Musique and Sweet Poetrie

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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.
Gramophone - William Yeoman
Kirkby and Lindberg yet again prove ideal partners.... Here, music and poetry do indeed agree.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318599915050
  • Catalog Number: 1505
  • Sales rank: 140,990

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alman (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) - Robert Johnson & Robert von Bahr (1:23)
  2. 2 Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute - Robert Johnson & William Shakespeare (1:53)
  3. 3 Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol - Robert von Bahr & Thomas Morley (3:05)
  4. 4 Come sorrow, come, song for voice with lute & bass viol - Robert von Bahr & Thomas Morley (7:07)
  5. 5 Fantasia for lute (from the Varietie of lute lessons) - Gregorio Huet & Robert von Bahr (4:24)
  6. 6 Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace?, for 4 voices & lute (Second Book of Songs) - John Dowland & Robert von Bahr (2:50)
  7. 7 Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs) - John Dowland & Robert von Bahr (3:04)
  8. 8 Toccata Arpeggiata for lute (from Book 1 of D'Intravolatura di Lauto) - Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger & Robert von Bahr (3:13)
  9. 9 Dolce tempo passato, song - Robert von Bahr & Georg Schimmelpfennig (5:05)
  10. 10 Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten, for soprano & continuo, SWV 282 (Op. 8/1) - Robert von Bahr & Heinrich Schütz (3:09)
  11. 11–13 Toccata-Corrente-Volta - Robert von Bahr & Michelagnolo Galilei (4:28)
  12. 12 Quella Vermiglia Rosa for voice solo - Sigismondo d'India & Robert von Bahr (2:08)
  13. 13 Da L'Onde del Mio Pianto for voice solo - Sigismondo d'India & Robert von Bahr (3:23)
  14. 14 Entrée de Luth for lute - Robert Ballard & Robert von Bahr (2:08)
  15. 15 Cessés Mortels de Soupirer - Robert von Bahr & Pierre Guédron (7:51)
  16. 16 Que Philis a l'esprit léger - Robert von Bahr & Jean Baptiste Böesset (1:42)
  17. 17 Paisible et ténébreuse nuit (récitative)) - Robert von Bahr & Etienne Moulinié (2:56)
  18. 18 Branles de Village - Robert Ballard & Robert von Bahr (3:13)
  19. 19 Fantasia - Robert von Bahr & Wojciech Dlugoraj (2:00)
  20. 20 Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace) - John Dowland & Robert von Bahr (3:05)
  21. 21 He Whose Desires - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (2:24)
  22. 22 Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace? - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (1:36)
  23. 23 Why Canst Thou Not? - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (1:43)
  24. 24 Pavan - Robert Johnson & Robert von Bahr (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emma Kirkby Primary Artist
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