EMMA KIRKBY - THE COMPLETE RECITALS

EMMA KIRKBY
THE COMPLETE RECITALS

Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood
Int. Release 02 Mar. 2015
12 CDs / Download
Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre


Track List

CD 1: The Lady Musick

Richard Edwards (1524 - 1566)
Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620)
John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
John Danyel (1564 - 1626)
John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Second Booke of Songes, 1600

Francis Pilkington (1565 - 1638)
Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620)
Francis Pilkington (1565 - 1638)
Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603)
Robert Jones (1597 - 1615)
10.
4:07

Francis Pilkington (1565 - 1638)
11.
4:10

John Bartlett
Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Total Playing Time: 53:03

CD 2: Pastoral Dialogues

Robert Jones (1597 - 1615)
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

William Corkine
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas

3.
1:11

John Dowland (1562 - 1626)
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Robert Johnson (1580 - 1634)
Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

William Lawes (1602 - 1645)
Dialogues

Enrico Radesca di Foggia
Jacopo Peri (1561 - 1633)
Andrea Falconieri (1585 - 1656)
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Alessandro Grandi (1575 - 1630)
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Giovanni Rovetta
Tarquinio Merula (1594 - 1665)
Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Total Playing Time: 58:06

CD 3: Amorous Dialogues

John Bartlett
Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley

Alfonso Ferrabosco Jr. (1575 - 1628)
3.
2:58

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603)
Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Thomas Ford
Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones, Alison Crum

Henry Lawes (1596 - 1662)
Marco Zenobi da Gagliano (1582 - 1643)
8.
3:12

Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley

Benedetto Ferrari
Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Nicolo Fontei
Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
13.
4:48

Emma Kirkby, Martyn Hill, Anthony Rooley, Trevor Jones

Total Playing Time: 53:52

CD 4: Duetti da Camera

Angelo Notari (1556 - 1663)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Anthony Rooley

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson

Giuseppe Valentini (1681 - 1746)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Anthony Rooley

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643)
Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Alessandro Grandi (1575 - 1630)
Nicolo Fontei
Giovanni Rovetta
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, The Consort of Musicke

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Anthony Rooley

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Giovanni Rovetta
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Anthony Rooley

Sigismondo D'India (1582 - 1629)
11.
3:42

Judith Nelson, Anthony Rooley

Galeazzo Sabbatini (1597 - 1662)
12.
5:13

Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, The Consort of Musicke

Total Playing Time: 50:14

CD 5: Purcell: Songs & Arias

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
The Fairy Queen, Z.629

Act 5

Emma Kirkby, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Celebrate this Festival, Z 321 (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary)

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Emma Kirkby, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood

The Fairy Queen, Z.629

Part 3: The Sweet Passion

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley, Richard Campbell, Catherine Mackintosh

The Indian Queen, Z. 630

Act 3

Emma Kirkby, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

The Tempest, Z.631

Act 4

Emma Kirkby, Richard Campbell, Christopher Hogwood

Timon Of Athens, Z.632

The Masque

The Fairy Queen, Z.629

Act 3

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley

Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 45:34

CD 6: Bach, J.S: Coffee Cantata; Peasant Cantata

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
"Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" Cantata, BWV 211 - "Coffee Cantata"

Emma Kirkby, Rogers Covey-Crump, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Rogers Covey-Crump, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

"Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet" Cantata, BWV 212 - "Peasant Cantata"

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 51:54

CD 7: Bach, J.S.: Wedding Cantatas

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, Cantata BWV 202 - "Wedding Cantata"

Ich habe genug, Cantata BWV 82

"O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" Cantata, BWV 210

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:03:34

CD 8: Handel, Arne Arias

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

John Frederick Lampe (1703 - 1751)
Britannia

Dione (1732)

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778)
Rosamunde (Stage work, 1733)

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Ariodante, HWV 33

Act 3

Alcina, HWV 34

Act 3

Act 1

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Alexander's Feast, HWV.75

Part 1

L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, HWV 55

Saul, HWV 53

Act 1

Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 - 1778)
The Masque of Comus

Lib. J. Dalton after Milton

Act 3

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:11:27

CD 9: Handel: Italian Cantatas

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
"Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171

1.
0:00
2:19

The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

"Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132

Alpestre Monte, HWV 81

Ed. A Hicks

"Tra le fiamme", HWV 170

Ed. A Hicks

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 54:16

CD 10: Handel: Cantatas

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

Cantata : Nell'Africane selve, HWV 136a

David Thomas, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

Cantata: Nelle Stagion che, di viole e rose, HWV 137

Judith Nelson, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, David Thomas, Susan Sheppard, Christopher Hogwood

La Resurrezione (1708), HWV 47

Parte Prima

Messiah, HWV 56

material prepared by Christopher Hogwood

Part 1

Pt. 2

Pt. 3

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2

Sung in English . Ed. Peter Brown

Part 1-Scene 3

Part 2-Scene 1

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Part 3-Scene 3

Emma Kirkby, Michael George, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 1:18:56

CD 11: Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate; Motets

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165

Original Version 1773

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chorus, Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, The Academy Of Ancient Music Chorus, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 46:55

CD 12: Mozart Arias

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Il re pastore, K.208

(Metastasio)

Act 1

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Act 2

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hirons, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Zaide, K. 344

Act 1

Act 2

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Emma Kirkby, Steven Lubin, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Total Playing Time: 54:45

The English soprano is not just one of our finest voices -- she is also one of a small group of brilliant musicians who. . . led the way in a grand Renaissance and Baroque music revival . . .

