Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Kathleen Walter 4665762
Ferrier's "The Lonely One in Autumn" and the final "Farewell" are profoundly penetrating. Walter too is glorious.
The recording by her which always stays in my mind is the "Abschied" from Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde". It is her voice I hear whenever this work is played. Others have sung the music as movingly and often with splendid vocal quality but none affects me to quite such an extent. There are no words to convey adequately the emotions experienced when Kathleen's burnished tones and expressive diction combine in Mahler's magnificent composition.
. . . it's hard to hold back the tears, especially in "Der Abschied".