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Beginnings: First Festival and Kathleen

Early years at the Festival with Schubert Lieder from Kathleen Ferrier and Bruno Walter, and a Scots song recital from the First Festival.

In the first of twelve lunchtime concerts celebrating the rich history of performance at the Edinburgh International Festival, today's programme begins fittingly with one of the greatest names of the early years, contralto Kathleen Ferrier, with pianist Bruno Walter, who performed at the 1947 and 1949 Festivals, some folk songs from the North of England sung at the Ferrier centenary celebrations in 2012 and a Scots song recital from the very first Festival.

Schubert: Die junge Nonne; Romance (Rosamunde); Du liebst mich nicht; Der Tod und das Mädchen; Suleika; Du bist die Ruh
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
Bruno Walter, piano

Traditional: Come you not from Newcastle?; Oh I have seen the roses blaw; She moved through the fair; Shew's the way to Wallington
Kitty Whately, mezzo-soprano
Sir Thomas Allen, baritone
Roger Vignoles, piano

Traditional: Johnnie Cope; John Anderson my Jo
Marie Thomson soprano
John Tainsch, tenor
Ian Whyte, piano

Brahms: Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer; Der Tod das ist die kühle Nacht; Botschaft; Von ewiger Liebe
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
Bruno Walter, piano.

58 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Aug 2017 13:00

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Junge Nonne

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Romance

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du liebst mich nicht

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Tod und das Madchen

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Suleika

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Come you not from Newcastle?

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kitty Whately. Singer: Thomas S. Allen.
  • Trad.

    Oh I have seen the roses blaw

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Thomas S. Allen.
  • Trad.

    She moved through the fair

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Kitty Whately.
  • William Gillies Whittaker

    Shew's the way to Wallington

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Thomas S. Allen.
  • Trad.

    Hey Johnnie Cope

    Performer: Ian Whyte. Performer: John Tainsch.
  • Trad.

    John Anderson, my jo

    Performer: Marie Thomson. Performer: Ian Whyte.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer Op.105 No.2

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Der Tod das ist die Kuhle Nacht Op.96 No.1

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Botschaft Op.47 No.1

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Von ewiger Liebe Op.43 No.1

    Performer: Bruno Walter. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.

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