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Winifred Radford (1901-1993), Singer and teacher of singing

Sitter in 28 portraits
Singer. Well-known in the pre-War years, Winifred Radford sang at the first Glyndebourne Festival, gave lieder recitals for the BBC, toured with the Intimate Opera Company and gave recitals at the National Gallery during the War years. After the War she studied with Pierre Bernac and became a specialist in French mélodie, giving the British premieres of some of Francis Poulenc's songs. She was an admired teacher of singing at the Guildhall School from 1955-71. In one of the many tributes to Radford, her friend Sidney Buckland praised 'her quiet resolve, determination and integrity beneath a gracious, radiant charm.'

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6397

Winifred Radford

by Meredith Frampton
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 6397

x88963

Winifred Radford; Robert Radford

by Stop Press Agency
vintage bromide print, 12 April 1920
NPG x88963

x88964

Douglas Illingworth; Winifred Radford

by Stop Press Agency
vintage bromide print, 12 April 1920
NPG x88964

x88966

Winifred Radford

by Lassalle Ltd
cream-toned vintage bromide print on card mount, 1920s
NPG x88966

x88967

Winifred Radford

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x88967

x88971

Winifred Radford as Cherubino

by Spidk Jaye King
vintage cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1936
NPG x88971

x88972

Winifred Radford as Cherubino

by Spidk Jaye King
vintage cream-toned bromide print on card mount, 1936
NPG x88972

x88975

Geoffrey Thomas Dunn; Winifred Radford

by Lucas & Pritchard
bromide print from original negative, 1938
NPG x88975

x88977

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88977

x88980

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88980

x88985

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88985

x88987

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1947
NPG x88987

x88990

Winifred Radford; Pierre Bernac

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1947
NPG x88990

x88981

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88981

x88983

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88983

x88989

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950s
NPG x88989

x88982

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1950
NPG x88982

x88986

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1951-1952
NPG x88986

x88979

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1952
NPG x88979

x88984

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x88984

x88978

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x88978

x88976

Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1957
NPG x88976

x88988

Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1957-1958
NPG x88988

x88968

Winifred Radford; Meredith Frampton

by Brian Harris, for The Times
bromide print, 1982
NPG x88968

x88969

Constance Carrodus; Meredith Frampton; Winifred Radford

by Brian Harris, for The Times
bromide print, 1982
NPG x88969

x88970

Winifred Radford

by Unknown photographer
colour print, 1986
NPG x88970

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