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Arise, My Muse / Isetyn Davies, Richard Egarr

Davies / Egarr
Release Date: 03/04/2014 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 65   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliHenry PurcellJohn BlowWilliam Croft,   ... 
Performer:  Iestyn DaviesBojan CicicPamela ThorbyMark Levy,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Famed for the crystalline beauty of his voice and the breath-taking daring of his artistry, British countertenor Iestyn Davies returned to Wigmore Hall with a programme reaching back to the Restoration Court to reveal the wealth of musical riches of the late 17th-century London. For this recital, Iestyn Davies and the ensemble stepped beyond the bounds of convention to explore the works with fresh insight, delivering an invigorating yet refined and delicate performance. Famed for the crystalline beauty of his voice and the breath-taking daring of his artistry, British countertenor Iestyn Davies returned to Wigmore Hall with a programme reaching back to the Restoration Court to reveal the wealth of musical riches of the late 17th-century London. For this recital, Iestyn Davies and the ensemble stepped beyond the bounds of convention to explore the works with fresh insight, delivering an invigorating yet refined and delicate performance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canzoni et sonate (21): Sonata XXI con tre violoni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
3.
Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D major/F major, Z. 731 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Pamela Thorby (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4.
Amphion Anglicus: Poor Celadon, he sighs in vain by John Blow
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Mark Levy (), William Carter (Theorbo),
Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Ye tuneful numbers, a song with symphony, for voice & continuo by William Croft
Performer:  Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo), Iestyn Davies (),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Iestyn Davies (), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Mark Levy (), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7.
Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday, Z 320: Arise, my muse by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Bojan Cicic (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Come ye sons of Art, away, Z 323: Strike the viol by Henry Purcell
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Mark Levy (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Iestyn Davies ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Welcome to all the Pleasures, Z 339: Here the Deities approve by Henry Purcell
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Mark Levy (),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Iestyn Davies (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10.
Yorkshire Feast Song, Z 333: The pale & the purple rose by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo), Mark Levy (),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Iestyn Davies (), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11.
Hail! bright Cecilia, Z 328: 'Tis Nature's Voice by Henry Purcell
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord),
Stephen Pedder (Violin), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Iestyn Davies (),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
Celebrate this festival, Z 321: Crown the altar by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julia Kuhn (Viola), Mark Levy (), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Tabea Debus (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord),
Bojan Cicic (Violin), Iestyn Davies (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13.
Come, come along for a dance & a song: The Glory of the Arcadian Groves by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Iestyn Davies (),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Mark Levy (), Bojan Cicic (Violin), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
William Carter (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
14.
King Arthur, Z 628: Fairest isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mark Levy (), Iestyn Davies (), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord),
Bojan Cicic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. Overture by John Blow
Performer:  Bojan Cicic (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Iestyn Davies (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
William Carter (Theorbo), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Julia Kuhn (Violin),
Mark Levy ()
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
16.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. Cupid's Entry by John Blow
Performer:  William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Mark Levy (), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
17.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. Entry: A Dance by a Huntsman by John Blow
Performer:  Tabea Debus (Recorder), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Viola),
Iestyn Davies (), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Mark Levy (),
William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. A Dance of Cupids by John Blow
Performer:  Mark Levy (), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Iestyn Davies (),
William Carter (Theorbo), Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
19.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. Act Tune (Act 1) by John Blow
Performer:  Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Iestyn Davies (), Mark Levy (),
William Carter (Theorbo), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Tabea Debus (Recorder),
Stephen Pedder (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. Act Tune (Act 2) by John Blow
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Tabea Debus (Recorder), Stephen Pedder (Violin),
Julia Kuhn (Viola), Iestyn Davies (), William Carter (Theorbo),
Pamela Thorby (Recorder), Julia Kuhn (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Bojan Cicic (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
21.
Venus & Adonis: Suite. A Ground by John Blow
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord), Stephen Pedder (Violin), Mark Levy (),
Julia Kuhn (Violin), Julia Kuhn (Viola), Bojan Cicic (Violin),
Iestyn Davies (), Pamela Thorby (Recorder), William Carter (Theorbo),
Tabea Debus (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681 
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
22.
Spoken Introduction by Spoken Word
Performer:  Iestyn Davies ()
Date of Recording: 02/27/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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