CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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The German soprano Irmgard Seefried, born 9 October 1919 at Köngetried, Bavaria, had a distinctive and natural voice. She made her operatic début just before the war, and was with the Vienna State Opera from 1943, with débuts at Covent Garden and the New York Met in 1947 and 1953 respectively. Her career was outstanding with both Opera and Lieder, and she took a part in the rediscovery of Mozart's songs. She died in Vienna on 24 November 1998.
CD Spotlight. An Invaluable Addition - Kathleen Ferrier sings the Bach Magnificat, impressing Gerald Fenech. 'A masterstroke by SOMM and an invaluable addition to the Ferrier discography that will grace any music collection.'