Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Voice
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Alfred Deller: Portrait of a Voice
By any standard, operatic vocalist Alfred Deller (1912-79) retains enormous historical importance as the first significant countertenor in modern classical music. Born in Margate, England in 1912, Deller came to attention rather late in life, at the age of 34, with a celebrated performance of Purcell's "Come, ye sons of art, away" on the radio in Britain. In successive years, he broke new ground via the formation of the Deller Consort, a group dedicated to performing period music using authentic performance practice, and the launch of the Stour Music Festival, which gave him a… More