April 22, 2013

Kathleen Ferrier, 101st Anniversary

Today we mark the 101st anniversary of Kathleen Ferrier's birth with an early studio test recording dating from June 1944.

Here Kathleen sings her signature aria 'What is Life?' ('Che faro senza Euridice?') from Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice', accompanied by Gerald Moore at the piano.

As a studio test recording, it was never intended for commercial release and remained hidden in the EMI archives until 1978 when it was finally re-discovered and released. Today, it can be found digitally remastered to the highest standards and presented together with many other priceless treasures in our centenary tribute album: Kathleen Ferrier - The Complete EMI Recordings.

Listen to Kathleen Ferrier on Sportify here