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Rene Jacobs: The Countertenor - The Accent Recordings 1978-1982


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24321   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henry PurcellDietrich BuxtehudeJohann Christoph BachGeorg Philipp Telemann,   ... 
Performer:  René JacobsWieland KuijkenKonrad JunghänelJos van Immerseel,   ... 
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken ConsortParnassus EnsembleGhent Collegium Vocale,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As a singer, conductor, teacher, and scientist, Rene Jacobs is without a doubt one of the most impressive personalities in today’s early music scene. In addition to her numerous opera performances and concerts, he also boasts an impressive discography containing more than 250 recordings. In the early stages of his career, during the 1970s and 1980s, Jacobs made waves primarily as a singer. He belonged to the first generation of male altos in Europe during a time when countertenors were still considered rare and exotic in many regions. This release has been issued to celebrate Jacobs’ 70th birthday. All of the recordings which Jacobs made for Accent early on in his career are included, with repertoire ranging from early Baroque to Read more Romanticism, from Purcell and Telemann to Gluck and Rossini. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: 'Tis nature's voice by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
2.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
3.
History of King Richard II, Z 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
4.
Prophetess, Z 627: Since from my dear Astrea's sight by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
5.
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z 410 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
6.
Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
7.
Ah! cruel nymph, you give despair, Z 352 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
8.
The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
9.
Old Bachelor, Z 607: As Amoret and Thyrsis lay by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
10.
Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
11.
I lov'd fair Celia, Z 381 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
12.
Young Thirsis' fate, Z 473 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Wieland Kuijken (Viola Da Gamba), Konrad Junghänel (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
13.
Klag-Lied, VuxWV 76b "Muß der Tod denn auch entbinden" by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Consort,  Parnassus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
14.
Jubilate Domino, omnis terra, BuxWV 64 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Consort,  Parnassus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1672; Lübeck, Germany 
15.
Ach, dass ich Wassers genug hätte by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Consort,  Parnassus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
16.
Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht, TV 7 no 3 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Consort,  Parnassus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1701; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Ihr Völker, hört, TV 1 no 921 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuijken Consort,  Parnassus Ensemble
18.
Il barcajuolo by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
19.
Il pescatore by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
20.
Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Milan, Italy 
21.
Dolente immagine di Fille mia by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1824; Italy 
22.
Il fervido desiderio by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
23.
Vaga luna che inargenti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
24.
Gesänge (3), D 902/Op. 83: no 1, L'incanto degli occhi by Franz Schubert
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Canzonen (4), D 688: no 2, Guarda, che bianca luna by Franz Schubert
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Tancredi: Tu che accendi questo core - Di tanti palpiti by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
27.
Das Glück der Freundschaft, Op. 88 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
28.
In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Ariettas (4) and a Duet, Op. 82: no 2, Liebes-Klage by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Jos van Immerseel (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1809; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  René Jacobs (Countertenor), Magdalena Falewicz (Soprano), Marianne Kweksilber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  La Petite Bande
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1982 
Venue:  Roma Hall, Antwerp, Belgium 
Length: 105 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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