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Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; Gluck; Greene; etc. / Kathleen Ferrier, Gerald Moore

Audio Samples

>Purcell, Henry : Birthday Ode for Queen Mary
>     Sound the trumpet
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen
>     Let us wander, not unseen
>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone
>     Spring is coming
>     Come to me, soothing sleep
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Act 1. Chiamo il mio ben così
>     Act 2. Deh! placatevi con me
>     Act 2. Che puro ciel!
>     Act 3. Che feci mai?... Che farò senza Euridice?
>Green, Maurice : O praise the Lord, ye that fear him
>Green, Maurice : I will lay me down in peace
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Duets (6), Op. 63
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Abschiedslied der Zugvogel ("Wie war so schon doch"), song for 2 voices & piano, Op. 63/2
>Mahler, Gustav : Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Birthday Ode for Queen Mary
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen
>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Green, Maurice : O praise the Lord, ye that fear him
>Green, Maurice : I will lay me down in peace
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Duets (6), Op. 63
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Abschiedslied der Zugvogel ("Wie war so schon doch"), song for 2 voices & piano, Op. 63/2
>Mahler, Gustav : Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
An outstandingly beautiful performance à Kathleen Ferrier, under Bruno Walter's inspired direction, sings these songs as, one feels, Mahler must have imagined them.



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : Birthday Ode for Queen Mary :: Sound the trumpet
  • Performers: Isobel Baillie (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen :: Let us wander, not unseen
  • Performers: Isobel Baillie (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Shepherd, leave decoying (from "King Arthur"), symphony & duet for 2 sopranos, Z. 628/16
  • Performers: Isobel Baillie (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone :: Spring is coming
  • Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Handel, George Frideric : Ottone :: Come to me, soothing sleep
  • Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1722.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 1. Chiamo il mio ben così
  • Conductor: Charles Bruck
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 2. Deh! placatevi con me
  • Conductor: Charles Bruck
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 2. Che puro ciel!
  • Conductor: Charles Bruck
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 3. Che feci mai?... Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Conductor: Charles Bruck
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Green, Maurice : O praise the Lord, ye that fear him
  • Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Green, Maurice : I will lay me down in peace
  • Performer: Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1743

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Duets (6), Op. 63
  • Performers: Isobel Baillie (Soprano); Gerald Moore (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/03/1836

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Abschiedslied der Zugvögel ("Wie war so schön doch"), song for 2 voices & piano, Op. 63/2
  • Performers: Gerald Moore (Piano); Isobel Baillie (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/20/1844

>Mahler, Gustav : Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Running Time: 22 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1901-1904