Kathleen Ferrier

Contralto. Born 22 April 1912. Died 8 October 1953
Kathleen Ferrier
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1912-04-22
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Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier Biography (Wikipedia)

Kathleen Mary Ferrier, CBE (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.

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 the UK. 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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Kathleen Ferrier
What Is Life?
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What Is Life?
Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde: Von der Schonheit
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Das Lied von der Erde: Von der Schonheit
Gustav Mahler
Rückert Lieder: No.4, 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen'
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Rückert Lieder: No.4, 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen'
Kathleen Ferrier
Blow The Wind Southerly
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Blow The Wind Southerly
George Frideric Handel
La Speranza e giunta (Ottone, re di Germania)
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La Speranza e giunta (Ottone, re di Germania)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
What is Life? (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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What is Life? (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris)
Kathleen Ferrier
Art Thou Troubled? (Dove Sei)
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Art Thou Troubled? (Dove Sei)
Traditional English, Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr
Blow the wind southerly
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Blow the wind southerly

Blow the wind southerly

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Kathleen Ferrier
The Keel Row
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The Keel Row
Traditional English, Kathleen Ferrier & Phyllis Spurr
The Salley Gardens
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The Salley Gardens

The Salley Gardens

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Traditional English
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The Keel Row
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The Keel Row
Felix Mendelssohn
Elijah Op. 70 (O Rest In The Lord)
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Elijah Op. 70 (O Rest In The Lord)

Elijah Op. 70 (O Rest In The Lord)

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Boyd Neel String Orchestra
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Kathleen Ferrier
I have a bonnet trimmed with blue
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I have a bonnet trimmed with blue
Franz Schubert
An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
Kathleen Ferrier
He Was Despised
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He Was Despised
Kathleen Ferrier
Art Thou Troubled?
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Art Thou Troubled?
Johannes Brahms
Gestillte Sehnsucht Op.91
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Gestillte Sehnsucht Op.91
Kathleen Ferrier
Ombra Mai Fu
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Ombra Mai Fu
Henry Purcell
Sound the trumpet (Come Ye Sons of Art, Z.323)
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Sound the trumpet (Come Ye Sons of Art, Z.323)
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Blow the Wind Southerly
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Blow the Wind Southerly
Traditional English & Kathleen Ferrier
Blow the wind southerly
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Blow the wind southerly

Blow the wind southerly

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Traditional English
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Johannes Brahms
Von ewiger Liebe Op.43 No.1
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Von ewiger Liebe Op.43 No.1
Johannes Brahms
Botschaft Op.47 No.1
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Botschaft Op.47 No.1
Johannes Brahms
Der Tod das ist die Kuhle Nacht Op.96 No.1
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Der Tod das ist die Kuhle Nacht Op.96 No.1
Johannes Brahms
Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op.105 No.2
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Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op.105 No.2
Franz Schubert
Du bist die Ruh
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Du bist die Ruh
Franz Schubert
Suleika
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Suleika
Franz Schubert
Der Tod und das Madchen
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Der Tod und das Madchen
Franz Schubert
Du liebst mich nicht
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Du liebst mich nicht
Franz Schubert
Romance
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Romance
Franz Schubert
Die Junge Nonne
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Die Junge Nonne
Gustav Mahler
Von der Schonheit
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Von der Schonheit
Johann Sebastian Bach
Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor, BWV.232
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Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor, BWV.232
Johann Sebastian Bach
All is Fulfilled
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All is Fulfilled
Gustav Mahler
Das Lied von der Erde - Der Einsame im Herbst
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Das Lied von der Erde - Der Einsame im Herbst
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1952: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-09-18T23:25:47
18
Sep
1952

Proms 1952: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Winter Proms 1952–3: Prom 01
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Royal Albert Hall
1952-01-07T23:25:47
7
Jan
1952

Winter Proms 1952–3: Prom 01

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1950: Prom 47
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ej338g
Royal Albert Hall
1950-09-14T23:25:47
14
Sep
1950

Proms 1950: Prom 47

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1949: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1949-07-28T23:25:47
28
Jul
1949

Proms 1949: Prom 05

Royal Albert Hall
Winter Proms 1949–50: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
1949-01-12T23:25:47
12
Jan
1949

Winter Proms 1949–50: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall

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