CONTRALTO KATHLEEN FERRIER BRITAIN MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION rare
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: CONTRALTO KATHLEEN FERRIER BRITAIN MAXIMUM CARD LIMITED EDITION rare
Item Id #: 6723
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KATHLEEN FERRIER (1912-1953) â€“ although her life was short, Ferrier was one of the most admired opera, oratorio, and concert singers of her time. The daughter of a school teacher she left the school at 14 to get a job as a telephone operator. However, she continued to pursue her musical studies and at 25 became a professional singer. In 1943 Ferrier appeared in G.F. Handelâ€™s Messiah at Westminster Abbey. In 1946 Ferrier sang Lucretia in the premiere of Benjamin Brittenâ€™s The Rape of Lucretia for the reopening of Glyndebourne after the war. Having established herself as a great contralto, Ferrier formed excellent working relationships with major musical figures such as Britten, Sir John Barbirolli, Bruno Walter and the accompanist Gerald Moore. Her international fame was strengthened by her three tours to the United States between 1948 and 1950 and her many visits to continental Europe. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1951, a mastectomy was performed, after which she continued to perform and record. After her death in 1953, world renowned conductor Bruno Walter said : “The greatest thing in music in my life has been to have known Kathleen Ferrier and Gustav Mahlerâ€”in that order”.
2012 LIMITED EDITION MAXIMUM CARD SPECIAL PICTORIAL POSTMARK GLYNDEBOURNE A Maximum Card is a picture postcard (normally about 4″ x 6″) with a postage stamp affixed on the view side cancelled (postmarked) with maximum concordance between elements (depiction on stamp matching the depiction on postcard – or elements of it — with a postmark that is as closely related as possible to what is depicted on stamp and postcard)