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Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias / Alfred Deller, countertenor
Purcell: Songs and Sacred Arias / Alfred Deller, countertenor

1 CD / Regis Records / 2014-05-12

Works: Henry Purcell: Oedipus; I love and I must, Z 382 "Bell Barr"; Don Quixote; The Fairy Queen; Fairy Queen, Z 629; Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation"; History of King Ri...
Performers: Bergmann, Walter; Bevan, Maurice; Cantelo, April; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Gibbs, Peter; Jones, Granville; Malcolm, George; Marriner, Sir Neville

A collection of Purcell's songs and sacred arias by the Deller Consort. Twelve of the eighteen tracks feature the inimitable voice of Alfred Deller....continue...
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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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HYP 68007
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Fairy Queen, Z 629; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Sing, sing, ye druids (from "Bonduca"), song, Z. 574/13; O dive custos; No, resistance is but vain (from "Ma...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion's catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James...continue...
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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols / Timothy Dickinson, Michael Chance, Ian Bostridge, Simon Birchall

1 CD / Newton Classics / 2014-03-25

Works: Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, festival cantata for trumpet, ATB soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 30; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28; Hymn to the Virgin; A...
Performers: Baker, Martin [Choral Conductor]; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius [Piano]
Conductors: Neary, Martin
Ensemble: ; Westminster Abbey Choir

This setting of eleven texts from the English Galaxy of Shorter Poems displays Britten's immense abilities to find a huge wealth of musical textures and...continue...
This superior recording with the Westminster Abbey Choir includes "A Ceremony of Carols," "Rejoice in the Lamb," "A Hymn to the Virgin" and "Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac." ~ Gina Boldman...continue...
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Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) Opera Arias 'Rokoko' / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) Opera Arias 'Rokoko' / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

1 CD / Decca / 2014-03-11

Works: Johann Adolf Hasse: Il Cantico de' Tre Fanciulli; Arminio; Siroe rè di Persia, opera; Tito Vespasiano, opera; L'Olimpiade, opera; Ipermestra; Concerto for mandolin in G; Il Trionfo di Clelia; La...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Kitsos, Theodore
Conductors: Petrou, George
Ensemble: ; Armonia Atenea

Launching his new recording contract with Decca Classics, critically-acclaimed countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic performs arias from the finest of Hasse's dramatic works.

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John Danyel: Like as the Lute Delights / Michael Chance, countertenor; Paul Beier, lute
John Danyel: Like as the Lute Delights / Michael Chance, countertenor; Paul Beier, lute

1 CD / Stradivarius / 2014-02-11

Works: John Danyel: Can doleful notes?; No, Let Chromatic Tunes; Uncertaine certaine turnes; Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace?; Rosamund, pavan; Eyes Look No More; Coy Daphne Fled; Like As the Lute Delights; Th...
Performers: Beier, Paul; Chance, Michael

In modern production, the tendency has always been to present each work of the Danyel songbook with the maximum forces possible: four voices plus instruments...continue...
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SVS 33903
How Sweet the Sound - music Palestrina and Purcell to Tavener and Thomas / Chanticleer [14 CDs]
How Sweet the Sound - music Palestrina and Purcell to Tavener and Thomas / Chanticleer [14 CDs]

14 CD / Teldec / 2014-01-28

Works: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gaude, Barbara, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book II for 5, 6, & 8 voices); Missa pro defunctis a 5; Salve Regina, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book V); Pange ...
Performers: Alatorre, Eric; Alber, Matthew; Albinder, Frank; Antin, Jesse; Barnett, Steve [Choral Music]; Baum, Kevin; Biggs, Allen; Bischoff, John; Brenner, Eric S.; Fitch, Kenneth; Flunder, Yvette; Fortin, Oli...
Conductors: Jennings, Joseph; Stratta, Ettore; Albinder, Frank; Sempe, Skip
Ensemble: ; Capriccio Stravagante; Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia; Don Haas Trio; Handel & Haydn Society

  • 14CD set- 'How Sweet the Sound' is an homage to the vast recorded legacy of Chanticleer
  • This set includes a wealth of Renaissance and Baroque
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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 [Horn]

'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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Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano
Britten: Canticles; The Heart of the Matter / Daniel Norman: tenor; Christopher Gould: piano

1 CD / Stone Records / 2013-11-12

Works: Benjamin Britten: Canticle I; Canticle II, Op. 51 "Abraham and Isaac"; The Heart of the Matter, for tenor, narrator, horn & piano; Canticle IV; Canticle V
Performers: Gould, Christopher; Norman, Daniel; Towers, William; Watkins, Richard [Horn]; Webb, Hugh; Williams, Roderick [Bass-Baritone Vocal]

