Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orfeo ed Euridice: What is Life?
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:30
2 Orfeo ed Euridice: Che puro ciel
Christoph Willibald Gluck 5:02
3 Rodelinda: Art Thou Troubled?
George Frideric Handel 4:42
4 Serse: Ombra mai fu
George Frideric Handel 4:41
5 An die Musik
Franz Schubert 3:10
6 Die Musensohn
Franz Schubert 2:17
7 "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
Franz Schubert 3:12
8 Die junge Nonne
Franz Schubert 4:46
9 Elijah: Woe unto them
Felix Mendelssohn 3:13
10 Elijah: O rest in the lord
Felix Mendelssohn 3:40
11 Frauenliebe und -leben: Er, der Herrlichste von allen
Robert Schumann 5:20
12 Geistliches Wiegenlied
Johannes Brahms 5:07
13 Sapphisches Ode
Johannes Brahms 2:49
14 Botschaft
Johannes Brahms 2:10
15 Atalanta: Like as the love-lorn turtle
George Frideric Handel 6:53
16 A soft day
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford 2:56
17 Go not happy day
Frank Bridge 1:37
18 Come You Not From Newcastle
[traditional] / Benjamin Britten 1:34
19 The Keel Row
[traditional] / William Gillies Whittaker 1:45
20 Ma Bonny Lad
[traditional] / William Gillies Whittaker 1:49
21 Kitty My Love
[traditional] / Herbert Hughes 1:18
22 Blow the Wind Southerly
[traditional] / William Gillies Whittaker 2:19
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ye Banks and Braes
[traditional] / Roger Quilter 3:13
2 I have a bonnet trimmed with blue
[traditional] / Herbert Hughes 1:13
3 Down by the Salley Gardens
[traditional] / Herbert Hughes 3:08
4 Stuttering Lovers
[traditional] / Herbert Hughes 1:45
5 Drink to me only
[traditional] / Roger Quilter 3:02
6 Hark! The Echoing Air
Henry Purcell 2:52
7 Father of Heaven
George Frideric Handel 7:54
8 O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
George Frideric Handel 5:40
9 He was Despised
George Frideric Handel 6:42
10 Have Mercy, Lord on Me
Johann Sebastian Bach 8:18
11 Agnus Dei
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:44
12 All is fulfilled
Johann Sebastian Bach 5:20
13 Du bist die Ruh'
Franz Schubert 4:39
14 Romance
Franz Schubert 3:53
15 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Gustav Mahler 5:30
16 Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!
Gustav Mahler 2:47
17 Um Mitternacht
Gustav Mahler 6:20

Credits

CD 1

viola:
Max Gilbert (track 12)
piano:
John Newmark (track 11)
Phyllis Spurr (tracks 5–8, 12–15)
Frederick Stone (pianist) (tracks 16–18, 21)
Phyllis Spurr (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (tracks 19–20)
arranger:
Benjamin Britten (track 18)
composer:
Johannes Brahms (tracks 12–14)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (tracks 1–2)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 3, 15)
Felix Mendelssohn (tracks 9–10)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (track 7)
Robert Schumann (German classical composer) (track 11)
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (Irish composer) (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 18–20, 22)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 4)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1817-03) (track 5)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1822) (track 6)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1825) (track 8)
Frank Bridge (1903) (track 17)
conductor:
Boyd Neel (tracks 9–10)
Sir Malcolm Sargent (tracks 1, 3–4)
Fritz Stiedry (conductor) (track 2)
contralto vocals:
Kathleen Ferrier (tracks 1–18, 21)
Kathleen Ferrier (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (tracks 19–20, 22)
librettist:
Julius Schubring (tracks 9–10)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 20, 22)
Franz Emanuel August Geibel (poet) (track 12)
Winifred Mary Letts (track 16)
W G Rothery (track 3)
Hans Schmidt (Baltic-German composer and poet) (track 13)
Franz von Schober (track 5)
orchestra:
The Boyd Neel Orchestra (tracks 9–10)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1, 3–4)
translator:
William Bartholomew (tracks 9–10)
recorded at:
Decca Studios in West Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (tracks 19–20, 22)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 204) (track 20)
arrangements:
5 Lieder, op. 47: Nr. 1. Botschaft (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
5 Lieder, op. 94: Nr. 4. Sapphische Ode (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
Die junge Nonne, S. 558 Nr. 6 (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 8)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, S. 558 Nr. 8 (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 7)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 4)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Crux fidelis (track 4)
later translated versions:
Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version) (track 4)
later versions:
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 (orchestrated by Reger) (track 7)
orchestrations:
Die junge Nonne, S. 375 no. 1 (orchestrated by Liszt) (track 8)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, S. 375 no. 2 (orchestrated by Liszt) (track 7)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, op. 2, D. 118 (orchestrated by Ljova) (track 7)
part of:
Elijah, op. 70, Part I (with English libretto by William Bartholomew) (track 9)
Elijah, op. 70, Part II (with English libretto by William Bartholomew) (track 10)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto II (Italian version) (track 2)
5 Lieder, op. 47 (track 14)
2 Gesänge, op. 91 (track 12)
5 Lieder, op. 94 (track 13)
recording of:
Art Thou Troubled? (track 3)
Go Not, Happy Day (track 17)
Kitty my love, will you marry me? (folk song) (track 21)
What is Life? (track 1)
Blow the Wind Southerly (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 22)
Maa Bonny Lad (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 20)
The Keel Row (folksong) (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 4)
translated version of:

