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David Ward

voc, 1922-1983 GB, Dumbarton
Singer / Musician of Classical

David Ward, CBE (1922-1983) was an opera singer with a bass voice.Ward was born on 3 July 1922 in Dumbarton, Scotland. During World War II he was in the Royal Navy, and trained at the Royal College of Music under Clive Carey from between 1950 to 1952.He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 29 May 1967, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1972.He died on 16 July 1983 in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was later described by Opera Scotland as "one of the most important Scottish singers of recent decades".

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Bass
Popular Tracks   
La Marseillaise: La Marseillaise on Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, Pierre Monteux, Concertgebouworkest, London Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, Elisabeth Söderström, Regina Resnik, Jon Vickers, David Ward & London Bach Choir
12 Variations in B-Flat Major, K.500 on Mozart: Piano Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Ward
Rigoletto: Act I: Ch' io gli parli on Verdi: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi & Sir Georg Solti
Fantasia in C Minor, K.475 on Mozart: Piano Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Ward
Piano Sonata No.14 in C Minor, K.457: I. Allegro molto on Mozart: Piano Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Ward
Rigoletto: Act III: Schiudete! on Verdi: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi & Sir Georg Solti
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act 1: "Ich weiß ein wildes Geschlecht" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf, Birgit Nilsson, George London, Jon Vickers, Gré Brouwenstijn, David Ward, Rita Gorr & London Symphony Orchestra
Piano Sonata No.14 in C Minor, K.457: II. Adagio on Mozart: Piano Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & David Ward
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act 1: "Müd am Herd fand ich den Mann" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf, Birgit Nilsson, George London, Jon Vickers, Gré Brouwenstijn, David Ward, Rita Gorr & London Symphony Orchestra
Die Walküre, WWV 86B / Act 1: "Friedmund darf ich nicht heißen...Aus dem Wald trieb" on Wagner: Die Walküre by Richard Wagner, Erich Leinsdorf, Birgit Nilsson, George London, Jon Vickers, Gré Brouwenstijn, David Ward, Rita Gorr & London Symphony Orchestra

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Pelléas Et MélisandePierre Boulez, Claude Debussy, Elisabeth Söderström, George Shirley, Donald McIntyre, David Ward, Yvonne Minton, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden1991Album
Excerpts From St John PassionJohann Sebastian Bach, Peter Pears, David Ward, David Willcocks1963Album
La WalkyrieRichard Wagner, Birgit Nilsson, Gré Brouwenstijn, Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, George London, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf1962Album
Messiah ExcerptsGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1962Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel - Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian Boult1961Album
Excerpts From St John PassionJohann Sebastian Bach, Peter Pears, David Ward, David Willcocks1960Album
Arias y Coros de "El Mesias"Georg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Grace Bumbry, Kenneth McKellar, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
Das Schönste Aus Händels MessiasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Joan Sutherland, Kenneth McKellar, Grace Bumbry, David Ward, The London Symphony Orchestra & London Symphony Chorus, Sir Adrian BoultAlbum
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