A wonderful new live recording of Britten's Canticles, recorded live in Oxford's Holywell Music Room to celebrate the centenary of the composer's birth. The disc...continue...
Recording information: Holywell Music Room, Oxford, UK (02/15/2013-02/16/2013)....continue...
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SOER 8031
Byrd: Consort Songs / Robin Blaze, countertenor, Concordia
Byrd: Consort Songs / Robin Blaze, countertenor, Concordia

1 CD / Hyperion / 2013-10-08

Works: William Byrd: Rejoice unto the Lord; Ah silly soul; An aged dame, consort song for voice & 4 viols; O dear life, madrigal for 5 voices; Psalmes, Sonets and Songs; Who likes to love, consort song for ...
Performers: Blaze, Robin
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Ensemble: Concordia (Viol Consort)

This mid-priced reissue draws the listener into the richly layered world of Queen Elizabeth I. William Byrd's consort songs tell of courtly love; Sir Philip...continue...
Recording information: All Saint's Church, East Finchley, London, England (04/30/2003-05/02/2003)....continue...
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Henry Purcell: Music for a While / Michael Chance; Richard Boothby; Maggie Cole; Nigel North
Henry Purcell: Music for a While / Michael Chance; Richard Boothby; Maggie Cole; Nigel North

1 CD / United Classics / 2013-08-27

Works: Henry Purcell: Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (1693); Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (1694); Fairy Queen, Z 629; In the black, dismal dungeon of despair, sacred song for soprano & continuo, Z. 190; Music for...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Chance, Michael; Cole, Maggie; North, Nigel [Lute]

Michael Chance has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical, and...continue...
Recording information: St Andrews, Toddington (05/1995)....continue...
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Freud und Lust: Music of Buxtehude & Bach / Ryland Angel, countertenor; Holy Trinity Bach Players
Freud und Lust: Music of Buxtehude & Bach / Ryland Angel, countertenor; Holy Trinity Bach Players

1 CD / Deux Elles / 2013-02-12

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Jesu, meine Freud und Lust, BuxWV 59; Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & continuo in F major, BuxWV 269; Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba & harpsichord in A minor, Op. 1/3...
Performers: Angel, Ryland
Conductors: Erickson, Rick
Ensemble: The Holy Trinity Bach Players

Ryland Angel performs German Baroque masterworks for countertenor and strings. Angel was a chorister at Bristol Cathedral and a lay-clerk at Chester Cathedral. He trained...continue...
Recording information: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, New York, NY, USA (01/10/2005-01/15/2005)....continue...
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DEX 1147
Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor
Venezia - Opera Arias of the Serenissima / Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-02-05

Works: Antonio Caldara: Adriano in Siria; Costanzo Porta: La costanza combattuta in amore; Anonymous, Italian: A' piedi miei svenato (attrib. Vivaldi); Anche in mezzo a perigliosa (attrib. Vivaldi); Frances...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Marocchi, Stefano
Conductors: Minasi, Riccardo
Ensemble: Il Pomo d'Oro

For today's audiences, Vivaldi's name exemplifies Venetian opera in the early 18th century - but he was not the only composer to shape the distinctive...continue...
Recording information: Sala Rossa of Villa San Fermo, Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy (08/27/2012-09/03/2012)....continue...
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The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky
The Voice: Philippe Jaroussky

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-11-19

Works: Nicola Porpora: Polifemo; Siface; Antonio Vivaldi: Tito Manlio; Ercole sul Termodonte; Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede; Giustino; L'Olimpiade; Tieteberga; George Frederick Handel: Ariodante; Serse...
Performers: Cencic, Max Emanuel; Deuter, Markus; Ducros, Jérôme; Gliozzi, Emilia; Huille, Jerome [Cello]; Jaroussky, Philippe; Rial, Núria [Soprano Vocals]; Rivoal, Frédéric
Conductors: Haïm, Emmanuelle; Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; ; Tubéry, Jean; Rhorer, Jérémie; Pluhar, Christina; Paavo, Järvi; Fasolis, Diego; Christie, William
Ensemble: ; Concerto Köln ; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble la Fenice (France); Ensemble Matheus; Europa Galante; L'Arpeggiata; Le Concert d'Astrée ; Les Arts Florissants

Established as one of Virgin Classics' bestselling artists, Philippe Jaroussky, who has been described as "the Apollo of countertenors" by Germany's A Die Zeit, stands...continue...
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Wanderer - German songs / Andreas Scholl, counter tenor, Tamar Halperin, piano
Wanderer - German songs / Andreas Scholl, counter tenor, Tamar Halperin, piano

1 CD / Decca / 2012-10-16

Works: Johannes Brahms: German folk songs (49) for voice & piano, WoO 33; Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118; Franz Joseph Haydn: The Wanderer, song for voice & keyboard (from English canzonettas, set 2), H.26a/...
Performers: Halperin, Tamar; Scholl, Andreas

A new and exquisite collection of German songs from counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, providing a perfect balance between text and music.

