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.
"I love listening to singers that are coming through in their new shiny diamond careers, and for them to actually see the rough diamonds getting to the end of their careers!" Next year will mark Bryn's quarter century in the business, having graduated with a clutch of accolades including the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award and runner-up in the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition (he did, however, take away the Lieder prize).
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.
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.
The names alone call up two generations of music making: Heddle Nash, Kathleen Ferrier, Janet Baker.
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