CD 2

composed in:
Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany (1747 – 1749) (track 11)
violin:
David McCallum (violinist) (track 10)
piano:
Phyllis Spurr (track 6)
Bruno Walter (tracks 13–14)
Phyllis Spurr (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 3)
Phyllis Spurr (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (tracks 1–2, 4–5)
viola da gamba:
Ambrose Gauntlett (track 12)
alto vocals:
Kathleen Ferrier (tracks 9, 11–12)
arranger:
Herbert Hughes (track 4)
Roger Quilter (tracks 1, 5)
Herbert Hughes (1909) (track 3)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 10–12)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 8)
Gustav Mahler (tracks 15–17)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2–4)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (1692) (track 6)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (track 9)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1746) (track 7)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1814-09) (track 14)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1823) (track 13)
conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult (tracks 7–8, 11–12)
Sir Malcolm Sargent (track 10)
Sir Adrian Boult (1952) (track 9)
Bruno Walter (1952-05-20) (tracks 15–17)
contralto vocals:
Kathleen Ferrier (tracks 6–8, 10–14)
Kathleen Ferrier (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 3)
Kathleen Ferrier (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (tracks 1–2, 4–5)
Kathleen Ferrier (1952) (track 9)
Kathleen Ferrier (1952-05-20) (tracks 15–17)
engineer:
Cyril Windebank (tracks 15–17)
librettist:
Thomas Morell (track 7)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 4)
Robert Burns (18th century Scottish poet/lyricist) (track 1)
Ben Johnson (track 5)
Friedrich Rückert (German poet) (tracks 13, 15–17)
William Butler Yeats (1889) (track 3)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 7–8, 11–12)
National Symphony Orchestra (of London) (track 10)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1952-05-20) (tracks 15–17)
producer:
Victor Olof (tracks 15–17)
vocals:
Kathleen Ferrier (track 9)
premiered at:
[concert] (1905-01-29) (tracks 15–17)
premiered at:
Covent Garden Theatre (1732-1808) in London, England, United Kingdom (1747-04-01) (track 7)
recorded at:
Decca Studios in West Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 3)
Decca Studios in West Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (tracks 1–2, 4–5)
Wiener Musikverein: Großer Musikvereinssaal in Wien, Austria (1952-05-20) (tracks 15–17)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 63) (track 7)
arrangement of:
Ye Banks and Braes (Traditional scottish song) (track 1)
arrangements:
Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (arr. Henry Wood) (track 11)
Du bist die Ruh', D. 776 (arr. Xandi van Dijk for string quartet) (track 13)
Du bist die Ruh', S. 558 Nr. 3 (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 13)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Du bist die Ruh', D. 776 (orchestrated by Webern) (track 13)
Folksong Arrangements, Volume I: The Salley Gardens (Britten arrangement) (track 3)
St. John Passion, BWV 245: Es ist vollbracht! (Stokowski orchestration) (track 12)
part of:
Arnold Book of Old Songs (tracks 1, 5)
Rückert-Lieder (movement) (tracks 15–17)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
Romanze, D. 114 (track 14)
Down by the Salley Gardens (1949-02-10 – 1949-02-11) (track 3)
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes (Roger Quilter arrangement) (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (track 5)
I have a bonnet trimmed with blue (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (track 2)
The stuttering lovers (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (track 4)
Ye Banks and Braes (Roger Quilter arrangement) (1951-12-10 – 1951-12-12) (track 1)
Rückert Lieder: IV. Um Mitternacht (1952-05-20) (track 17)
version of:
Down by the Salley Gardens (poem by W.B. Yeats) (track 3)