The choice of music reflect

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Recording information: Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems, Austria (07/23/2012-07/27/2012)....continue...
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 Ye Sacred Muses - works by Byrd, Dowland, Rosseter, Coprario et al. / Jean-Michel Fumas, countertenor; Eliza Consort
Ye Sacred Muses - works by Byrd, Dowland, Rosseter, Coprario et al. / Jean-Michel Fumas, countertenor; Eliza Consort

1 CD / Ameson / 2012-07-10

Works: William Byrd: The man is blest, sacred song for voice & 4 viols; Ye sacred muses "Elegy for Thomas Tallis"; Fair Britain isle, song for voice & 4 viols; Rejoice unto the Lord; Fantasia a 4, for instr...
Performers: Fumas, Jean-Michel
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Ensemble: Eliza Consort

This new recording features Jean-Michel Fumas' warm, radiant voice accompanied by Thomas Dunford on Renaissance lute. The magnificent program of Elizabethan ballads, songs, and elegies...continue...
Recording information: Temple Saint-Pierre, Paris (09/06/2011-09/09/2011)....continue...
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AMEO 1122
Alfred Deller - Portrait of a Legend: Opera & Stage; Sacred Song; Solo Song; Folksong [4 CDs]
Alfred Deller - Portrait of a Legend: Opera & Stage; Sacred Song; Solo Song; Folksong [4 CDs]

4 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2012-07-10

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Indian Queen, Z 630; Olinda in the shades unseen, song, Z. 404; Thus to a ripe, consenting maid (from "Old Bachelor"), so...
Performers: Arditti, Irvine; Bevan, Maurice; Buttrey, John; Chapuis, Michel; Christie, William [Conductor/Harpsichord]; Deller, Alfred; Deller, Mark; Dupré, Desmond; Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Elliott, ...
Conductors: Deller, Alfred
Ensemble: Deller Choir; Deller Consort; Jaye Consort of Viols; King's Musick; Stour Music Festival Chorus; Stour Music Festival Orchestra

An inspired and always deeply moving artist, Alfred Deller was not only one of the greatest countertenors of all time but also an exceptional musician...continue...
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HAR 290261
The Early Music Recordings of Ensemble Unicorn, Vol. 1
The Early Music Recordings of Ensemble Unicorn, Vol. 1

5 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2012-06-26

Works: Syrian Traditional: Dinaresade; Christmas Traditional: Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Queene, carol (English); Macedonian Traditional: Nevestinko oro; Leonel Power: Beata progenies, for 3 voices; Bulgarian Trad...
Performers: Landauer, Bernhard; Sykes, Belinda
Conductors: ; Posch, Michael
Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn; Oni Wytars

Some of the Naxos label's best early music recordings available together at a great price!...continue...
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NXS 8505230
For Ever Fortune: Scottish Music in The 18th Century / Robert Getchell, tenor
For Ever Fortune: Scottish Music in The 18th Century / Robert Getchell, tenor

1 CD / Alpha Productions / 2012-05-08

Works: Anonymous, Scottish: Saw na ye my Peggie, song; Johnnie Cope / Laughlan's lilt; MacCrimmon's Lament; The Fyket / Miss Bisset Logieraits's reel / Was ye at the Bridal / The Cadgers of the Cannongate; ...
Performers: Getchell, Robert
Conductors: Lazarevitch, François
Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien

One of the most fascinating aspects of Scottish music in the 18th century is the extent to which traditional and classical music interacted. By the...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (05/2011).

Includes princess royal (o'carolan) / for ever fortune by various composers.

Includes the fl...continue...
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AHP 531
Los Pajaros Perdidos / Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
Los Pajaros Perdidos / Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2012-03-13

Works: Traditional Argentinian: Duerme negrito, folk song; Ariel Ramírez: Alfonsina y el mar, for guitar; Venezuelan Traditional: Montilla (Golpe), folk song; Pajarillo, traditional melody; Polo margar...
Performers: Andueza, Raquel; Capezzuto, Vincenzo [Vocals]; Galeazzi, Lucilla; Gato, Quito; Jaroussky, Philippe; Mancini, Luciana; Mayoral, David; Orellana, Raul; Rodriguez, Mario Hurtado; Sherwin, Doron
Conductors: Pluhar, Christina
Ensemble: L'Arpeggiata

Los Pájaros Perdidos ('the lost birds'), the group has delved deep into the Latin American tradition, tracing its roots all the way back to African...continue...
Recording information: Chapelle de l'Hôpital Notre-Dame du Bon-Secours, Paris (2011-02-??&2011-07-??&2011-).

