KATHLEEN FERRIER Brahms Alto Rhapsody & Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

Her unique voice never ceases to impact on the listener
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
Richard Lewis/Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli (Manchester 1952)
BRAHMS Rhapsody for contralto, male chorus and orchestra, Op.53
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/ Erik Tuxen (Oslo 1949)

[This] account of Das Lied von der Erde is one of greatest importance because it is only one of two collaborations on disc with Barbirolli, who admired the singer so much, and because it is the only record, in both senses, of Barbirolli's interpretation... Ferrier recorded the Alto Rhapsody for Decca in 1947 with Clemens Krauss; this Norwegian broadcast of two years later is to be preferred. Gramophone (UK)

APR5579 Available on Compact Disc, as a Digital Download and to Stream