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

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

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

Brahms, Johannes
Schmidt, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4
13.   Play with flash player Sapphische Ode, Op. 94, No. 4 00:02:47

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

  Botschaft, Op. 47, No. 1
14.   Play with flash player Botschaft, Op. 47, No. 1 00:02:06

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

  2 Gesänge, Op. 91
15.   Play with flash player Gestillte sehnsucht 00:05:06
16.   Play with flash player Geistliches Wiegenlied 00:05:03

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

  Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
17.   Play with flash player 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; Rückert, 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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Release Date: 09/2004

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