Includes caballo viejo (diaz) / alma llanera (joropo) by various composers....continue...
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Hanacpachap: Latin-American Music at the Time of the Conquistadores
Hanacpachap: Latin-American Music at the Time of the Conquistadores

1 CD / Pan Classics / 2012-01-01

Works: Diego José de Salazar: Salga el Torillo, for chorus & ensemble; Anonymous, Peruvian: Hanacpachap cussicuinin (God, Joy of the Universe), hymn; Un juguetico de fuego, song; Diego Fernánd...
Performers: Balconi, Roberto; Cabré, Josep; Fernandez, Adriana; Kiehr, Maria Cristina [Soprano Vocal]; Naglia, Sandro; Valguarnera, Pietro
Conductors: Garrido, Gabriel
Ensemble: Ensemble Elyma

Recording information: Chiesa di S. Francesco, Palermo, Italy (02/1991)....continue...
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PAN 10230
Art Song Collection - Anniversary Series / Beethoven, Britten, Gurney, Hawes, Poulenc, et al.
Art Song Collection - Anniversary Series / Beethoven, Britten, Gurney, Hawes, Poulenc, et al.

1 CD / Signum Records / 2012-01-01

Works: Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble, song for tenor, piano & string quartet (or tenor & orchestra); Ludwig van Beethoven: Es war einmal ein König, song for voice, men's...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Asti, Eugene; Bickley, Susan; Burnside, Iain [Piano]; Connolly, Sarah [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Crawford-Phillips, Simon; Evans, Rebecca; Filsell, Jeremy [Keyboard]; Glynn, Christoph...
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Ensemble: Dante Quartet

2012 marks the 15th anniversary of the first release from the leading independent classical label Signum Records. Beginning life as an early music specialist (with...continue...
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SIG 303
Oswald von Wolkenstein: Fröhlich, Zärtlich, Lieplich
Oswald von Wolkenstein: Fröhlich, Zärtlich, Lieplich

1 CD / Raumk / 2011-09-16

Works: Oswald von Wolkenstein: Vil lieber Grüss; Wach auff mein hort!; Frölich zärtlich lieplich; Mich tröst ein adeliche mait; Ain graserin durch külen tau, K 85; Frolichen so well...
Performers: Boll, Agnes; Forster, Markus; Heinrich, Gernot; Oswald, Hermann
Conductors: Posch, Michael
Ensemble: Ensemble Unicorn

Recording information: Wiener Hofburgkapelle (01/26/2009-01/30/2009)....continue...
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RAUK 2901
Three Ravens / Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies / Folksongs by Alfred Deller with Desmond Dupré, lute
Three Ravens / Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies / Folksongs by Alfred Deller with Desmond Dupré, lute

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2011-09-13

Works: English Traditional: The Three Ravens, folk song; The Cuckoo; How Should I Your True Love Know?, folk song; Sweet Nightingale (Down in Those Valleys Below), folk song; The Oak and the Ash (North Coun...
Performers: Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond

Alfred Deller's two most famous LPs now remastered from the original master tapes and released onto one single disc. The master of the folksong tradition....continue...
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Purcell in Court & Tavern / Pro Cantione Antiqua and Collegeum Aureum
Purcell in Court & Tavern / Pro Cantione Antiqua and Collegeum Aureum

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2011-08-16

Works: Henry Purcell: Oedipus, incidental music; I gave her cakes and I gave her ale, catch for 3 voices, Z. 256; 'Tis wine was made to rule the day, for soprano, chorus & continuo, Z. 546; Work(s); Yorkshi...
Performers: Esswood, Paul; Etheridge, Brian; Griffett, James; James, David; Lewington, James; Partridge, Ian [Tenor Vocals]; Smith, Kevin [Countertenor Vocal]; Thomas, David [Bass Vocal]; Thompson, Ian
Conductors: Brown, Mark
Ensemble: Pro Cantione Antiqu

An impassioned and boisterous collection of song from Purcell, showcasing his talents for both official, courtly music and the less "polite" songs of the tavern....continue...
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The Voice, Vol. 2 / Andreas Scholl: The Art of Folksong & Baroque Cantatas
The Voice, Vol. 2 / Andreas Scholl: The Art of Folksong & Baroque Cantatas

