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A short summary from Wiki: (More Wiki info here: WIKI – MAUREEN FORRESTER)
Maureen Kathleen Stewart Forrester, CC, OQ (25 July 1930 – 16 June 2010) was a Canadian operatic contralto. Maureen Forrester was born and grew up in a poor section of Montreal, Quebec. She was one of four children to Thomas Forrester, a Scottish cabinetmaker, and his Irish-born wife, the former May Arnold. She sang in church and radio choirs. At age 13, she dropped out of school to help support the family, working as a secretary at Bell Telephone. When her brother came home from the war he persuaded her to take singing lessons. She paid for voice lessons with Sally Martin, Frank Rowe, and baritone Bernard Diamant. She gave her debut recital at the local YWCA in 1953. Her accompanist was John Newmark, and thus was the start of a life-long collaboration. She made her concert debut in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Otto Klemperer.
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What Maureen Forrester music I have in my cassette collection.
The Best of Maureen Forrester
1 Art Thou Troubled (Handel)
1 Liebst du um Shonheit (Mahler)
1 Songs My Mother Taught Me (Dvorak)
1 Maria Wiengenlied (Reger)
1 Psyche (Paladilhe)
1 Schlechtes Wetter (R. Strauss)
1 Der Musensohn (Schubert)
1 Mondnact (Schumann)
2 Sister Mary
2 Lit’l Boy
2 Berceuse Creole (Sauguet)
2 The Lass form the Low Country (Niles)
2 The Old Maid’s Song (Brockway)
2 The Bird and the Beast (Dougherty)
2 Il est quelqu’un