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20th-Century British Treasures (Live)

Kathleen Ferrier, Various Artists

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1.1
Love Is a Bable, Op. 152 No. 3 (Live)
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
1:45
1.2
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Op. 3 No. 2
Roger Quilter; Kathleen Ferrier; Phyllis Spurr
2:30
1.3
To Daisies, Op. 8 No. 4
Roger Quilter; Kathleen Ferrier; Phyllis Spurr
2:13
1.4
The Fair House of Joy, Op. 12 No. 7
Roger Quilter; Kathleen Ferrier; Phyllis Spurr
2:38
The House of Life  
1.5
No. 2, Silent Noon (Live)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
5:01
1.6
The Fairy Lough, Op. 77 No. 2 (Live)
Charles Villiers Stanford; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
3:42
1.7
A Soft Day, Op. 140 No. 3 (Live)
Charles Villiers Stanford; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
2:59
1.8
La belle dame sans merci (Live)
Charles Villiers Stanford; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
5:37
1.9
Go Not, Happy Day, H. 34 (Live)
Frank Bridge; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
1:40
1.10
Sleep (Live)
Peter Warlock; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
2:51
1.11
Pretty Ring Time (Live)
Peter Warlock; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
1:21
1.12
The Song of Songs (Live)
Maurice Jacobson; Kathleen Ferrier; Frederick Stone
5:21
3 Psalms, Op. 61  
1.13
No. 1, O Lord, Rebuke Me Not (Live)
Edmund Rubbra; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
5:16
1.14
No. 2, The Lord Is My Shepherd (Live)
Edmund Rubbra; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
3:34
1.15
No. 3, Praise Ye the Lord (Live)
Edmund Rubbra; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:40
3 Songs, Op. 5  
1.16
No. 1, Red Skies (Live)
William Wordsworth; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:55
1.17
No. 2, The Wind (Live)
William Wordsworth; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:03
1.18
No. 3, Clouds (Live)
William Wordsworth; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
3:26
Discovery, Op. 13  
1.19
No. 1, The Freedom of the City (Live)
Howard Ferguson; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:37
1.20
No. 2, Babylon (Live)
Howard Ferguson; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:36
1.21
No. 3, Jane Allen (Live)
Howard Ferguson; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
0:37
1.22
No. 4, Discovery (Live)
Howard Ferguson; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
2:52
1.23
No. 5, Dreams Melting (Live)
Howard Ferguson; Kathleen Ferrier; Ernest Lush
1:01
The Rape of Lucretia, Op. 37  
1.24
The Flower Song (Live)
Benjamin Britten; Kathleen Ferrier; Anna Pollak; EOG Orchestra; Reginald Goodall
2:41
4 Poems of St. Teresa of Avila , Op. 27  
1.25
No. 1, If, Lord, Thy Love for Me Is Strong (Live)
Lennox Berkeley; Kathleen Ferrier; London Symphony Orchestra; Hugo Rignold
4:23
1.26
No. 2, Shepherd, Shepherd Hark That Calling (Live)
Lennox Berkeley; Kathleen Ferrier; London Symphony Orchestra; Hugo Rignold
2:30
1.27
No. 3, Let Mine Eyes See Thee (Live)
Lennox Berkeley; Kathleen Ferrier; London Symphony Orchestra; Hugo Rignold
3:50
1.28
No. 4, Today a Shepherd and Our Kin (Live)
Lennox Berkeley; Kathleen Ferrier; London Symphony Orchestra; Hugo Rignold
3:23
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    79:02
SOMM RECORDINGS’ acclaimed series of re-mastered recitals by the much loved, fondly remembered contralto Kathleen Ferrier continues with Kathleen Ferrier: 20th Century British Treasures. Featuring recordings made for Decca and the BBC between 1946 and 1953, it includes a previously unpublished recording of Ferrier’s passionate performance of Lennox Berkeley’s Four Poems of St Teresa of Ávila. Sir Thomas Allen, the distinguished interpreter of British song and Trustee of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, contributes an extensive booklet commentary that brings a lifetime’s experience to bear in an insightful analysis of Ferrier’s dexterous and treasured talent, accented by the distinctive tones of her native Lancashire. The earliest recording, from 1947, is of Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Flower Song’ from The Rape of Lucretia, the latest, from 1953 (both BBC recitals), includes Howard Ferguson’s lovely five-part "Discovery", three songs by William Wordsworth and Edmund Rubbra’s "Three Psalms", specially written for Ferrier. Pieces by defining proponents of British song including Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilter, Frank Bridge and Peter Warlock complete a crucial celebration of Ferrier’s inimitable contribution to the genre.
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Tracks 1-28 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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