2 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2011-08-09

Works: Oswald von Wolkenstein: Ach senliches leiden; Nu rue mit Sorgen; Kum, liebster Man; John Dowland: Behold a wonder here, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs); All ye whom love or fortune...
Performers: Guilmette, Hélène; Markl, Markus; Scholl, Andreas
Conductors: Young, Crawford; ; Dantone, Ottavio; Herreweghe, Philippe
Ensemble: ; Accademia Bizantina; Concerto di Viole; Shield of Harmony
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Nueva Espana: Close Encounters in the New World, 1590-1690 / Boston Camerata
Nueva Espana: Close Encounters in the New World, 1590-1690 / Boston Camerata

1 CD / Apex / 2011-07-26

Works: Alonso Lobo: Cum audisset Joannes; Juan Pérez Bocanegra: Hanacpachap cussicuinin (For the joy of the highest realms), for chorus; Pedro Bermudez: Deus in adjutorium / Domine ad adjuvandum; Tom...
Performers: Azéma, Anne; Dietrich, Sherri; Duguay, Richard; Fitch, Frances Conover; Fulton, Cheryl Ann; Hanchard, Dana; McCabe, Daniel; Ragin, Derek Lee; Thompson, Alison [Vocals]
Conductors: ; Jodry, Frederick; Cohen, Joel
Ensemble: Boston Camerata; Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble

This excellent recording by the Boston Camerata showcases music from the new world as played on period instruments. Inspired and influence by various cultures of...continue...
Recording information: Lasalette Shrine, Ipswich, MA (07/1992).

Europe meets the New World in this first major recording of a bit of rediscovered music from the 16th and 17th centuries. Nueva E...continue...
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Lunacy: Songs of Madness and the Moon: Dowland, Purcell, Howells, Burgon / Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Shizuko Noiri, lute
Lunacy: Songs of Madness and the Moon: Dowland, Purcell, Howells, Burgon / Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Shizuko Noiri, lute

1 CD / Evil Penguin Records / 2011-07-12

Works: Herbert Howells: Full Moon; Henry Purcell: Don Quixote, Z 578; I'll sail upon the Dog Star; Thomas Campion: The sypres curten of the night is spread; Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger: Toccata for lute ...
Performers: Noiri, Shizuko; Zazzo, Lawrence

On his first Evil Penguin recording, Lawrence Zazzo explores the intimacy of the lute song in a remarkable program focusing on madness and midnight....continue...
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Volkslieder, Vol. 1
Volkslieder, Vol. 1

1 CD / Carus / 2011-05-31

Works: Friedrich Silcher: Wenn alle Brunnlein Flieáen; Frisch gesungen ("Hab oft im Kreis der Lieben"), for chorus; German Traditional: Horch, was kommt von drauáen rein; Nun will der lenz uns...
Performers: Bär, Olaf; Banse, Juliane; Barenboim, Daniel [Conductor, Piano]; Bozec, Anne Le; Busch, Christine; Deutsch, Helmut; Doufexis, Stella; Elsner, Christian [Vocals]; Elsner, Leonhard; Elsner, Paulin...
Conductors: ; Bernius, Frieder
Ensemble: ; Les Escapades (Ensemble)

In 2008 the concert and opera singer Cornelius Hauptmann initiated the charitable "The Lieder project" to further singing with children. The following year the "Wiegenlieder"...continue...
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John Blow: Odes & Songs / Guillon
John Blow: Odes & Songs / Guillon

1 CD / Mirare / 2010-12-14

Works: John Blow: Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell, for 2 male altos, 2 recorders, viol & continuo; Henry Purcell: Z. 544; Z. 320; The Prophetess; Z. 323; Z. 322; Chaconne (Two in One Upon a Ground), f...
Performers: Guillon, Damien; Mena, Carlos [Countertenor Vocal]
Conductors: Pierlot, Philippe
Ensemble: Ricercar Consort

There is no record of how Purcell’s unprecedented youthful genius was received by his contemporaries at this time, though it seems logical that it must...continue...
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MRR 109
Ancient Sorceries: Music For Countertenor & Recorder
Ancient Sorceries: Music For Countertenor & Recorder

1 CD / Guild / 2010-12-14

Works: Richard Steinitz: Hymn to Apollo at Delphi, for voice, cello, recorder & harpsichord; Arthur Butterworth: Ancient Sorceries, for voice, cello, harpsichord & recorder; Stephen Hough: Three Grave Songs...
Performers: Clapton, Nicholas; Harper, Michael [Percussion]; Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello]; Thompson, Ian [Keyboards]; Turner, John

