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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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Winifred Radford

by Angus McBean
vintage bromide print on card mount, 1952
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Winifred Radford

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

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Winifred Radford

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

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Winifred Radford

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

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Winifred Radford; Constance Carrodus

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

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Winifred Radford; Meredith Frampton

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

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Constance Carrodus; Meredith Frampton; Winifred Radford

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

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Winifred Radford

by Unknown photographer
colour print, 1986
NPG x88970