Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete

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EL 1: Cage: Sonatas & Interludes

John Cage (1912 - 1992)
12.
0:00
4:38

13.
0:00
3:05

14.
0:00
3:57

19.
0:00
3:18

John Tilbury

Total Playing Time: 1:02:35

EL 2: Debussy: La Mer

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Timothy Hutchins, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

La Mer, L.109

Nocturnes, L.91

orchestral version

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit, Le Choeur des Femmes de L'Orchestre de Montréal

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Total Playing Time: 1:16:15

EL 3: Birtwistle: The Triumph of Time

Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - )
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

3.
0:00
18:24

John Harle, Paul Clarvis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:19:24

EL 4: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice), Wq. 30

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 1

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Zoe Vlachopoulos, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Act 2

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Act 3

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Ann Ayars, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Kathleen Ferrier, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Ann Ayars, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Total Playing Time: 54:01

EL 5: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Ed. Elgar, Atkins. Trans. Troutbeck.

Part One

The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Elsie Suddaby, Kathleen Ferrier, The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Part Two

Kathleen Ferrier, The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

7.
1:19

The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Elsie Suddaby, Kathleen Ferrier, Eric Greene, William Parsons, The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Total Playing Time: 1:02:09

EL 6: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice), Wq. 30

Sung in English

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rodelinda, HWV 34

English version

Act 1

Kathleen Ferrier, London Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

English version

Part Two

Kathleen Ferrier, David Mccallum, The National Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Serse, HWV 40

Act 1

Kathleen Ferrier, London Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Elijah, Op.70

sung in English

Part 1

Part 2

Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Boyd Neel

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736)
Stabat Mater

Orch. C. Kennedy Scott

7.
4:29

The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

8.
2:17

Joan Taylor, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

9.
2:07

The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

10.
2:55

Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

11.
2:44

Joan Taylor, Kathleen Ferrier, The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

Joan Taylor, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

14.
2:11

The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

15.
5:45

Kathleen Ferrier, Joan Taylor, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

16.
2:56

Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

17.
2:51

Kathleen Ferrier, Joan Taylor, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

18.
4:15

The Nottingham Oriana Choir, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Roy Henderson

Total Playing Time: 1:07:44

EL 7: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

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

12.
2:11

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

Kathleen Ferrier, Benjamin Britten

Franz Gruber (1787 - 1863)
John Francis Wade (1711 - 1786)
Kathleen Ferrier, The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Boyd Neel

Total Playing Time: 1:00:13

EL 8: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121

Arr. Sargent

Kathleen Ferrier, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

Malcolm Sargent, Kathleen Ferrier, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)
Poème de l'amour et de la mer

6.
2:42

Kathleen Ferrier, Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli

Howard Ferguson (1908 - 1999)
Discovery, Op.13

Discovery, Op.13

9.
1:38

Discovery, Op.13

10.
0:38

Discovery, Op.13

11.
2:51

Discovery, Op.13

William Brocklesby Wordsworth (1908 - 1988)
13.
2:01

14.
1:09

15.
3:30

Edmund Rubbra (1901 - 1986)
Three Psalms, Op.61

Kathleen Ferrier, Ernest Lush

Total Playing Time: 1:12:01

EL 9: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)
An Irish Idyll in Six Miniatures. Op.77

Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)
4.
5:00

Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)
6.
2:50

Anonymous
O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song)

Kathleen Ferrier, Frederick Stone

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
The Fairy Queen, Z.629

Act 5

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Atalanta, HWV 35

Sung in English

Act 1

Admeto

Act 1

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Mörike-Lieder

16.
1:47

Ludvig Irgens Jensen (1894 - 1969)
19.
4:17

Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Kathleen Ferrier, Millicent Silver

Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690 - 1749), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Total Playing Time: 1:13:43

EL 10: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Gloria

Kathleen Ferrier, Michael Dobson, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

English version

Kathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

St. John Passion, BWV 245

English Version

Part Two

Kathleen Ferrier, Ambrose Gauntlett, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Agnus Dei

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 1

Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

Kathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Total Playing Time: 48:05

EL 11: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Anonymous
Ma Bonny Lad (Northumbrian folk song)

The Keel Row (Northumbrian folk song)

Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Blow the wind southerly (Northumbrian folk song)

Kathleen Ferrier

My boy Willie (English folk song)

Traditional
Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Anonymous
Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Irish Traditional Folk Song
Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Traditional
Ca' the yowes (Scots folk song)

9.
3:28

Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Anonymous
O Waly, Waly (Somerset Folk song)

Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Phyllis Spurr, Kathleen Ferrier

Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)
To Julia, Op.8

Words: Robert Herrick

15.
2:15

Anonymous
Traditional
Anonymous
Traditional
Anonymous
Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr

Total Playing Time: 53:13

EL 12: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Kathleen Ferrier
Kathleen Ferrier

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Rosamunde, D.797 (Incidental music to Helmina von Chézy's Play)