This recording of contemporary works for countertenor, recorder and harpsichord is performed by three British musicians. Countertenor Nicholas Clapton is a professor of singing at...continue...
Recording information: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester University (09/01/2008-09/02/2008)....continue...
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GUI 7348
Christmas Meditation / Concertos, Airs and Sacred Works from Baroque & Classical times [5 CDs]
Christmas Meditation / Concertos, Airs and Sacred Works from Baroque & Classical times [5 CDs]

5 CD / Capriccio / 2010-11-16

Works: Charles Gounod: Ave Maria; Christmas Traditional: Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, carol (Blest Mary Wanders through the Thorn); Süsser die Glocken nie klingen, carol (Austrian); Heil'ge Nacht auf...
Performers: Achim, Erzsébet; Bálint, János; Bernstein, Walter Heinz; Buchner, Roland; Cordier, David; Dicke, Peter; Eisenberg, Matthias; Friedrich, Reinhold [Trumpet]; Glaetzner, Burkhard; H...
Conductors: Flämig, Martin; Erxleben, Michael; Bohme, Frank; Marschik, Peter; Tarr, Edward H. [Trumpet]; ; Rotzsch, Hans-Joachim; Rolla, János [Violin]; Winschermann, Helmut; Eschenburg, Hartwig; B...
Ensemble: ; Budapest Strings; Capella Savaria; Cappella Coloniensis; Concerto Köln ; Das kleine Konzert; Dresden Baroque Soloists; German Bach Soloists; Hr-Brass; New Bach Collegium Musicum Leipzig; Phil...

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The selections are well chosen... and nicely sequenced; most of the performances are quite competent and appealing. Sound, while variable, is generally good...
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Renaissance Polyphony / James Bowman, Catherine Bott, Paul Esswood
Renaissance Polyphony / James Bowman, Catherine Bott, Paul Esswood

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2010-07-13

Works: Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; Thomas Morley: Let my complaint, anthem; Thomas Tallis: If ye love me; I call and cry to thee; William Byrd: Delight is dead, song for voices & viols; How vain the toils, ...
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Esswood, Paul; Flowers, Suzanne; George, Michael [Vocals]; Griffett, James; Tracey, Bradford
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Ensemble: English Consort of Viols

With the perennial Allegri Miserere as its headline piece, this Renaissance album brings together a great collection of Polyphony and Part Songs by 9 great...continue...
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MSLC 1085
Ariette e Cavatine
Ariette e Cavatine

1 CD / Accent / 2010-04-27

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il barcajuolo; Il pescatore ("Era l'ora..."), ballata for voice & piano; Ah, rammenta, o bella Irene; Vincenzo Bellini: Dolente immagine di figlia mia, for voice & piano; Il fervid...
Performers: Immerseel, Jos van; Jacobs, Rene

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ACT 10017
Oswald Von Wolkenstein: Songs of Myself
Oswald Von Wolkenstein: Songs of Myself

1 CD / Harmonia Mundi / 2010-04-13

Works: Oswald von Wolkenstein: Es feugt sich; Herz, müt, leib, sel; Fröhlich, zärtlich; Di molen van pariis; Mi, mi, sol, fa; Grasselick lif; Durch Barbarei, Arabia; Ach senliches leiden; Des...
Performers: Scholl, Andreas
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Ensemble: Shield of Harmony

Few composers could have boasted quite such a colorful existence as the medieval poet and sometime diplomat Oswald von Wolkenstein (c.1376-1445). Having grown up in...continue...
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Purcell: Songs
Purcell: Songs

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2010-03-09

Works: Henry Purcell: Birthday Ode to Queen Mary, 'Come Ye Sons of Art, Away', 1694; Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"; Ode to St. Cecilia 'Welcome to all the pleasures', 1683; O solitude, ...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Chance, Michael; Cole, Maggie; Cole, Nigel [Theorbo]
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Ensemble: Florilegium (Ensemble, UK)

Spanning his short creative life, Purcell's Songs are a constant feature in his output. In between official Odes, the semi-operas and instrumental music is a...continue...
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BLC 93937
Baroque In Hanover Court Music / ensemble Alla Polacca
Baroque In Hanover Court Music / ensemble Alla Polacca

