Classical Notes: Revisiting Kathleen Ferrier's golden voice

If there is a name that strikes a poignant chord in the hearts of all music lovers, it is that of English singer Kathleen Ferrier, who died of cancer in October 1953.

20th July, 2014

If there is a name that strikes a poignant chord in the hearts of all music lovers, it is that of English singer Kathleen Ferrier, who died of cancer in October 1953, aged just 41. Her adoring public was stunned, the nature of her illness having been kept a secret.

All England, it was said, ''cried from its heart for the loss of a singer who had won its affection and admiration through her beautiful personality and...

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