Kathleen Ferrier
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1912-04-22
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Biography

Kathleen Mary Ferrier, (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of ...

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Biography

Kathleen Mary Ferrier, (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. She was especially known in Britain for her unaccompanied recording of the Northumbrian folk tune Blow the Wind Southerly, which was played regularly on BBC Radio for many years after her death.

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Hugo Wolf
Verborgenheit (Seclusion) - Mörike Lieder
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Verborgenheit (Seclusion) - Mörike Lieder Verborgenheit (Seclusion) - Mörike Lieder Verborgenheit (Seclusion) - Mörike Lieder Verborgenheit (Seclusion) - Mörike Lieder
Traditional English, Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr
The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano
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The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano The Keel row - trad., arr. for voice and piano
Kathleen Ferrier
What Is Life? 
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What Is Life?  What Is Life?  What Is Life?  What Is Life? 
George Frideric Handel
Ottone, re di Germania - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1, no.2; La Speranza e giunta (La primavera)
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Ottone, re di Germania - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1, no.2; La Speranza e giunta (La primavera) Ottone, re di Germania - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1, no.2; La Speranza e giunta (La primavera) Ottone, re di Germania - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1, no.2; La Speranza e giunta (La primavera) Ottone, re di Germania - opera in 3 acts: Act 1 sc.1, no.2; La Speranza e giunta (La primavera)
Kathleen Ferrier
Blow the Wind Southerly, British Songs
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Blow the Wind Southerly, British Songs Blow the Wind Southerly, British Songs Blow the Wind Southerly, British Songs Blow the Wind Southerly, British Songs
[traditional]
The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song)
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The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song) The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song) The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song) The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice]
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What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice] What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice] What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice] What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice]
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice
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Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice
Trad. & Kathleen Ferrier
The Keel Row
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The Keel Row The Keel Row The Keel Row The Keel Row
Trad. & Kathleen Ferrier
Blow The Wind Southerly
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Blow The Wind Southerly Blow The Wind Southerly Blow The Wind Southerly Blow The Wind Southerly
[traditional]
My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano
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My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano
Kathleen Ferrier
Down by the Salley Gardens
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Down by the Salley Gardens Down by the Salley Gardens Down by the Salley Gardens Down by the Salley Gardens
Sir Edward Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius: My work is done
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The Dream of Gerontius: My work is done The Dream of Gerontius: My work is done The Dream of Gerontius: My work is done The Dream of Gerontius: My work is done
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice?
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Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice? Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice? Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice? Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice?
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.47; Erbarme dich [aria]
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Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.47; Erbarme dich [aria] Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.47; Erbarme dich [aria] Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.47; Erbarme dich [aria] Matthauspassion BWV.244: no.47; Erbarme dich [aria]
[traditional]
O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song)
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O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song) O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song) O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song) O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song)
[traditional]
The Keel Row (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr)
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The Keel Row (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) The Keel Row (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) The Keel Row (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) The Keel Row (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr)
Kathleen Ferrier
An die Musik, D.547 (feat. Phyllis Spurr)
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An die Musik, D.547 (feat. Phyllis Spurr) An die Musik, D.547 (feat. Phyllis Spurr) An die Musik, D.547 (feat. Phyllis Spurr) An die Musik, D.547 (feat. Phyllis Spurr)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice) (feat. Kathleen Ferrier)
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What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice) (feat. Kathleen Ferrier) What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice) (feat. Kathleen Ferrier) What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice) (feat. Kathleen Ferrier) What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice) (feat. Kathleen Ferrier)
[traditional]
I have a bonnet trimmed with blue, arranged Hughes
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I have a bonnet trimmed with blue, arranged Hughes I have a bonnet trimmed with blue, arranged Hughes I have a bonnet trimmed with blue, arranged Hughes I have a bonnet trimmed with blue, arranged Hughes
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter & Kathleen Ferrier
Kindertotenlieder vers. for voice & orch
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Kindertotenlieder vers. for voice & orch Kindertotenlieder vers. for voice & orch Kindertotenlieder vers. for voice & orch Kindertotenlieder vers. for voice & orch
Trad & Kathleen Ferrier
Blow the Wind Southerly
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Blow the Wind Southerly Blow the Wind Southerly Blow the Wind Southerly Blow the Wind Southerly
London S O., Christoph Willibald Gluck, Sir Malcolm Sargent & Kathleen Ferrier
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
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Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Kathleen Ferrier
'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3 sc.1 (feat. London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent)
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'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3 sc.1 (feat. London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent) 'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3 sc.1 (feat. London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent) 'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3 sc.1 (feat. London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent) 'Che faro senza Euridice' from Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3 sc.1 (feat. London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Sargent)
Roger Quilter
To Julia (Op.8), no.3; To daisies (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr)
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To Julia (Op.8), no.3; To daisies (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) To Julia (Op.8), no.3; To daisies (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) To Julia (Op.8), no.3; To daisies (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr) To Julia (Op.8), no.3; To daisies (feat. Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr)
Kathleen Ferrier
Art Thou Troubled?
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Art Thou Troubled? Art Thou Troubled? Art Thou Troubled? Art Thou Troubled?
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Biography

Kathleen Mary Ferrier, (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. She was especially known in Britain for her unaccompanied recording of the Northumbrian folk tune Blow the Wind Southerly, which was played regularly on BBC Radio for many years after her death.

The daughter of a Lancashire village schoolmaster, Ferrier showed early talent as a pianist, and won numerous amateur piano competitions while working as a telephonist with the General Post Office. She did not take up singing seriously until 1937, when after winning a prestigious singing competition at the Carlisle Festival she began to receive offers of professional engagements as a vocalist. Thereafter she took singing lessons, first with J.E. Hutchinson and later with Roy Henderson. After the outbreak of the Second World War Ferrier was recruited by the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA), and in the following years sang at concerts and recitals throughout England. In 1942 her career was boosted when she met the conductor Malcolm Sargent, who recommended her to the influential Ibbs and Tillett concert management agency. She became a regular performer at leading London and provincial venues, and made numerous BBC radio broadcasts.

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