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Orpheus In England: Dowland & Purcell: Songs And Lute Music / Kirkby, Lindberg

Dowland / Purcell / Kirkby / Lindberg
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1725  
Composer:  John DowlandHenry Purcell
Performer:  Emma KirkbyJakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



DOWLAND Songs and Lute Solos. PURCELL Songs and Lute Solos Emma Kirkby (sop); Jakob Lindberg (lt) BIS CD 1725 (75:19 Text and Translation)


It is almost superfluous to add a review to the header, for this disc provides exactly what the listing promises. There are nine songs and five solo lute pieces by Dowland, and seven songs and seven solo lute pieces by Purcell, culled from various sources, in performances by two Read more of the greatest artists of our time that simply are beyond exquisite in every way. All is subtlety, refinement, delicacy, intimacy, and deeply penetrating expressiveness, in which every word, every inflection, and every chord takes its share and lightly carries its burden. Above all, it is art that is utterly natural and free from self-conscious artifice. If somehow you have never broached this repertoire or these performers before now, look no further for a starting point and take the plunge immediately. Those with prior acquaintance will need no further urging from me to regard this as an essential acquisition. The recorded sound is fairly close, with a pleasant and not excessive degree of warmth and reverberation. Intelligent program notes and full texts are provided. Highest possible recommendation, and an immediate nominee for the Classical Hall of Fame.


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Works on This Recording

1.
A Pilgrimes Solace: no 1, Disdain me still by John Dowland
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
2.
Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 11, Lend your eares to my sorrow good people by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1603 
3.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 20, Come, heavy sleepe by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
4.
Preludium, P 98 by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Lachrimae or Seaven Teares: The Earl of Essex Galiard by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; England 
6.
A shepherd in a shade his plaining made, D 45 by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1600; England 
7.
Third and Last Booke of Songes or Aires: no 12, By a fountain where I lay by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
8.
Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 21, Away with these self-loving lads by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; England 
9.
Lachrimae or Seaven Teares by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1604; England 
10.
Tarletones riserrectione, P 59 by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
11.
A Pilgrimes Solace: no 13, If that a sinner sighes by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1612; England 
12.
A Fantasie by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
13.
Second Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 20, Tosse not my soule by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
14.
In darkness let mee dwell by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610; England 
15.
She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
16.
Indian Queen, Z 630: They tell us that your mighty powers by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
17.
Trumpet Tune for Harpsichord in C major, Z T678 "Cibell" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
18.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Echo Dance of the Furies by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
19.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Grove Dance by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
20.
Fly swift, ye hours, Z 369 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1692; England 
21.
Bonduca, Z 574: O lead me to some peaceful gloom by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
22.
What a sad fate is mine, Z 428 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
23.
A New Irish Tune for Harpsichord in G major, Z 646 "Lilliburleo" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
24.
A New Scotch Tune for Harpsichord in G major, Z 655 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
25.
A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the pleasures" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
26.
From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
27.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
28.
Old Bachelor, Z 607: Hornpipe by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 

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