Kathleen Ferrier


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Ferrier, Kathleen,

1912–53, British contralto, b. Higher Walton, Lancashire. Ferrier began voice lessons at 25. She became known for her rich, expressive, and remarkably low voice. Her celebrated performances include the title role in the premiere of Benjamin Britten's Rape of Lucretia (1946). Ferrier's interpretations of Gluck's Orfeo, the angel in Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, and works of Mahler and Brahms were greatly acclaimed.
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And if the reputation of Kathleen Ferrier (excerpts from her most popular songs are included) causes even a handful of young readers to listen to that sublime voice, the book will bring riches indeed.
She had studied under Dr Hutchinson who taught the famous soprano Kathleen Ferrier and was a former vice president of Teesside Musical Theatre Company.
Published for the centenary of her birth, this volume collects about 400 letters and the personal diaries of British lyric contralto Kathleen Ferrier, who died in 1953 of breast cancer.
Kitty, who is a Kathleen Ferrier Award winner, said: "Having spent so many happy childhood holidays in the North East, it will be a thrill to return and perform up there.
He graduated in 1989, winning both the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Award and the Gold Medal.
Another nitpicking detail concerns Hugo Rignold, who conducted the London Symphony Orchestra strings accompanying the great mezzo-soprano Kathleen Ferrier in an early BBC broadcast of Lennox Berkeley's wonderful song-cycle Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila.
The biography of Kathleen Ferrier, a classical singer who became famous during the Second World War, was due back by February 16, 1959.
It would be bad for the party and bad for the country," Kathleen Ferrier, a member of the Dutch parliament, said at the congress in Arnhem.
Walter, with Kathleen Ferrier and Julius Patzak as soloists (Decca/Universal, 1952) is challenged note for rigorous note by Klemperer with Christa Ludwig and the short-lived Fritz Wunderlich (EMI, 1967).
International Academy of Voice baritone Njabulo Madlala, 28, was awarded first prize in the annual Kathleen Ferrier Award Competition at Wigmore Hall in London.
Hall, Billy Ed Wheeler, Doc Watson, Judy Collins, Lew Murphy, Omar Blondahl, John McCormack, Paul Robeson, and Kathleen Ferrier on pop radio all day, I wouldn't have gotten any reading done.
It's no coincidence that such great singers as Kathleen Ferrier and Janet Baker helped secure their reputations by making Orfeo their own.
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