Kathleen Ferrier Brahms 4334772
It was my first experience of both the singer and the songs and I fell in love with both . . . there is a depth of humanity in this deeply moving performance by Ferrier . . . In the first section one can feel her anger and futility as she rails against the bitterness of death. Then, in the second section, there is a wonderful change of expression, as she gently reflects on how welcoming death can be to someone in great pain, with nothing to hope for but death. An unforgettable performance.