Colin Tilney

Biography

Born: October 31, 1933; London, England  
Colin Tilney is an English early music keyboard player, an unusually active survivor of the first generation of musicians who brought the idea of historically informed performance to the general concertgoer's consciousness. Tilney's repertoire stretches from the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth, and he has played the fortepiano, the virginal, and even an occasional continuo organ in addition to his main instrument, the harpsichord. Read more Further, he has often attempted to match specific instruments with appropriate repertoire. Born in London, Tilney studied music and languages at Cambridge and then sought out harpsichord lessons with several teachers, Gustav Leonhardt among them. He began performing and recording, at first mostly in ensembles devoted to English music, in the early 1960s. His U.S. debut came in 1971. From 1979, Tilney taught at the University of Toronto and at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, during which time he edited several printed collections of specialized Baroque repertoire, including The Art of the Unmeasured Prelude (1991). He has made an acclaimed recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and has recorded the complete keyboard works of Matthew Locke. A good example of Tilney's work on disc is the 1996 album Scarlatti High and Low, which presented Domenico Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas that lay at the extremes of the instrument's range. Here and elsewhere, Tilney not only presents unusual music engagingly, but also embodies expertise on the historical development of keyboard instruments. His interests also extend to contemporary music, and he has commissioned works for harpsichord from various Canadian composers and from the British quasi-serialist Elisabeth Lutyens. In 2002, Tilney relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, where he teaches as an adjunct professor of harpsichord performance at the University of Victoria and serves as the resident harpsichordist for the Victoria Symphony. Read less
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    Contrapuntal Byrd
    Label: Music & Arts   Catalog: 1288 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    The Bach Recordings / Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 002307502 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Christian Bach,  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Performer:  Christophe Rousset,  Catherine Mackintosh,  Monica Huggett,  Christopher Hirons  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
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    C. P. E. Bach: Symphonies & Concertos / Goebel, Pinnock, Richter
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002020802 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
    Performer:  Robert Hill,  Andreas Staier,  Stephen Preston,  Catherine Mackintosh  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock,  Karl Richter,  Reinhard Goebel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Musica Antiqua Cologne
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    Froberger 1649 - Suites, Fantasias, And A Lament / Colin Tilney
    Label: Music & Arts   Catalog: 1280 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Jacob Froberger
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    Archiv Produktion 1947-2013
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001833572 Release Date: 06/18/2013   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Anonymous,  Adam de la Halle,  Raimbaut de Vaqeiras  ... 
    Performer:  Helmut Walcha,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Hermann Töttcher,  Maria Jung  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Ristenpart,  Fritz Lehmann,  Maurus Pfaff,  Safford Cape  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Karl Ristenpart Chamber Orchestra,  Bach Festival Orchestra,  Frankfurt Music School Chorus  ... 
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    Bach: The French Suites / Colin Tilney
    Label: Music & Arts   Catalog: 1268 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    The Baroque Collection
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 73420 Release Date: 10/22/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Giovanni Palestrina  ... 
    Performer:  Xavier Darasse,  Maurice André,  Guy Touvron,  Pierre Pierlot  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe,  Jörg Faerber,  Jacques Roussel,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra,  Antiqua Musica  ... 
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    Scarlatti: Sonatas / Colin Tilney
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 443179 Release Date: 11/02/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    Bach & His Forerunners - Couperin, Frescobaldi, Gabrieli, Froberger / Colin Tilney
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1226 Release Date: 07/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Jacob Froberger,  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Giovanni Gabrieli  ... 
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    Anthology Of English Song 1530-1790 / Burrowes, Luxon, Eathorne, Langridge
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 2309 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Lawes,  John Eccles,  George Monro,  Richard Leveridge  ... 
    Performer:  Philip Langridge,  Harold Lester,  Paul Robertson,  David Matthews  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Medici String Quartet
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    Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas / Ofra Harnoy, Colin Tilney
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60430 Release Date: 02/18/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Ofra Harnoy,  Mihai Tetel,  Colin Tilney
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    Monteverdi: Madrigals & Sacred Concertos / Rogers, Jürgens
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 415295 Release Date: 10/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Nigel Rogers,  Colin Tilney,  Christopher Keyte,  Ian Partridge
    Conductor:  Jürgen Jürgens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Monteverdi Instrumental Ensemble
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    Sing Unto The Lord - Handel, Mozart: Choruses / Somary, Abravanel, Et Al
    Label: Sheridan Square   Catalog: 6713 Release Date: 03/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Harold Lester,  Colin Tilney
    Conductor:  Johannes Somary,  Stephen Somary,  Helmut Koch,  Maurice Abravanel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amor Artis Chorale,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir  ... 
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    Baroque 8 - Purcell: Theatre Music / Menuhin, Barbirolli, De Los Angeles, Harper
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 65341 Release Date: 10/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Victoria de los Angeles,  Heather Harper,  Joan Carlyle
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir John Barbirolli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bath Festival Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Ultimate Vivaldi - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000972802 Release Date: 09/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo,  Alan Cuckston,  Denis Vigay,  Ida Levin  ... 
    Conductor:  Iona Brown,  Sir Neville Marriner,  George Guest,  George Malcolm
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di Napoli,  I Solisti di Napoli Orchestra,  Los Romeros
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    Dowland: The Collected Works / Rooley, Consort Of Musicke
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 000839402 Release Date: 03/13/2007   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Thomas Morley
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Anthony Bailes,  Jakob Lindberg,  Nigel North  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
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    Handel: Messiah / Somary, Price, Minton, Young, Diaz
    Label: Vanguard   Catalog: 1969 Release Date: 08/22/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Yvonne Minton,  Alexander Young,  Colin Tilney,  Margaret Price  ... 
    Conductor:  Johannes Somary
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  AmorArtis Chamber Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra
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    C.P.E. Bach: Six Clavichord Sonatas / Tilney
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 71146 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    Ladders To Heaven - D. Scarlatti: 16 Late Sonatas / Tilney
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 93253 Release Date: 06/24/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
    Performer:  Colin Tilney
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    Bach: Six Sonatas For Violin & Harpsichord Vol 1 / Comberti
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 93233 Release Date: 08/07/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Micaela Comberti
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    Bach: Six Sonatas For Violin & Harpsichord Vol 2 / Comberti
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 93234 Release Date: 08/07/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Micaela Comberti
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    C.P.E. Bach: Odes, Psalms & Lieder / Demus, Tilney
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453168 Release Date: 07/08/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Colin Tilney,  Jörg Demus,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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    Vivaldi: Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 460950 Release Date: 06/15/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Anner Bylsma,  Anthony Pleeth,  Michel Piguet,  Monica Huggett  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Philip Pickett,  Karl Münchinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  New London Consort  ... 
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    Elizabeth's Music / Baltimore Consort, Et Al
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90015 Release Date: 03/23/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  William Byrd,  Matthew Holmes,  Thomas Campion  ... 
    Performer:  Ronn McFarlane,  Colin Tilney,  Julianne Baird,  Frederick Urrey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort,  Toronto Consort
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    An Hour With C.p.e. Bach / Les Coucous Bénévoles, Gay
    Label: Music & Arts Programs Of America   Catalog: 1037 Release Date: 02/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Margaret Gay,  Colin Tilney,  Sergei Istomin,  Linda Melsted  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Coucous Bénévoles
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