In: Contralto

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen redux- Mahler
August 26, 2022

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen I have done a posting very similar to this one before, and I am repeating... Read More
Maria Olszewska, Contralto
May 27, 2021

I do not think that Olszewska was a contralto, much in the same way that I don't think that Marian Anderson... Read More
Marian Anderson, Contralto
September 7, 2019

Marian Anderson was a wonderful contralto and one of the great voices of the 20th century.  In spite of her great... Read More
Mahler from the Rükert Lieder – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world)
April 28, 2019

"Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen", one of Mahler's so-called Rückert lieder, is Mahler's finest song.  I have been told that... Read More
Kathleen Ferrier – British contralto; a voice in a century
February 3, 2019

Kathleen Ferrier had one of the great voices of the 20th century. She came to singing late, and her career lasted... Read More
Ferrier, Schiøtz, and Isobel Baillie
December 16, 2018

I heard a performance of the Messiah today, and I decided to put up Kathleen Ferrier singing two arias from it. ... Read More
Der Nussbaum – Robert Schumann
May 19, 2018

In this posting, I am returning to the idea of a comparison of singers against one piece.  I have decided to... Read More
Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
March 11, 2018

Kathleen Ferrier was a marvelous English contralto and a great artist. Bruno Walter, the esteemed conductor, said about her, “the greatest…

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Eula Beal, contralto
March 2, 2018

I really don't have words for this contralto.  She had a voice that was a gift from Heaven, but she decided... Read More
Marian Anderson, contralto – Var det en dröm (Sibelius)
February 18, 2018

Marian Anderson, contralto - Var det en dröm (Sibelius) Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an African-American... Read More