Daniel Taylor

Biography

Born: November, 1969   Country: Canada  
Daniel Taylor is often described as Canada's leading countertenor. And with scores of rave reviews from concerts across the globe and more than 60 recordings to his credit, it would be hard to challenge the claim. His many supporters, not to mention a host of notable critics, have lavished high praise on Taylor for the beauty of his unique, female-timbred voice. His repertory has tended to favor Renaissance-era and Baroque music, with the Read more cantatas of J.S. Bach heavily figuring in his discography. He also regularly appears on the world's most prestigious operatic stages, again favoring early music repertory in his choice of roles, with the works of Handel taking precedence. Despite his preference for early music, Taylor has sung a fair amount of modern works by a range of diverse composers: Bernstein, Sakamoto, Christos Hatzis, and Arvo Pärt. Taylor is the founder of the Theatre of Early Music, a Montreal-based period-instrument ensemble, for which he also serves as artistic director. In concert Taylor often performs with renowned Canadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc. He has recorded for a spate of major labels, including BIS, Dorian, Atma Classique, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and Virgin Classics.

Daniel Taylor was born in Canada in 1969. At six he began singing in the (Anglican) St. Matthew's Church choir, and four years later became a treble for the National Arts Centre Opera. At 16 he began vocal lessons with renowned countertenor Allan Fast. Taylor studied music first at McGill University, then, for his master's, at the University of Montreal. He had later studies in Europe in Baroque interpretation and still takes vocal lessons from British countertenor Michael Chance.

Taylor quickly established his reputation in Canada, both in opera and the concert hall. He debuted in 1997 at Glyndebourne to rave reviews in Handel's Theodora. His April 1999 Met debut as Nireno in Handel's Giulio Cesare was equally impressive.

By then he had several major recordings to his credit, including three Orfeo discs of works by Niccolò Jommelli, with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra under Frieder Bernius.

In the new century Taylor founded the Theatre of Early Music ensemble. The group has attracted such artists as Emma Kirkby, Suzie Leblanc, and Stephen Varcoe and has made a dozen or so recordings. In 2004 Taylor was named the Opus Prizes Artist of the year. Among Taylor's recordings is the 2007 Virgin Classics DVD Bach in Notre Dame. Read less
Browse 51-68 of 68 Available Recordings
1 2 3
  • 51.
    Zelenka: Missa Dei Patris / Bernius, Bach, Taylor, Et Al
    Label: Carus   Catalog: 83209 Release Date: 07/24/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jan Dismas Zelenka
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Mechthild Bach,  Markus Brutscher,  Gotthold Schwarz
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Baroque Ensemble,  Stuttgart Chamber Choir
    On sale! $18.99
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $18.99   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 52.
    New Line - Gordon, Lang, Wolfe: Lost Objects / Bang On A Can
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 84107 Release Date: 05/15/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Gordon
    Performer:  Joseph Carver,  Lorenzo Alpert,  Hedwig Von der Linde,  James Woodrow  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Epple
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Bang on a Can,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    In Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 53.
    O Sweet Love - Byrd, Dowland / Daniel Taylor, Et Al
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2207 Release Date: 04/10/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd,  John Dowland
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Stephen Stubbs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 54.
    Perceval - The Quest For The Grail Vol 2 / Taylor, La Nef
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90294 Release Date: 03/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sylvain Bergeron
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
    Recommendation
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 55.
    The Queen, The Bear & The Bumblebee
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84353 Release Date: 03/06/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Homzy,  Mark Goldman
    Performer:  Luc Saucier,  Daniel Taylor,  Erin Thrall
    CD: $14.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 56.
    Bach: Trinity Cantatas I / Fuge, Taylor, Gardiner, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463590 Release Date: 12/12/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  James Gilchrist,  Katherine Fuge,  Peter Harvey,  Daniel Taylor
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
    Recommendation
    On sale! $15.98
    CD: $13.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $15.98   CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 57.
    Handel: Rinaldo / Hogwood, Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Et Al
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 467087 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  David Daniels,  Gerald Finley,  Bejun Mehta,  Daniel Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
    CD: $49.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    CD:  $49.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $29.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 58.
    Lie Down, Poor Heart - English Lutesongs & Ballads / Taylor
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90287 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Playford,  John Coprario,  Robert Johnson,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Sylvain Bergeron,  Daniel Taylor
    Recommendation
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 59.
    Daniel Taylor - Portrait
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22228 Release Date: 08/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Blow,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Traditional,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Sylvain Bergeron,  Bruce Haynes,  Suzie LeBlanc  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble da Sonar,  Les Voix Humaines
    On sale! $12.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $12.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 60.
    Star Of The Magi / Le Blanc, Taylor, Les Voix Humaines
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2190 Release Date: 12/14/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francois du Caurroy,  Mateo Flecha,  Francesco Turini,  Tarquinio Merula  ... 
    Performer:  Susie Napper,  Margaret Little,  Francis Colpron,  Sylvain Bergeron  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
    Recommendation
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 61.
    Perceval - The Quest For The Grail Vol 1 / La Nef
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90271 Release Date: 08/17/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sylvain Bergeron
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Nef
    Recommendation
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

    MP3:  $9.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 62.
    Bach - Arias & Oboe D'amore / Taylor, Haynes, Et Al
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2158 Release Date: 06/08/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Susie Napper,  Daniel Taylor,  Réjean Poirier,  Pierre Cartier  ... 
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 63.
    Jommelli: Il Vologeso / Bernius, Waschinski, Odinius, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 420983 Release Date: 11/01/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Niccolò Jommelli
    Performer:  Gabriele Rossmanith,  Lothar Odinius,  Helene Schneiderman,  Daniel Taylor  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    On sale! $64.99
    CD: $48.49
    In Stock
    On sale!   $64.99   CD:  $48.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 64.
    Handel: Rodelinda / Kraemer, Daneman, Taylor, Et Al
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 45277 Release Date: 07/28/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Sophie Daneman,  Adrian Thompson,  Catherine Robbin,  Robin Blaze  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
    Recommendation
    On sale! $36.98
    ArkivCD $34.99
    Low Stock
    MP3 Available
    On sale!   $36.98   ArkivCD:  $34.99 Add to Cart

    MP3:  $29.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 65.
    Dowland - Tears Of The Muse / Taylor, Martin, Voix Humaines
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2151 Release Date: 07/14/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Francis Cutting,  Tobias Hume
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Andreas Martin,  Susie Napper,  Margaret Little
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
    Recommendation
    On sale! $16.99
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $16.99   CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 66.
    Hume: Poeticall Musicke, Vol.1
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 554126 Release Date: 06/02/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tobias Hume
    Performer:  Daniel Taylor,  Stephen Stubbs
    CD not available
    MP3 Available
    MP3:  $7.99 Add MP3 to Cart

  • 67.
    Jommelli: Didone Abbandonata / Bernius, Roschmann, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 381953 Release Date: 12/19/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Niccolò Jommelli
    Performer:  Mechthild Bach,  William Kendall,  Daniel Taylor,  Arno Raunig  ... 
    Conductor:  Frieder Bernius
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    On sale! $64.99
    CD: $48.49
    Back Order
    On sale!   $64.99   CD:  $48.49 Add CD to Cart

1 2 3