Never Sing Louder Than Lovely: Autobiography

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Title: Never Sing Louder Than Lovely:

Artist: Isobel Baillie

Few voices can have been better known and loved than that of Isobel Baillie, the supreme British oratorio and concert soprano of her time. More recently, she has been active as a teacher and lecturer, and audiences have long been asking for her recollections of her career. Here at last is her story, peopled with many of the great figures of English twentieth-century music, told with unassuming charm and modesty.

Isobel Baillie served a long and arduous apprenticeship in and around the Manchester area before making her debut with the Halle Orchestra in 1921. Within a few years London had been conquered and her position was unassailable throughout the remarkable flowering of English music which took place between the 1920s and 1950s. She worked closely with such composers as Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells, and conductors such as Wood, Sargent and Beecham, whilst her singing colleagues also play a vital part in her story, most notably Kathleen Ferrier, Gladys Ripley, Heddle Nash, Parry Jones, Harold Williams and Norman Allin. There are vivid memories of Rachmaninov and Toscanini; and above all, a fascinating and moving account of her special relationship with the composer and conductor Hamilton Harty, who did so much to further her career.

Isobel Baillie has pungent comments to make about the recording process and the human voice, whether in the early pioneering days or today. Singers will also welcome her succinct chapters on the interpretation of Messiah and on vocal matters.

The book concludes with listings of Isobel Baillie's Three Choirs Festival appearances and of her extraordinarily wide-ranging repertoire, and a discography of her complete commercial recordings, embracing nearly a hundred sessions between 1934 and 1974.

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