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Kathleen Ferrier a biography. by Charles Rigby

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Published by R. Hale in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ferrier, Kathleen, 1912-1953.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsML420.F35 R5
The Physical Object
Pagination198 p.
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6195471M
LC Control Number56002687
OCLC/WorldCa2906886

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Kathleen Ferrier was a vivacious woman who is best remembered for - and perhaps best celebrated for - her personality. A dedicated and vibrant student of music, she enjoyed immense global success before succumbing to breast This book came as part of my Bookishly subscription box, and it /5.   Fifty years ago, Kathleen Ferrier, the greatest lyric contralto Britain has ever produced, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. Her name endures to this day, for she struck a chord with a wide-ranging public - in concerts, on records and on the radio - despite a /5. Kathleen Ferrier book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Kathleen Ferrier is nothing less than one of the greatest singers ever. This blessed alto is iconic and legendary. Ferrier was a pioneer in her repertoir, choosing material by baroque masters seldomly listened too and led the rediscovery of works by Handel, Bach, Gluck, and later Mahler and many more when the growing market and demand for operatic recordings were starting to spread/5(10).

Kathleen Ferrier is nothing less than one of the greatest singers ever. This blessed alto is iconic and legendary. Ferrier was a pioneer in her repertoir, choosing material by baroque masters seldomly listened too and led the rediscovery of works by Handel, Bach, Gluck, and later Mahler and many more when the growing market and demand for operatic recordings were starting to spread/5(38). The book was written within a few years of her death by her sister and Kathleen Ferrier was portrayed as an almost perfect individual but that is understandable as it was obviously written with love, and in truth Kathleen was a strong, brave woman.5/5(5). Issued to mark the centenary of Kathleen Ferrier s birth, this 3CD set brings together for the first time all the EMI recordings by this great contralto, including two previously unissued tracks. In addition the booklet features three EMI publicity photos rarely seen since she first signed a contract with HMV/Colombia in /5(49). A memoir of the mourned Kathleen Ferrier will touch those who heard her in its tribute. Critic Neville Cardus, composer Benjamin Britten, conductors Sir John Barbirolli and Dr. Bruno Walter, teacher Roy Henderson and accompanist Gerald Moore form a distinguished corps of eulogists.

An account of the life of the celebrated English contralto Kathleen Ferrier, who died at the height of her fame. She achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar.- . Get this from a library! Kathleen Ferrier, ; a memoir.. [Neville Cardus]. Genre/Form: Discographies Discography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cardus, Neville, Sir, Kathleen Ferrier: a memoir. London, Hamilton []. Ferrier’s voice was a true contralto - quite a rarity – not a forced-down mezzo, and her style of singing was uniquely British. The daughter of a school-teacher, Kathleen Ferrier left school at the age of 14 and became a telephone operator on the Blackburn exchange.