Crystal Tears [CD+DVD]

Crystal Tears [CD+DVD]

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by Scholl
     
 

For his latest recital, superstar countertenor Andreas Scholl has culled together a sublime sampling of lute songs and consort songs by the greatest Elizabethan "poet of melancholy" – John Dowland. His music forms the bulk of this generous program, which deftly alternates vocal gems and instrumental pieces by William Byrd, John Ward, Robert Johnson, Patrick Mando,…  See more details below

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For his latest recital, superstar countertenor Andreas Scholl has culled together a sublime sampling of lute songs and consort songs by the greatest Elizabethan "poet of melancholy" – John Dowland. His music forms the bulk of this generous program, which deftly alternates vocal gems and instrumental pieces by William Byrd, John Ward, Robert Johnson, Patrick Mando, Alfonso Ferrabosco II, Richard Mico and by the doleful master himself. Around him, Scholl has gathered his favorite partners in the service of this transcendent vocal art, stylishly distilling its fragile instants of grace: lutenist Julian Behr and the Swiss-based quartet, Concerto di Viole. The elegant double digipac includes a bonus DVD featuring a video of Track 11, John Bennet's Venus' birds whose mournful tunes and the documentary Beyond the Microphones -- Nayo Titzin's look at the making of this recording. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0794881868520
catalogNumber:
901993

Tracks

  1. Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  2. Fantasia a 6 for viols No. 4 in G major  - John Ward  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  3. Now, O now I needs must part, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  4. Go, nightly cares, the enemy to rest, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  5. Fantasia  - John Ward  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  6. Sorrow, come!, sacred song for soprano & 4 viols  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  7. Semper Dowland semper dolens, pavan for lute, P 9  - John Dowland  - Julia Behr  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  8. The Right Honourable the Lady Rich, her Gaillard (Dowland's Bells), for lute, P 43  - John Dowland  - Julia Behr  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  9. Have You Seen but a White Lily Grow? for voice & lute  - Robert Johnson  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  10. Though Amaryllis dance in green, madrigal for 5 voices (SSATB)  - William Byrd  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  11. Venus' Birds  - John Bennet  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  12. Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute  - Robert Johnson  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  13. Care-Charming Sleep, for high voice & lute  - Robert Johnson  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  14. Like as the day  - Patrick Mando  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  15. Work(s): A Fancy  - John Dowland  - Julia Behr  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  16. Time stands still, for voice, lute & bass viol (Third Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  17. Four-note pavan  - Alfonso Ferrabosco (The Younger)  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  18. From silent night, true register of moans, for voice, trumpet, bass viols & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  19. O Deathe, Rock Me A-Sleepe  -  Anonymous  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  20. Fantasia à 2, for bass viol & violin  - Richard Mico  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole
  21. Come, heavy sleep, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Domenico Feti  -  Scholl  -  Concerto di Viole

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Crystal Tears [CD+DVD] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a counter tenor that knows what he is doing. He gets into the music showing an understanding of it that eludes most artists. The DVD was quite interesting and illuminating. Dowland's music is marvelous and it takes a real understanding of it to do it. I compare this to Sting's rather tame and amateurish effort with music of this type.This music must be done with feeling and touch. To do that takes work and intelligence. Scholl is marvelous.