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September 23rd, 2009, 16:04
Entrancing voice (contralto): Kathleen Ferrier (1912 - 1953):
Blow the wind southerly

The first time I heard her voice she was singing Mahler's Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde). I was enthralled.

To my surprise it's on YouTube. For anyone that like to hear more of Kathleen Ferrier I recommend:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
The orchestra is the Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter is the conductor, it was recorded in 1952.

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday - Alexander Pope
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