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The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)
The Art of Melancholy - Songs by John Dowland / Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Thomas Dunford (lute)

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: John Dowland: Sorrow, stay, lend true repentant tears, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs); Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Go crystal tears,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Dunford, Thomas [Lute]

Of all English songwriters, John Dowland has enjoyed the most powerful afterlife, his voice unmistakably present in any version of his songs. The preeminent marriage...continue...
Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/06/2013-04/08/2013)....continue...
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Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias from Solomon, Jephtha, Esther, Belshazzar et al. / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias from Solomon, Jephtha, Esther, Belshazzar et al. / Iestyn Davies, countertenor

1 CD / Vivat / 2014-03-18

Works: George Frederick Handel: Belshazzar; The Triumph of Time and Truth; Esther; Alexander Balus; Jephtha; Birthday Ode for Queen Anne; Solomon; Semele; The Choice of Hercules; Samson; Israel in Egypt
Performers: Chaplin, Rachel [Oboe]; Davies, Iestyn; Debretzeni, Kati; Sampson, Carolyn; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trumpet]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Acclaimed countertenor Iestyn Davies and The King's Consort perform an outstanding programme of Handel arias from some of the composer's finest oratorios.

Eleven varied solo

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Recording information: The Menuhin Hall, Surrey (09/06/2013-09/08/2013)....continue...
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Arise, My Muse / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Richard Egarr & friends
Arise, My Muse / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Richard Egarr & friends

1 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2014-03-04

Works: Henry Purcell: Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday, Z 320; Come ye sons of Art, away, Z 323; Welcome to all the Pleasures, Z 339; Yorkshire Feast Song, Z 333; Hail! bright Cecilia, Z 328; Celebrate this fe...
Performers: Carter, William; Cicic, Bojan; Davies, Iestyn; Debus, Tabea [Recorder]; Egarr, Richard; Kuhn, Julia [Violin/Viola]; Levy, Mark [Viol]; Pedder, Stephen [Violin]; Thorby, Pamela

Famed for the crystalline beauty of his voice and the breath-taking daring of his artistry, British countertenor Iestyn Davies returned to Wigmore Hall with a...continue...
Personnel: Richard Egarr (harpsichord); William Carter (theorbo); Bojan Cicic (violin); Mark Levy (viola da gamba); Pamela Thorby (recorder).

Recording information: Wigmore Hall, London (02...continue...
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Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth
Britten: The Five Canticles / Marcus Farnsworth

25 CD / Wigmore Hall Live / 2013-12-03

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; Canticle V; Canticle IV; Canticle III, Op. 55 "Still Falls the Rain"
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Drake, Julius [Piano]; Farnsworth, Marcus; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Wakeford, Lucy; Watkins, Richard

'A masterclass in producing expressively direct and unaffected Britten' was the Guardian's verdict on the sold-out Wigmore Hall concert on November 30, 2012 featuring all...continue...
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The Sound Of Alison Balsom, trumpet
The Sound Of Alison Balsom, trumpet

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2013-10-29

Works: Henry Purcell: King Arthur, suite, Z 628; Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Cello no 2 in D minor, BWV 1008; Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989; Concerto for solo keyboard no 1 in D major (after Vivaldi...
Performers: Balsom, Alison; Carey, Colm; Davies, Iestyn; Pinnock, Trevor; Ross, Alastair; Thomas, Quentin
Conductors: Gardner, Edward; ; Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: ; Scottish Ensemble; The English Concert
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Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.
Vivaldi: Operas, Vol. 2 - Arias sung by Sandrine Piau, Julia Lezhneva, Vivica Genaux, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathalie Stutzmann et al.

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-08-27

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Argippo, RV 697; Orlando furioso, RV 728; La fida ninfa, RV 714; Atenaide, RV 702; Griselda, RV 718; Ottone in villa, RV 729; Orlando 1714, RV 819; Teuzzone; Farnace, RV 711; Armida,...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Ferrari, Stefano; Genaux, Vivica; Jaroussky, Philippe; Larmore, Jennifer; Lee, David DQ; Lehtipuu, Topi; Lezhneva, Julia; Lopez, Paolo; Novaro, Riccardo; Piau, Sandrine; Zanasi, Furio
Conductors: Sardelli, Federico Maria; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Antonini, Giovanni; Savall, Jordi; Alessandrini, Rinaldo
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus

Along the release of Catone in utica, 50th title and 15th opera recording of the Vivaldi Edition, this compilation gathers some of the finest opera...continue...
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NAI 30547
Contre-Ténors - songs by Purcell, Dowland, Charpentier, Bach, Vivaldi, Gluck et al. / Jaroussky, Scholl, Bowman and Lesne
Contre-Ténors - songs by Purcell, Dowland, Charpentier, Bach, Vivaldi, Gluck et al. / Jaroussky, Scholl, Bowman and Lesne

1 CD / Naïve / 2013-05-28

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, RV 608; Dixit Dominus; Orlando Furioso, RV 728; Griselda, RV 718; Orlando 1714, RV 819; Montezuma, RV 723; Johann Sebastian Bach: Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen, can...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Coin, Christophe; Davies, Iestyn; Goujon, Jean Marc; Jaroussky, Philippe; Lee, David DQ; Lesne, Gerard; Mallas-Godlewska, Ewa; Ragin, Derek Lee; Scholl, Andreas; V...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Coin, Christophe; ; Malgoire, Jean-Claude; Sardelli, Federico Maria; Rousset, Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Baroque de Limoges; Ensemble Matheus; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy ; Les Talens Lyriques; Modo Antiquo; Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble

This special product is dedicated to the countertenor, a voice type rescued from obscurity in the twentieth century and now much in fashion. Featuring some...continue...
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J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Mulroy, Neal Davies, Roderick Williams. Polyphony
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Mulroy, Neal Davies, Roderick Williams. Polyphony

2 CD / Hyperion / 2013-03-12

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Bostridge, Ian; Davies, Iestyn; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Mulroy, Nicholas; Sampson, Carolyn; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble Polyphony in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic...continue...
Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (04/10/2012-04/13/2012)....continue...
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Classical 2013 / DiDonato, Rattle, Frag, Jaroussky, Lim, Balsom, Pahud, Villazon
Classical 2013 / DiDonato, Rattle, Frag, Jaroussky, Lim, Balsom, Pahud, Villazon

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"; Sonata for Violin no 8 in G major, Op. 30/3; Fide...
Performers: Anderson, Ronald Kinloch; Argerich, Martha [Piano]; Baborak, Radek; Balsom, Alison; Bostridge, Ian; Brunello, Mario; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Capucon, Gautier; Capucon, Renaud; Coates, Sam; Da...
Conductors: Rattle, Simon, Sir; Armiliato, Marco; Summers, Patrick; Jensen, Eivind Gullberg; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Pinnock, Trevor; Wilson, John; Jenkins, Karl [Composer]; Petrenko, Vasily; Aadland, Eivind; ...
Ensemble: ; Ensemble Matheus; Les Violons du Roy; tenThing (Brass Ensemble); The English Concert

With 45 tracks, and over 2.5 hours of classical favorites, Classical 2013 is a double album featuring the best and most popular names in classical...continue...
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My Beloved Spake: Anthems by Purcell & Humfrey / Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St John's College, Cambridge; St John's Sinfonia
My Beloved Spake: Anthems by Purcell & Humfrey / Andrew Nethsingha, Choir of St John's College, Cambridge; St John's Sinfonia

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2012-11-13

Works: Henry Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50; Jehova, quam multi sunt, Z 135; O sing unto the Lord, anthem for soprano, alto, tenor, 2 basses, chorus, 2 violins, viola & organ, Z; Behold now...
Performers: Blackie, Tom; d'Oyly, Alec [Treble Vocal]; Davies, Iestyn; Davies, Neal [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Gregory, Julian; Hicks, Peter [Vocals]; Imam, James; Leslie, Huw
Conductors: Nethsingha, Andrew
Ensemble: St. John's Sinfonia

On this disc, the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge and the St John's Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Nethsingha, perform choral works by Pelham Humfrey...continue...
Recording information: St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (01/13/2012-01/15/2012)....continue...
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Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel / Alison Balsom, trumpet
Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel / Alison Balsom, trumpet

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11; Atalanta HWV35; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV74; Water Piece, suite for trumpet, strings & continuo in D major (spurious arrangement), HWV ...
Performers: Balsom, Alison; Crowe, Lucy; Davies, Iestyn; Pinnock, Trevor
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor;
Ensemble: The English Concert

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel...continue...
Personnel: Simon Neal (harpsichord)....continue...
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Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo
Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul, HWV 53; Theodora, HWV 68; The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Johann Adolf Hasse: Didone abbandonata; John Christopher Smith: The Fairies; Thomas Arne: ...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas,...continue...
Recording information: St. Silas The Martyr, St. Silas Place, Kentish Town, Lo (08/10/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Porpora: Cantatas Nos. 7 - 12 (1735) / Iestyn Davies, countertenor

1 CD / Hyperion / 2011-10-11

Works: Nicola Porpora: Or Che Una Nube Ingrata, cantata for contralto & continuo; Oh se fosse il mio core, cantata for voice & continuo, Op. 1/10; Destatevi, o pastori, for voice & continuo, Op. 1/9; Oh! Di...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

Young countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his highly anticipated Hyperion solo debut with an enchanting disc of cantatas by the Italian composer Nicola Porpora. Porpora's ability...continue...
Recording information: All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London (12/10/2010-12/13/2010)....continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Layton, Polyphony
Handel: Messiah / Layton, Polyphony

2 CD / Hyperion / 2009-11-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Clayton, Allan; Davies, Iestyn; Doyle, Julia; Foster-Williams, Andrew
Conductors: Layton, Stephen
Ensemble: Britten Sinfonia

Annual live performances of Handel's Messiah at St John's Smith Square with Polyphony and Stephen Layton have become one of the highlights of the musical...continue...
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Vivaldi: Griselda / Spinosi, Lemieux, Ensemble Matheus
Vivaldi: Griselda / Spinosi, Lemieux, Ensemble Matheus

3 CD / Naïve / 2006-10-31

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Griselda, RV 718
Performers: Cangemi, Veronica; Davies, Iestyn; Ferrari, Stefano; Jaroussky, Philippe; Kermes, Simone
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe
Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus

"This performance is sublime. Jean-Christophe Spinosi leads a dramatically taut reading, with his period-instrument Ensemble Matheus underpinning the vocal theatrics with snap and a huge...continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Higginbottom, et al
Handel: Messiah / Higginbottom, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-10-31

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Brooks, Robert; Davies, Iestyn; Dougan, Eamonn; Jenkinson, Henry; Jones, Otta; Spence, Toby
Conductors: Higginbottom, Edward
Ensemble: New College Choir, Oxford

"In April and May of 1751, Handel is said to have led performances in London of "Messiah" using treble voices from the Chapel Royal for...continue...

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