20th Century British Song - Kathleen FerrierHUBERT PARRY (1848-1918): Love is a bable, Op. 152/3, ROGER QUILTER (1877-1953): Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op/ 3/2, To Daisies, Op. 8/3, The Fair House of Joy, Op. 12/7, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Silent Noon from The House of Life, CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): The Fairy Lough, Op. 77/2, A Soft Day, Op. 140/3, La Belle Dame sans Merci, FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941): Go not, happy day, PETER WARLOCK (1894-1930): Sleep, Pretty Ring Time, MAURICE JACOBSON (1896-1976): The Song of Songs, EDMUND RUBBRA (1901-1986): 3 Psalms, Op. 61, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1908-1988): 3 Songs, Op. 5, HOWARD FERGUSON (1908-1999): Discovery, Op. 13, BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): The Flower Song from The Rape of Lucretia (w/Anna Pollak [mezzo], EOG Orchestra; Reginald Goodall), LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): 4 Poems of St Teresa of Ávila, Op. 27 (w/London Symphony Orchestra; Hugo Rignold).
Catalogue Number: 01W063
Reference: ARIADNE 5010
Description: Featuring recordings made for Decca and the BBC between 1946 and 1953, it includes a previously unpublished recording of Ferrier’s passionate performance of Berkeley’s Four Poems of St Teresa of Ávila.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. Texts included. Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Frederick Stone, Phyllis Spurr, Ernest Lush (piano). BBC recitals and broadcasts, Decca 1952 LP - Quilter.