Musique and Sweet Poetrie

Musique and Sweet Poetrie

by Emma Kirkby
     
 

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The subtitle of this album is "Jewels from Europe around 1600," and the "Jewels" could as well be applied to Emma Kirkby's voice and Jakob Lindberg's lute playing -- delicate but strong, beguiling, throwing off brilliant light. Kirkby's light soprano is ideal for this repertoire -- absolutely pure, but full of character and expressiveness, with a security that makes…  See more details below

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The subtitle of this album is "Jewels from Europe around 1600," and the "Jewels" could as well be applied to Emma Kirkby's voice and Jakob Lindberg's lute playing -- delicate but strong, beguiling, throwing off brilliant light. Kirkby's light soprano is ideal for this repertoire -- absolutely pure, but full of character and expressiveness, with a security that makes her singing sound effortless. She is well matched by Lindberg's playing, which is fleet and nuanced. He plays a sixteenth century instrument with exceptionally mellow tone that is thought to be the oldest lute still in use. Together, Kirkby and Lindberg draw the listener in as a companion with whom they are sharing precious intimacies. The songs and lute solos are eclectic, by English, Flemish, German, Italian, French, and Polish composers. The songs by the better-known English composers, such as Dowland and Morley, stand out for their expressiveness, but others, particularly the songs of Sigismondo d'India, are remarkable for their harmonic and vocal eccentricities, and the variety of the repertoire keeps the album consistently engaging. The sound of the SACD is clear and bright, and the balance between voice and lute is excellent.

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Gramophone - William Yeoman
Kirkby and Lindberg yet again prove ideal partners.... Here, music and poetry do indeed agree.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318599915050
catalogNumber:
1505
Rank:
253659

Tracks

  1. Alman (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)  - Robert Johnson  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  2. Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute  - Robert Johnson  - William Shakespeare  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  3. Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol  - Thomas Morley  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  4. Come sorrow, come, song for voice with lute & bass viol  - Thomas Morley  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  5. Fantasia for lute (from the Varietie of lute lessons)  - Gregorio Huet  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  6. Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace?, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  7. Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs)  - John Dowland  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  8. Toccata Arpeggiata for lute (from Book 1 of D'Intravolatura di Lauto)  - Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  9. Dolce tempo passato, song  - Georg Schimmelpfennig  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  10. Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten, for soprano & continuo, SWV 282 (Op. 8/1)  - Heinrich Schütz  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  11. Toccata-Corrente-Volta  - Michelagnolo Galilei  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  12. Quella Vermiglia Rosa for voice solo  - Sigismondo d'India  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  13. Da L'Onde del Mio Pianto for voice solo  - Sigismondo d'India  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  14. Entrée de Luth for lute  - Robert Ballard  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  15. Cessés Mortels de Soupirer  - Pierre Guédron  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  16. Que Philis a l'esprit léger  - Jean Baptiste Böesset  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  17. Paisible et ténébreuse nuit (récitative))  - Etienne Moulinié  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  18. Branles de Village  - Robert Ballard  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  19. Fantasia  - Wojciech Dlugoraj  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  20. Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace)  - John Dowland  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  21. He Whose Desires  - John Danyel  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  22. Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace?  - John Danyel  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  23. Why Canst Thou Not?  - John Danyel  - Robert von Bahr  - Emma Kirkby  - Emma Kirkby  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer
  24. Pavan  - Robert Johnson  - Robert von Bahr  - Jakob Lindberg  - Johannes Vermeer

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