Sanctuary of the Heart by Albert Ketelbey, sung by Oscar Natzka

Albert William Ketèlbey (9 August 1875 – 26 November 1959) was an English composer, conductor and pianist, best known for his short pieces of light orchestral music. He was born in Birmingham and moved to London in 1889 to study at Trinity College of Music. After a brilliant studentship he did not pursue the classical career predicted for him, becoming musical director of the Vaudeville Theatre before gaining fame as a composer of light music and as a conductor of his own works.

Oscar Natzka (15 June 1912 – 4 November 1951) was a New Zealand operatic singer. In 1938, after being discovered by opera director Vladimir Rosing, he made his debut with the Royal Covent Garden Opera, and went on to enjoy a career on the operatic circuit. After collapsing on stage on 23 October 1951 during a performance of Die Meistersinger at the New York City Opera, Natzka died on 4 November 1951 in New York City, aged 39.

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