Emma Kirkby

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Born: February 26, 1949; Camberley, England  
English soprano Emma Kirkby is one of the leading proponents of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music. Having begun her vocal studies with Jessica Cash at Oxford University (while studying classic literature), she made her 1974 concert debut in London; she has been regarded as an early music specialist from the beginning. She made her first tour of the United States in 1978; tours to all of the major music capitals of the world have followed. Read more Especially noteworthy was a tour of the Arabian states with lutenist Anthony Rooley.

She has been a member of the Academy of Ancient Music, The London Baroque, The Taverner Players and the Consort of Musicke. In her collaborations with these groups she has increased the public awareness of correct Baroque performance practice while carefully avoiding pedantry; she brings a great deal of drama and musicianship to her performances. Besides the lute songs of the Renaissance era, Kirkby is well known for her performances of the cantatas and passions of Bach and the choral music of Monteverdi. Though she has rarely appeared on the operatic stage, she had great success as Dorlina in Handel's Orlando and in the title role of Scarlatti's Giuditta.

Kirkby's voice is a very light, lyric soprano of unusual sweetness. She has excellent control of the voice and is able to sing without any vibrato -- a quality that many practitioners of early music prefer. Her recordings give an excellent view of the range of her repertoire -- at times even expanding on it, since she has recorded several operas which she has not sung on stage, including Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Monteverdi' Orfeo, Handel's Orlando and Hasse's Cleofide. Read less

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Born: February 26, 1949; Camberley, England  
English soprano Emma Kirkby is one of the leading proponents of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music. Having begun her vocal studies with Jessica Cash at Oxford University (while studying classic literature), she made her 1974 concert debut in London; she has been regarded as an early music specialist from the beginning. She made her first tour of the United States in 1978; tours to all of the major music capitals of the world have followed. Read more
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Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - Symphony
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Comfort Ye, My People - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "And The Glory Of The Lord"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Thus Saith The Lord...But Who May Abide"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "And He Shall Purify The Sons Of Levi"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive...O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - " For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth...The People That Walked In Darkness"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "For Unto Us A Child Is Born"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "There Were Shepherds...Glory To God In The Highest"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind ... He Shall Feed His Flock"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "His Yoke Is Easy"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Behold The Lamb Of God"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "He Was Despised"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs... And With His Stripes We Are Healed"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "All They That See Him...He Trusted In God"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart...Behold The Lamb Of God....He Was Cut Off"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Lift Up Your Heads"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Unto Which Of The Angels...Let All The Angels"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Thou Art Gone Up On High"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "The Lord Gave The Word"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "How Beautiful Are The Feet"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Their Sound Is Gone Out"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Why Do The Nations...Let Us Break Asunder"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "He That Dwelleth In Heaven...Thou Shalt Break Them"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - Hallelujah
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Since By Man Came Death"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Behold, I Tell You A Mystery...The Trumpet Shall Sound"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Then Shall Be Brought To Pass - O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "But Thanks Be To God"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "If God Be For Us"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Worthy Is The Lamb...Blessing And Honour"
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - Amen
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht...Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - "Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee susse"
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Heute noch
J.S. Bach: "Coffee Cantata" BWV 211 - Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 1. Ouverture
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 2-3. Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet...Nu, Mieke, gib dein Guschel immer her
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 4-5 Ach es schmeckt doch gar zu gut
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 6-7. Ach, Herr Schösser, geht nicht gar zu schlimm
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 8-9. Unser trefflicher, lieber Kammerherr
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 10-11: Das ist galant, es spricht niemand
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 12-13. Fünfzig Taler bares Geld
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 14-15: Klein-Zsocher müsse so zart und süße
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 16-17: Es nehme zehntausend Dukaten
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 18-19: Gib, Schöne, viel Söhne
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 20-21: Dein Wachstum sei feste
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 22. Arie: Und daß ihr's alle wißt
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 212 "Peasant Cantata" - 24. Chor (Duetto): Wir gehn nun, wo der Dudelsack
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 1. Adagio: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 2. Recit: Die Welt wird wieder neu
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 3. Aria: Phöbus eilt mit schnellen Pferden
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 4. Recit: D'rum sucht auch Amor sein Vergnügen
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 5. Aria: Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 6. Recit: Und dieses ist das Glücke
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 7. Aria: Sich üben im Lieben
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 8. Recit: So sei das Band der keuschen Liebe
J.S. Bach: Cantata No.202 "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" (Wedding Cantata), BWV 202 - 9. Gavotte: Sehet in Zufriedenheit
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Ich habe genug" BWV 82 - 2. Recitativo: Ich habe genug! Mein Trost ist nur allein
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Ich habe genug" BWV 82 - 3. Aria: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 1. Recit: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 2. Aria: Spielet, ihr beseelten Lieder
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 3. Recit: Doch haltet ein, ihr muntern Saiten
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 4. Aria: Ruhet hie, matte Töne
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 5. Recit: So glaubt man denn, daß die Musik verführe
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 6. Aria: Schweigt, ihr Flöten, schweigt ihr Töne
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 7. Recit: Was Luft? was Grab?
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 8. Aria: Großer Gönner, dein Vergnügen
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 9. Recit: Hochteurer Mann, so fahre ferner fort
J.S. Bach: Cantata, BWV 210 "O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit" - 10. Aria: Seid beglückt
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Sonata
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Tu fedel? tu costante?
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Cento belle ami, Fileno
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - L' occhio nero vivace di Filli
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Se Licori, Filli ed io
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Ma, se non hai più...Se non ti piace amarmi
Handel: "Tu Fedel? Tu Costante?", HWV 171 - Sì, crudel, ti lascierò
Handel: "Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132 - Mi palpita il cor
Handel: "Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132 - Ho tanti affanni in petto
Handel: "Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132 - Clori, di te mi lagno
Handel: "Mi palpita il cor", HWV 132 - S'un dì m'adora la mia crudele
Handel: Alpestre Monte, HWV 81 - Alpestre monte
Handel: Alpestre Monte, HWV 81 - Io son ben ch'il vostro orrore
Handel: Alpestre Monte, HWV 81 - Quindi men vengo a voi
Handel: Alpestre Monte, HWV 81 - Almen dopo il fato mio
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Tra le fiamme tu scherzi pergioco
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Dedalo già le fortunate penne
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Pien di nuovo e bel diletto
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Sì, sì, purtroppo è vero
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Voli per l'aria chi può volare
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - L'uomo che nacque per salire al Cielo
Handel: "Tra le fiamme", HWV 170 - Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per salire per gioco


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