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BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody / SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und leben (Ferrier) (1947-1950)


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BRAHMS: Alto Rhapsody / SCHUMANN: Frauenliebe und leben (Ferrier) (1947-1950)

Kathleen Ferrier was the most significant British singer to emerge following the end of the Second World War. Although her professional singing career spanned only a single decade (1942-1953) she achieved international recognition in a remarkably short time. The works presented here capture a voice which the conductor Leopold Stokowski described as “ full and beautiful, the intonation always perfect, the phrasing so elastic...”. Ferrier’s interpretations were also celebrated for their poignancy, notably in her reading of Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge, recorded just three years before the singer’s untimely death.

Schumann, Robert
Chamisso, Adelbert von, lyricist(s)

  Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
1.   Seit ich ihn gesehen 00:02:36
2.   Er, der Herrlichste von Allen 00:03:15
3.   Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben 00:01:56
4.   Du Ring am meinem Finger 00:02:57
5.   Helft mir, ihr Schwestern 00:02:04
6.   Susser Freund, du blickest 00:03:48
7.   An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust 00:01:22
8.   Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan 00:03:49

Brahms, Johannes
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  4 ernste Gesange, Op. 121
9.   Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh 00:04:50
10.   Ich wandte mich und sahe an 00:04:13
11.   O Tod, wie bitter bist du 00:04:04
12.   Wenn ich mit Menschen und Engelszungen redete 00:04:42

Brahms, Johannes
Schmidt, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4
13.   Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4 00:02:47

Brahms, Johannes
Daumer, Georg Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  Botschaft, Op. 47, No. 1
14.   Botschaft, Op. 47, No. 1 00:02:06

Brahms, Johannes
Geibel, Emanuel von / Ruckert, Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  2 Gesange, Op. 91
15.   Gestillte sehnsucht 00:05:06
16.   Geistliches Wiegenlied 00:05:03

Brahms, Johannes
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, lyricist(s)

  Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
17.   Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 00:15:53

Total Playing Time: 01:10:31

Brahms, Johannes; Schumann, Robert

Bible - New Testament; Chamisso, Adelbert von; Daumer, Georg Friedrich; Geibel, Emanuel von; Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von; Ruckert, Friedrich; Schmidt, Hans

Krauss, Clemens

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Male Choir

Ferrier, Kathleen; Gilbert, Max; Newmark, John; Spurr, Phyllis

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Choral - Secular; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111009

Barcode: 0747313300921

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Physical Release: 09/2004

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