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23/09/2012

A Wigmore Hall recital of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler given by mezzo Alice Coote for the centenary of Kathleen Ferrier (1912-53). With pianist Graham Johnson.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Alice Coote and Graham Johnson with the Ferrier Centenary Celebration Concert from the Wigmore Hall. Music by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler.

In the centenary year of her birth and almost six decades after her tragically early death, Kathleen Ferrier remains an inspiration to countless music-lovers. The Lancastrian contralto's unmistakeable voice and personality were part of life at Wigmore Hall in the 1940s and early 1950s.

For this centenary concert Alice Coote and Graham Johnson pay tribute to the legacy of one of Britain's greatest singers in a programme drawn from the core of Ferrier's repertoire.

Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade D118;
An die Musik D547;
Du liebst mich nicht D756;
Der Tod und das Mädchen D531;
Die junge Nonne D828.

Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42.

Brahms: Sapphische Ode Op. 94 No. 4;
Der Schmied Op. 19 No. 4;
Die Mainacht Op. 43 No. 2;
Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht Op. 96 No. 1;
Botschaft Op. 47 No. 1.

Mahler: Ich atmet' einen linden Duft; Liebst du um Schönheit; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Five Rückert Lieder).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Concert

    • Franz Schubert

      Gretchen am Spinnrade D.118

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Franz Schubert

      An die Musik D.547

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Franz Schubert

      Du liebst mich nicht D.756

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Franz Schubert

      Der Tod und das Madchen D.531

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Franz Schubert

      Die junge Nonne D.828

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Robert Schumann

      Frauenliebe und leben Op.42

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Johannes Brahms

      5 Songs Op.94 no.4 – Sapphische Ode

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Johannes Brahms

      5 Poems Op.19 No.4 – Der Schmied

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Johannes Brahms

      4 Songs Op.43 No.2 – Die Mainacht

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Johannes Brahms

      4 Songs Op.96 No.1 – Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Johannes Brahms

      5 Songs Op.47 No.1 - Botschaft

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

    • Gustav Mahler

      5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and piano

      Performer: Alice COOTE - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano

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