Kathleen Ferrier / London Philharmonic Orchestra - Kathleen Ferrier Sings Js Bach & Handel | RECORD STORE DAY
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DISC: 1

1. J S Bach: Qui Sedes (Mass in B minor)
2. Grief for Sin (St. Matthew Passion)
3. All Is Fulfilled (St. John Passion)
4. Agnus Dei (Mass in B minor)
5. G F Handel: Return O God of Hosts (Samson)
6. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings (Messiah)
7. Father of Heaven (Judas MacCabaeus)
8. He Was Despis├Ęd (Messiah)
9. Like As the Love-Lorn Turtle (Atalanta)
10. Art Thou Troubled? (Rodelinda)
11. Largo:Ombra Mai Fu (Serse)
12. Bach: Ah Tarry Yet My Dearest Saviour (Cantata BWV.11)
13. Have Mercy, Lord (Erbarme Dich)(St. Matthew Passion)

More Info:

"in 1952 Kathleen Ferrier made her last and perhaps greatest record... four arias each of Bach and Handel. The (engineers) ensured the utmost fidelity" (Penguin Guide Rosette) "This is a recording that honours all concerned and in which Ferrier shows the English art of oratorio singing at it's finest. She is in superb voice and is accompanied with scrupulous artistry by Boult and the L.P.O.... The finest thing of all is All is Fulfilled... The hushed way (she) sings "This mournful night" and the sudden broken utterance "It is finished", dwell long in the memory. Having listened to contraltos singing Return, O God of Hosts at competitions, I can pay no higher compliment to Ferrier than to say I felt I was hearing it for the first time... It is rare that a disc gives such satisfaction in almost every respect" (Gramophone)