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Work: Der Schmied - The Blacksmith , Op.19 no.4

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ComposerBrahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeVocal
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A moving tribute to Kathleen Ferrier at the Wigmore Hall

Marian Anderson, the famed African-American contralto, once remarked of Kathleen Ferrier, “My God, what a voice – and what a face!” This concert was a Centenary Celebration of Ferrier’s art at the Wigmore Hall, and I reflected (not for the first time) how aptly Anderson’s words could also apply to Alice Coote, the evening’s distinguished soloist.
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