Kevin D'Arcy

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The Decca Years 1955-1975 ~ Kenneth McKellar
The Decca Years 1955-1975 ~ Kenneth McKellar
43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
As an aficionado of the great singers of the first half of the twentieth century, I sometimes bemoan the quality of singers during the second half of the century. But the singing of Kenneth McKellar during his prime can stand comparison with that of any of his worthy predecessors. John McCormack was the most prominant of those predecessors. And while McKellar's work in opera and German Lieder can not match the Irishman's, his singing of the folk music of the British Isles and his forays into popular music outshine even McCormack's very worthy output of similar material.
Many music lovers under forty may be unfamiliar with the art of Mr. McKellar as he was at the height of his… Read more