Mahler: Kindertotenlieder / Gluck / Greene / Handel / Mendelssohn / Purcell (Great Recordings of the Century)


Mahler: Kindertotenlieder / Gluck / Greene / Handel / Mendelssohn / Purcell (Great Recordings of the Century) by EMI Classics at Your Free Album. MPN: 5367351. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Even before her tragic death at 41 (in 1953), Kathleen Ferrier became a legend for her incomparable voice, her simplicity and sincerity of expression, and her indomitable courage. This compilation of recordings originally made in the 1940s includes four arias from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice recorded live in Holland, which show why Euridice was one of her signature roles. Two beautifully sung Handel arias, two sacred songs by Maurice Greene, and delightful duets by Purcell and Mendelssohn (sung in


Mahler: Kindertotenlieder / Gluck / Greene / Handel / Mendelssohn / Purcell (Great Recordings of the Century) by EMI Classics
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Even before her tragic death at 41 (in 1953), Kathleen Ferrier became a legend for her incomparable voice, her simplicity and sincerity of expression, and her indomitable courage. This compilation of recordings originally made in the 1940s includes four arias from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice recorded live in Holland, which show why Euridice was one of her signature roles. Two beautifully sung Handel arias, two sacred songs by Maurice Greene, and delightful duets by Purcell and Mendelssohn (sung in English with another beloved English singer, Isobel Baillie) are greatly enhanced by the inimitable pianist Gerald Moore. But the core of this recording is the Mahler cycle. Here, Ferrier's voice takes on a new warmth and intensity; her deeply inward, direct expressiveness gives the bereaved parent's grief and anguish a devastating impact. Her reading of the last song could be a bit more spooky, but the end is heartbreaking in its submissive resignation. The Vienna Philharmonic and Bruno Walter are in their native element. --Edith Eisler

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Manufacturer:
EMI Classics
Category:
Odes
MPN:
5367351
Release Date:
1999-03-09
UPC:
782185367351
Part Number:
5367351
Artist:
Kathleen Ferrier
Publisher:
EMI Classics
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Creator:
Array
Format:
Original recording remastered
Publication Date:
1999-03-09
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.23 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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