Kathleen Ferrier Schumann

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schumann:
frauenliebe und -leben
schubert and brahms:
lieder
Kathleen Ferrier
John Newmark
Phyllis Spurr
Benjamin Britten
Int. Release 01 Apr. 1992
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CD 0289 433 4712 9 dm Decca ADD


Track List

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Frauenliebe und -leben Op.42

Lieder und Gesange II, Op.51

Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Fünf Lieder op.94

Fünf Lieder, Op.47

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Kathleen Ferrier, Benjamin Britten

Franz Gruber (1787 - 1863)
John Francis Wade
Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Boyd Neel

Total Playing Time: 1:00:27

Expertly accompanied by Phyllis Spurr . . . the lovelorn Margaret in "Gretchen am Spinnrade" and the tragic girl in "Die junge Nonne" are each subtly and distinctly drawn, while "An die Musik" is an outpouring of golden sound. In a rare and welcome escape from serious music, Ferrier's vivacious personality and sense of fun brilliantly enliven the fourth song, "Der Musensohn". Within perfect phrasing, finely poised tone is scrupulously shaded to each line of Goethe's poem about the mischievous son of the Muses gambolling through the countryside and playing tricks on young villagers. The brief finale in which the scamp remembers his own home and lover is exquisitely fashioned to complete two minutes of pure joy.