1 Super Audio CD / ARS Productions / 2010-01-01

Works: George Frederick Handel: Italian Duets; Solitudini care, amata libertà, cantata for soprano & continuo, HWV 163; Tanti strali al sen mi scocci, duet for soprano, alto & continuo, HWV 197; Charle...
Performers: Kilarska, Paulina [Harpsichord]; Lesniowska-Lubowicz, Iwona [Soprano]; Vitzthum, Franz; Wagner, Petr
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Ensemble: Ensemble Alla Polacca

Recording information: Immanuelskirche Wuppertal (12/13/2009-12/17/2009)....continue...
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ARSP 38076
Serenade - Songs by Beethoven / David Daniels, Martin Katz
Serenade - Songs by Beethoven / David Daniels, Martin Katz

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-10-20

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Adelaide, song Op. 46; Franz Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3; Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774; Nacht und Träume, D 827; Adelaide, D 95; Antonio Cal...
Performers: Daniels, David; Katz, Martin [Piano]
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VCL 863612
Songs for Ariel / James Bowman, Kenneth Weiss
Songs for Ariel / James Bowman, Kenneth Weiss

1 CD / Satirino / 2009-09-01

Works: Anonymous, English: Salve Regina; John Dowland: If my complaints could passions move, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Henry Purcell: Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1; ...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Ducornet, Marc; Weiss, Kenneth

"Far from a retrospective recording, however, Songs for Ariel is a vibrant performance that amply demonstrates the continuing vitality and beauty of Bowman's voice." -...continue...
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Purcell: Songs / Andrew Dalton, Uittenbosch
Purcell: Songs / Andrew Dalton, Uittenbosch

1 CD / EtCetera Records / 2009-09-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Oedipus, Z 583; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Prophetess, Z 627; Indian Queen, Z 630; Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z 587; Rival Sisters, Z 609; The fatal hour comes on apa...
Performers: Borstlap, Freek; Dalton, Andrew; Uittenbosch, Anneke
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ETC 1013
Ye Sacred Muses - Byrd, Gibbons: Consort Songs, etc/ Cordier
Ye Sacred Muses - Byrd, Gibbons: Consort Songs, etc/ Cordier

1 CD / Globe / 2009-09-01

Works: William Byrd: Come, pretty babe; Constant Penelope; Ambitious Love; In Nomine a 4 no 1; Browning a 5; Fair Britain isle; If women could be fair; Ah silly soul; Orlando Gibbons: In Nomine à 4; ...
Performers: Cordier, David
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Ensemble: Royal Consort
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GLB 5159
Britten Recital
Britten Recital

1 CD / EtCetera Records / 2009-09-01

Works: Benjamin Britten: Purcell Realizations from Harmonia Sacra; Purcell Realizations from Orpheus Britannicus; The Queen's Epicedium, for soprano or tenor & piano (Purcell Realization); Tit for Tat; A Ne...
Performers: Drake, Julius [Piano]; Ragin, Derek Lee
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ETC 1092
French and Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 / Alfred Deller, Deller Consort, et al
French and Italian Discoveries 1200-1700 / Alfred Deller, Deller Consort, et al

6 CD / Musical Concepts / 2009-08-11

Works: Anonymous: Pater noster commiserans, conductus; Alleluja christus resurgens with clausula, Mors (Hallelujah for the fourth Sunday after Easter); Hoquetus; Amor potest conqueri, motet; El Mois de mai;...
Performers: Brown, Wilfred; Cantelo, April; Deller, Alfred; Deller, Mark; Dupré, Desmond; Gabb, Harry; Leonhardt, Gustav; Leonhardt, Marie; Malcolm, George; McLoughlin, Eileen; Scheiwein, Robert; Ward, Da...
Conductors: ; Deller, Alfred
Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien; Deller Consort; London Chamber Players

These landmark recordings of French and Italian Renaissance music led the Early Music movement into previously uncharted territory. These ground breaking recordings of Monteverdi, including...continue...
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MSLC 197
Dowland: Lute Songs;  Campion, Danyel, Rosseter / James Bowman, Robert Spencer
Dowland: Lute Songs; Campion, Danyel, Rosseter / James Bowman, Robert Spencer

1 CD / Musical Concepts / 2009-06-30

Works: John Dowland: Come again, sweet love doth now invite, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs); Can she excuse my wrongs, for 4 voices & ...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Spencer, Robert [Lute]

"This admirable record contains songs from all three "Bookes" (& more)... The lute solos are played in exemplary fashion by Robert Spencer. A fine single-disc...continue...
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MSLC 1048
Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 5 - English, French & Italian Madrigals / Deller Consort
Alfred Deller Complete Vanguard Recordings Vol 5 - English, French & Italian Madrigals / Deller Consort

