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The Queen's Music: Italian Vocal Duets & Trios

Album Summary

>Anonymous, Italian : Parlate per me, song
>Rossi, Luigi : Tu sarai sempre, for 2 voices & continuo
>Cesti, Antonio : Gia son morto, motet for 2 voices
>Rossi, Luigi : Dite o Cieli, for 2 voices & continuo
>Anonymous, Italian : Pian piano mio core, song
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 8, Toccata otova
>Carissimi, Giacomo : Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde (I naviganti), cantata for 2 sopranos, baritone & continuo
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 7, basso solo, "detta la Tuccina" (la Superba), f
>Rossi, Luigi : O cieli pieta, for 2 voices & continuo
>Rossi, Luigi : Lasso benche mi fugga, for 2 voices & continuo
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 9, Toccata nona
>Rossi, Luigi : Pene che volete, for 2 voices & continuo
>Rossi, Luigi : Pieta spietati lumi, cantata for 3 voices & continuo
>Anonymous, Italian : Partitevi da me, song
>Rossi, Luigi : Vorrei scoprirti, for 2 voices & continuo
>Anonymous, Italian : Occhi belli, song
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 2, Toccata seconda
>Anonymous, Italian : E' di ragion, song
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Many of the settings exploit the sensual intertwining of two soprano voices over a basso continuo...Emma Kirkby, dewy-voiced as ever, and Swedish soprano Susanne Rydén make exquisite partners, ever-sensitive to the music's subtle nuances and graceful ornamentation.

Financial Times
Harvey's few contributions to the BIS disc, a collection of Italian vocal duets and trios from the court of the legendary 17th-century Queen Christina of Sweden, are wonderfully stylish, but the recital is dominated by the sopranos and Lars Ulrik Mortensen's spirited harpsichord playing.

Gramophone Magazine
Mortensen's captivating harpsichord accompaniments also play a vital part in helping to share the appealing merits of refined miniatures such as Antonio Cesti's duet 'Già son morto'...Luigi Rossi's 'Dite o cieli' is sung by Kirkby and Harvey with marvellous lightness and I particularly admired Carissimi's trio I Naviganti.

International Record Review
Kirkby, Rydén and Harvey all specialists in the historically informed performance of Baroque music, have the light, brilliant, flexible voices necessary to do these lovely works full justice. Kirkby is warmer than the more crystalline-sounding and considerably younger Rydén, but she is no less agile and thus the two sopranos are a perfect match.

Sunday Times
The vocal colours of Kirkby and her fellow soprano Susanne Rydén complement each other beautifully, while Peter Harvey's resonant baritone and the countertenor Mikael Bellini add other shades.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Länna Church, Sweden (05/2008).



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>Anonymous, Italian : Parlate per me, song
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Rossi, Luigi : Tu sarai sempre, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Cesti, Antonio : Già son morto, motet for 2 voices
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Rossi, Luigi : Dite o Cieli, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Italian : Pian piano mio core, song
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 8, Toccata otova
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Carissimi, Giacomo : Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde (I naviganti), cantata for 2 sopranos, baritone & continuo
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: by 04/1653

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : In partitura, il primo libro della canzoni ... no 7, basso solo, "detta la Tuccina" (la Superba), f
  • Performers: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord); Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Luigi : O cieli pietà, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Luigi : Lasso benché mi fugga, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Mikael Bellini (Countertenor); Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 9, Toccata nona
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Luigi : Pene che volete, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Luigi : Pietà spietati lumi, cantata for 3 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Italian : Partitevi da me, song
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Rossi, Luigi : Vorrei scoprirti, for 2 voices & continuo
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Italian : Occhi belli, song
  • Performers: Emma Kirkby (Soprano); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 2, Toccata seconda
  • Performer: Lars Mortensen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, Italian : E' di ragion, song
  • Performers: Peter Harvey (Bass Baritone); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Form: Vocal