Muriel Foster

Muriel Foster

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Muriel Foster (22 November 1877 - 23 December 1937) was an English contralto, excelling in oratorio. Grove's Dictionary describes her voice as "one of the most beautiful voices of her time." Muriel Foster was born in Sunderland in 1877. She was one of twin daughters; her sister was Hilda Foster. Muriel and Hilda studied at the Royal College of Music in London. Muriel's oratorio debut was in Hubert Parry's King Saul in 1896. The Foster sisters performed at the Popular Concerts in 1899 in duets, Hilda retiring in 1900 upon marriage. Muriel Foster performed in Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius under Julius Buths in D sseldorf in May 1902, of which the Manchester Guardian wrote: "The part of the Angel was given by Miss Muriel Foster with the wonderfully beautiful and genuine voice ..." She had previously sung in Elgar's Sea Pictures. She was also memorable in Brahms' Alto Rhapsody.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135777106
  • 9786135777109