6 CD / Musical Concepts / 2009-05-19

Works: Thomas Morley: Now is the month of maying, madrigal for 5 voices; In dewe of roses, madrigal for 4 voices; Shoot, false love, I care not, madrigal for 5 voices; Miraculous love's wounding, madrigal f...
Performers: Deller, Alfred
Conductors:
Ensemble: Baroque String Ensemble

Similar to Volume 1, this extensive set of English, French and Italian Madrigals includes recordings that are not subject to the whims of performance practice...continue...
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MSLC 196
Anthology of English Song 1530-1790 / Burrowes, Luxon, Eathorne, Langridge, et al
Anthology of English Song 1530-1790 / Burrowes, Luxon, Eathorne, Langridge, et al

2 CD / Lyrita / 2009-04-14

Works: Richard Edwards: Where Griping Grief the Heart Doth Wound; John Danyel: Why Canst Thou Not?; Griefe Keepe Within; Alfonso Ferrabosco: When Daphne from Fair Phoebus Did Fly, consort song; William Byrd...
Performers: Brett, Charles; Burrowes, Norma; Eathorne, Wendy; Gammie, Ian; Jenkins, Neil; Jones, Trevor [Viol]; Kraemer, Nicholas; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocal]; Lester, Harold; Lewis, Anthony; Lloyd, Robert [...
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LYTA 2309
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk
Opium - Mélodies francaises / Philippe Jaroussk

1 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-04-07

Works: Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book II"); Fêtes galantes (text by Verlaine), for voice & piano (from "Melodies, Book I"); Quand je fus pris au pavillon, for voice &...
Performers: Capuçon, Gautier; Capuçon, Renaud; Ducros, Jérôme; Jaroussky, Philippe; Pahud, Emmanuel

Acclaimed countertenor Philippe Jaroussky makes the leap from the Baroque to the Belle Epoque for this program of French songs. In his company are four...continue...
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VCL 166212C
Alfred Deller Vol 4 - Music of Handel & Bach - The English Renaissance
Alfred Deller Vol 4 - Music of Handel & Bach - The English Renaissance

6 CD / Musical Concepts / 2009-03-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Jephtha; MEDLEY; Orlando; L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Rinaldo; Theodora; Coronation Anthems (4); Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74; Alexander's Feast, HWV...
Performers: Bevan, Maurice; Brown, Wilfred; Deller, Alfred; Deller, Mark; Dupré, Desmond; English, Gerald; Frost, John; Leonhardt, Gustav; Lester, Harold; McLoughlin, Eileen; Poulter, Eileen; Rudolf, Rich...
Conductors: Lewis, Anthony; Deller, Alfred; Leonhardt, Gustav;
Ensemble: ; Deller Consort; Ensemble of Baroque Instruments; Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble; Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Wenzinger Consort of V

This is Volume 4 in a series of 6 special Multi-CD sets of the Complete Vanguard Recordings of Alfred Deller. The Deller Consort, Gustav Leonhardt...continue...
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MSLC 195
English Lute Songs / Robin Blaze, Elizabeth Kenny
English Lute Songs / Robin Blaze, Elizabeth Kenny

1 CD / Hyperion / 2009-03-10

Works: Robert Johnson: Full fathom five; Where the bee sucks; Fantasie for lute; Anonymous, English: Last of the Queenes Maskes for voice & lute; Thomas Campion: Faire, if you expect admiring; John Dowland:...
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Kenny, Elizabeth [Theorbo]

'English Lute Songs' covers a variety of styles by composers such as Blow, Dowland, Campion, Lawes and Purcell, with works for voice and lute and...continue...
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The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era
The Record of Singing Vol 5 - From the LP to the Digital Era

10 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-03-10

Works: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman; Tannhäuser; Lohengrin; Die Walküre; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Tristan und Isolde; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City); Ar...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Ameling, Elly [Soprano Vocal]; Anderson, June [Soprano Vocal]; Andre, Maurice [Trumpet]; Angelici, Martha; Argent...
Conductors: Ludwig, Leopold; Konwitschny, Franz; Dobroven, Issay; Weigert, Herman; Pr?tre, Georges; Prêtre, Georges; Cluytens, André; Furtwängler, Wilhelm; Karajan, Herbert v.; Kempe, Rudolf; S...
Ensemble: ; Collegium Vocale (Ghent); Consort of Musicke; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Fretwork; Hespèrion XX; Hesp?rion XX; Il Complesso Barocco; Il Seminario Musicale; La Grande &...

EMI Classics is proud to present two 10-CD boxed sets of 'The Record of Singing'. Together this collection offers a breath-taking overview of the past...continue...
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