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Fünf Lieder, Op.47

10.
2:12

Lieder, Op.43, No.1-4

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

Kathleen Ferrier, Bruno Walter

Total Playing Time: 1:03:04

EL 13: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Kathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Krauss

Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr, Max Gilbert

4 Ernste Gesänge, Op.121

Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Kindertotenlieder

12.
6:36

Kathleen Ferrier, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

Total Playing Time: 1:07:13

EL 14: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op.52

Verses from "Polydora"

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál, Horst Günther

Horst Gunter, Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Julius Patzak, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Horst Günther, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál

Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op.65

19.
2:28

Irmgard Seefried, Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Clifford Curzon, Hans Gál, Horst Günther

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Spring Symphony, Op.44

Netherlands Radio Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Peter Pears, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Jo Vincent, Kathleen Ferrier, Peter Pears, Netherlands Radio Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Jo Vincent, Boys Chorus Of The St. Willibrord Church, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Netherlands Radio Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Kathleen Ferrier, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

26.
2:34

Peter Pears, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Kathleen Ferrier, Netherlands Radio Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Peter Pears, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Jo Vincent, Peter Pears, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Netherlands Radio Choir, Boys Chorus Of The St. Willibrord Church, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Jo Vincent, Kathleen Ferrier, Peter Pears, Netherlands Radio Choir, Boys Chorus Of The St. Willibrord Church, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Eduard van Beinum

Total Playing Time: 1:09:06

EL 15: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Symphony No.2 in C minor - "Resurrection"

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

4: "Urlicht"

Kathleen Ferrier, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

Jo Vincent, Amsterdam Toonkunst Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

Kathleen Ferrier, Jo Vincent, Amsterdam Toonkunst Choir, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Otto Klemperer

Total Playing Time: 1:12:04

EL 16: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Das Lied von der Erde

Trans. Hans Bethge (1876-1946)

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Rückert-Lieder

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Total Playing Time: 1:15:52

EL 17: Kathleen Ferrier Centenary Edition - The Complete Decca Recordings

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen, BWV 11 (Ascension Oratorio)

English version

The Cantata Singers, Reginald Jacques

William Herbert, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

William Parsons, Thornton Lofthouse, Wilfrid Parry, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

William Herbert, Thornton Lofthouse, Reginald Jacques

The Cantata Singers, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

William Herbert, Thornton Lofthouse, Reginald Jacques

William Herbert, William Parsons, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, Thornton Lofthouse, Reginald Jacques

Ena Mitchell, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Cantata, BWV 67, 'Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ'

Sung in English

The Cantata Singers, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

William Herbert, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Kathleen Ferrier, Thornton Lofthouse, Reginald Jacques

The Cantata Singers, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Thornton Lofthouse, Kathleen Ferrier, Reginald Jacques

William Parsons, The Cantata Singers, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

The Cantata Singers, The Jacques Orchestra, Reginald Jacques

Total Playing Time: 42:34

. . . 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 . . . 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 . . . The brief finale in which the scamp remembers his own home and lover is exquisitely fashioned to complete two minutes of pure joy . . . [on Vaughan Williams: "Silent noon"]: Ferrier's singing of this song has remarkable poise. Her diction is superb and is never overemphasised. The song is beautifully phrased throughout . . . Ferrier's use of voice and words does what the poem demands . . . Ferrier's imaginative use of dynamics draws us into the intimate scene . . . Her interpretation is almost religious here . . . This recording gives me immense pleasure . . . [on Britten: "Spring Symphony"]: [the recording] is extraordinarily immediate . . . Jo Vincent is matronly as the soprano soloist; Peter Pears is still the fresh-voiced youth who inspired so much from Britten . . . we hear Ferrier's unmistakable voice . . . unique vocal quality: a unique and a timeless moment . . . [on Mahler: "Das Lied von der Erde"]: 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 . . . [on "British Songs"]: What we hear comes from the heart with typical impeccable diction, with that wonderful ability to control dynamics in a second-verse echo and with a nobility and warmth which brings to the eye tears of sadness and joy. It is the finest of memorials . . . [on Quilter: "Now sleeps the crimson petal"]: Simplicity charged with emotion. The miracle of this performance is in the way it combines perfect diction and immaculate timing (almost imperceptible pauses skilfully placed) with the gentlest of crescendos . . . not by over-stressing the words, but by drawing them inwards, reasserting herself again for the following line. Her warm, vibrant tone is evenly deployed throughout the song, lending an added poetic significance not only to Tennyson's words but to Quilter's touchingly harmonised music, allowing both to linger in the memory, much as a far longer Mahler slow movement might. Truly a thing of wonder . . . [on "Ca' the yowes"]: It is not easy to pick one significant item from such a rich legacy as that left by Kathleen Ferrier . . . Apart from my admiration of her musical gifts, it is the lovely, lively, sociable human being that this song recalls to me.