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 Offer Kathleen Ferrier: Arias and Songs

1946-1950 Recordings

Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano), John Newmark (piano)

National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boyd Neel Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent, Boyd Neel

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Contents:

 Excerpt  Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

8:20
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 6 February 1946
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, UK

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Have mercy, Lord, on me

8:20

Handel: Rodelinda, HWV 19 (Sung in English)

4:38
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 27 February 1946
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, UK

Rodelinda, HWV 19, Act I: Aria: Art thou troubled? (Dove sei?)

4:38

 Excerpt  Handel: Serse

4:39
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 7 October 1948
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, UK

Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Aria: Ombra mai fu

4:39

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Sung in English)

4:26
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 27 February 1946
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London, UK

Orfeo ed Euridice, Act III: Aria: What is life to me without thee (Che faro senza Euridice?)

4:26

 Excerpt  Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70

6:47
  • Boyd Neel Orchestra
  • Boyd Neel
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 2 September 1946
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Part I: Arioso: Woe unto them who forsake him!

3:10

Part II: Aria: O rest in the Lord

3:37

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V: Hark! The echoing air a triumph sings (arr. for voice and piano)

3:10
  • Phyllis Spurr (piano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 16 October 1949
  • Recording Venue: Norsk Rikskringkasting Studio, Oslo, Norway

Handel: Atalanta, HWV 35, Act I: Aria: Like as the love-lorn turtle (Come allat tortorella langue) (arr. for voice and piano)

7:06
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 16 October 1949
  • Recording Venue: Norsk Rikskringkasting Studio, Oslo, Norway

Handel: Admeto, HWV 22, Act I: Aria: How changed the vision (Cangio d'aspetto il crudo fato) (arr. for voice and piano)

4:56
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 16 October 1949
  • Recording Venue: Norsk Rikskringkasting Studio, Oslo, Norway

Wolf, H: Mörike-Lieder

12:24
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 16 October 1949
  • Recording Venue: Norsk Rikskringkasting Studio, Oslo, Norway

No. 12. Verborgenheit

3:44

No. 17. Der Gartner

1:46

No. 23. Auf ein altes Bild

3:16

No. 15. Auf einer Wanderung

3:38

Irgens-Jensen: Altar (arr. for voice and piano)

4:01
  • Phyllis Spurr (piano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 16 October 1949
  • Recording Venue: Norsk Rikskringkasting Studio, Oslo, Norway
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Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

3:10
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 March 1947
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Schubert: Die junge Nonne, D828

4:43
  • Phyllis Spurr (piano), Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
  • Recorded: 14 March 1947
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Schubert: An die Musik D547

3:05
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 February 1949
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Schubert: Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

2:15
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
  • Recorded: 19 December 1949
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Schumann: Volksliedchen, Op. 51 No. 2

1:18
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), John Newmark (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 July 1950
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

 Excerpt  Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25

2:31
  • Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), John Newmark (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 July 1950
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK

Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1. Widmung

2:31
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