The Brahms reading, above all, suggests all Ferrier's attributes—the total conviction that she projected when singing in her own language, the generosity of tone and phrase, the inner passion... For those who want to make a choice or are for some reason coming new to Ferrier, I would recommend the fifth disc with the unforgettable Chausson and Brahms...

-- Gramophone [6/1992]

Selections were recorded in 1949, 1951 and 1953.
[T]he fifth disc [of Decca's Kathleen Ferrier Edition], which comprises material all drawn from BBC broadcasts—Chausson's Poeme, Brahms's Vier ernste Gesänge plus a recital of English songs...are real facsimiles of how I recall Ferrier sounding in performance. The Brahms reading, above all, suggests all Ferrier's attributes—the total conviction that she projected when singing in her own language, the generosity of tone and phrase, the inner passion... For those who want to make a choice or are for some reason coming new to Ferrier, I would recommend the fifth disc with the unforgettable Chausson and Brahms...

-- Gramophone [6/1992]

Selections were recorded in 1949, 1951 and 1953.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1890; France 
Language: French 
2.
Discovery by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Language: English 
3.
Red skies by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Language: English 
4.
Wind by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Language: English 
5.
Clouds by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Written: England 
Language: English 
6.
Psalms (3), Op. 61: Psalm 6 "O, lord rebuke me not" by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Language: English 
7.
Psalms (3), Op. 61: Psalm 23 "The lord is my shepherd" by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Language: English 
8.
Psalms (3), Op. 61: Psalm 150 "Praise ye the lord" by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Language: English 
9.
Serious Songs (4), Op. 121 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kathleen Ferrier (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Malcolm Sargent 

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