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The concert today marked the first in her Centenary Year, and I think might be a unique one as the recital had exactly the same music as the one in Scarborough 60 years ago tonight.
My singer husband thinks Anna Stephany has a glorious voice. My daughter thought Simon Lepper is drop dead gorgeous. I think they are both right, but still like RogerVignoles .I was waiting to hear the 4 Brahms songs, thinking they would be the emotional highlight of the evening,but Imogen, Colin and I all agree that the Vaughan Williams song Silent Noon was the top spot. The Programme is here. I am too tired to type it out.
We are planning to go the the Albert Hall in November to hear another Centenary Year Concert, of The Dream of Gerontius . That will be something, Colin has sung it several times, and I have argued about its theology, but am informed that the doctrine of Purgatory has been abolished by the Roman Catholic Church , all that aside, the music is sublime.
Here is a recording of Kathleen Ferrier herself singing Silent Noon.
Thanks for the link! A treat indeed and the whole work ! See Comments