May 17, 2008

[Ears openers] V. Kathleen Ferrier

Kathleen Ferrier and Bruno Walter
Usher Hall - Edinburgh Festival, 7 September 1949

One of the few voices I am haunted by.
I simply cannot escape her radiant magnetism.
Who can?

I won't even try to describe the emotions that overwhelm me when she sings.
Nor will I attempt to write about her tragically short life and career (see here or there).


- Ombra mai fu (Haendel), YouTube
- Que faro senza Euridice (Gluck), YouTube
- Das Lied von der Erde - « Abschied » (Mahler) from Kozlika (mp3 available in the middle of her post).

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