This set is very strongly recommended to all classical collections.

. . . what musical joys we have here . . . "The Lady Musick" showcases Kirkby's crystal-clear diction over the expert lute playing of Rooley . . . Their performance, especially in the Dowland and Campion, is excellent . . . The "Pastoral Dialogues" and the "Amorous Dialogues" offer duets in which Kirkby's clear soprano voice is very finely balanced against David Thomas's bass or Martyn Hill's tenor . . . It is in Monteverdi's "Bel pastor, dal cui bel guardo" from his "Madrigali e canzonetti a tre voce, Libro IX" where the performers really shine . . . [the fourth CD offers] well-articulated singing and fine ensemble work. A real winner . . . [on disc five, offering songs and airs by Henry Purcell,] Kirkby's voice is pitted against an instrumental ensemble . . . This well balanced production allows the voice and all the instruments to blossom and shine . . . [J.S. Bach / Cantatas]: These recordings still sound as fresh as they did when they were first released . . . [disc 8 is of arias, and it] is quite a delight . . . Emma Kirkby makes the vocal line sparkle whilst the Academy of Ancient Music are on excellent form . . . [the final volume of arias] makes for a refreshing programme in which unusual repertoire is matched with the kind of voice which makes the music really shine. It's all beautifully sung by Kirkby as well as played by the Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood. An excellent final disc. All the performances, by all concerned, are excellent throughout this boxed set. The recorded sound, which was regarded as cutting-edge at the time, still sounds bright and sharp.

. . . what musical joys we have here . . . My fond memories of Kirkby's crystal-clear diction over the expert lute playing of Rooley, I am glad to say did not prove false. Their performance, especially in the Dowland and Campion, is excellent . . . The "Pastoral Dialogues" and the "Amorous Dialogues" offer duets in which Kirkby's clear soprano voice is very finely balanced against David Thomas's bass or Martyn Hill's tenor . . . It is in Monteverdi's "Bel pastor, dal cui bel guardo" from his "Madrigali e canzonetti a tre voce, Libro IX" where the performers really shine . . . a diverse collection of chamber duets from the seventeenth century [offers well-articulated singing and fine ensemble work] . . . Disc five is a real stand-out, offering 16 songs and airs by Henry Purcell . . . This well balanced production allows the voice and all the instruments to blossom and shine . . . [the recordings of J.S. Bach's Cantatas] still sound as fresh as they did when they were first released . . . a disc of arias, not just by Handel, but also by Lampe and Arne [is quite a delight] . . . Kirkby makes the vocal line sparkle whilst the Academy of Ancient Music are on excellent form . . . [the final volume, of arias, is a joy;] a refreshing programme in which unusual repertoire is matched with the kind of voice which makes the music really shine. It's all beautifully sung by Kirkby as well as played by the Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood. An excellent final disc . . . All the performances, by all concerned, are excellent throughout this boxed set. The recorded sound, which was regarded as cutting-edge at the time, still sounds bright and sharp.

Du style tricoté, minutieux . . . "La Kirkby" sert les partitions avec une précision ciselée, proche du texte . . . Soin du verbe, musicalité précise, tension vocale, voici indiscutablement en 12 cd les apports les plus spécifiques d'Emma Kirkby . . .

. . . [on saluera] la remarquable cohérence du parcours discographique de la cantatrice anglaise . . . Aucun maillon ne manque dans ce passionnant voyage musical . . . on notera tout particulièrement la présence toujours juste et efficace d'Anthony Rooley et de son Consort of Musicke . . . Toute une époque! . . . on préfèrera aux gravures des premières années les enregistrements plus tardifs, ceux qui permettent de faire valoir une voix plus ronde et plus dorée . . . [Purcell]: peu auront interprété ces pièces avec une simplicité et une justesse de ton aussi désarmantes . . . Merci à Decca-L'Oiseau-Lyre de nous avoir donné la possibilité d'une telle mise en perspective.

Retrouver cette "Lady Musick" en tête des douze CD, c'est immédiatement retomber sous le charme des mots cristallins et d'une sincérité qui n'appartient qu'aux amis. Le florilège élisabéthain reste un enchantement . . . "L'Evening Hymn" est la poésie même, "If Music be the food of love" une caresse -- et une flèche imparable quand tombe le dernier vers . . . Commencez par les "Pastoral Dialogues" avec David Thomas, basse à fleur de lèvres dans un extraordinaire "Sorrow stay" où la mélancolie devient, en miroir, un jeu de séduction . . . les albums avec Martyn Hill et Judith Nelson livrent aussi des perles. Une voix aussi clair . . . écoutez comment elle domine le moindre détail de "Maddalena alla Croce" (Frescobaldi), à nu dans une acoustique sèche avec pour seul soutien le luth de Rooley. Les sept galettes suivantes présentent Emma Kirkby avec Christopher Hogwood, toujours en confiance . . . toute école ont dû rendre les armes à la parution du deuxième récital Mozart, avec son "Ah, lo previdi" supérieurement porté et senti, et un "Ruhe sanft" tombé du ciel.