Kathleen Ferrier Brahms


Alto Rhapsody
Vier Ernste Gesänge *
3 Rückert-Lieder
Kathleen Ferrier
John Newmark *
Bruno Walter · Clemens Krauss
Int. Release 01 Apr. 1992
CD 0289 433 4772 3 dm Decca ADD

Track List

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Rückert-Lieder, Op. 44

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

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

Total Playing Time: 1:00:00

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.