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Lost Is My Quiet / Sampson, Davies, Middleton


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2279  
Composer:  Henry PurcellFelix MendelssohnRobert SchumannRoger Quilter
Performer:  Iestyn DaviesCarolyn SampsonJoseph Middleton
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies have collaborated on many occasions in the field of Baroque opera and oratorio, but on this occasion they venture into a somewhat different territory. In the company of Joseph Middleton, they have been exploring the Lieder for one and two voices of Mendelssohn and Schumann, combining them with songs and duets by Roger Quilter. And even though the disc actually opens with a set of Purcell songs – repertoire which both singers have previously made their mark in – they are here performed with the piano accompaniments realized by Benjamin Britten, turning them into something quite new and different. ‘Creamy’, ‘luminous’ and ‘supple’ are words
Read more that often appear in reviews about both Carolyn Sampson and Iestyn Davies, and in these duets they achieve a marvellous blend as well as the utmost precision. They are aided in this by Joseph Middleton, described in The Telegraph (UK) as an ‘unfailingly sensitive accompanist’. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sound the trumpet, Z 335 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
2.
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
3.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
4.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
5.
Maid's Last Prayer, Z 601: No, resistance is but vain by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
6.
Oroonoko, Z 584: Celemene, pray tell me by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
7.
Duets (6), Op. 63: no 1, Ich wollt' meine Lieb' by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
8.
Duets (6), Op. 63: no 3, Gruss by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
9.
Duets (6), Op. 63: no 5, Volkslied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
10.
Duets (6), Op. 63: no 6, Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
11.
Songs (12), Op. 9: no 6, Scheidlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
12.
Songs (6), Op. 19a: no 4, Neue Liebe by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; Germany 
13.
Duets (3), Op. 77 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
14.
Duets (3), Op. 43 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 1, Nachtlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
16.
Gedichte (12), Op. 35: no 8, Stille Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
17.
Gesänge (3), Op. 83: no 3, Der Einsiedler by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
18.
Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
19.
Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 12, So wahr die Sonne scheinet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
20.
Shakespeare Songs (5), Op. 23: no 3, It was a lover and his lass by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919-1921; England 
21.
Elizabethan Lyrics (7), Op. 12: no 1, Weep you no more by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
22.
Songs (6), Op. 25: no 5, Music, when Soft Voices Die by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 
23.
Arnold Book of Old Songs: Drink to me only with thine eyes by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: England 
24.
Songs (3), Op. 3: no 1, Love's Philosophy by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; England 
25.
Love at the Inn: Love calls through the summer night by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Iestyn Davies (Countertenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Joseph Middleton (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1940; England 

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