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Thread: Which professional contralto would you consider to be the best you have ever heard?

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    The best contralto, to my ears anyway, is/was/ever shall be Kathleen Ferrier.

    However, my favourite contralto is, of course, Mrs Pat.

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    Marga Höffgen for me, amazing!

    By the way I find contraltos have a lot more musicality ( general music understanding and a gift to transfer it to their listeners ) compared to other voices.
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    Anna Larsson! Perhaps it's me being a Swede (duh), but she certainly has one of the truly great voices of our time. Her performance of Mahler's 3rd with Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is wonderful beyond words!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenora View Post
    Marga Höffgen for me, amazing!

    By the way I find contraltos have a lot more musicality ( general music understanding and a gift to transfer it to their listeners ) compared to other voices.


    Marga Hoeffgen "Agnus Dei" J. S. Bach

    I knew I forgot something yesterday....stunning voice.
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