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: 196,016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alman (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) - Robert Johnson & Robert von Bahr (1:23)
    Composed byRobert Johnson
  2. 2 Full Fathom Five, for voice & lute - William Shakespeare & Robert Johnson (1:53)
    Composed byRobert Johnson
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  3. 3 Thirsis and Milla, song in 2 sections for voice with lute & bass viol - Thomas Morley & Robert von Bahr (3:05)
    Composed byThomas Morley
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  4. 4 Come sorrow, come, song for voice with lute & bass viol - Thomas Morley & Robert von Bahr (7:07)
    Composed byThomas Morley
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  5. 5 Fantasia for lute (from the Varietie of lute lessons) - Gregorio Huet & Robert von Bahr (4:24)
    Composed byGregorio Huet
  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)
    Composed byJohn Dowland
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  7. 7 Go crystal tears, for 4 voices & lute (First Book of Songs) - John Dowland & Robert von Bahr (3:04)
    Composed byJohn Dowland
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  8. 8 Toccata Arpeggiata for lute (from Book 1 of D'Intravolatura di Lauto) - Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger & Robert von Bahr (3:13)
    Composed byJohannes Hieronymus Kapsberger
  9. 9 Dolce tempo passato, song - Robert von Bahr & Georg Schimmelpfennig (5:05)
    Composed byGeorg Schimmelpfennig
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  10. 10 Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten, for soprano & continuo, SWV 282 (Op. 8/1) - Heinrich Schütz & Robert von Bahr (3:09)
    Composed byHeinrich Schütz
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  11. 11–13 Toccata-Corrente-Volta - Michelangelo Galilei & Robert von Bahr (4:28)
    Composed byMichelangelo Galilei
    1. 11Toccata
    2. 12Corrente
    3. 13Volta
  12. 14 Quella Vermiglia Rosa for voice solo - Sigismondo d'India & Robert von Bahr (2:08)
    Composed bySigismondo d'India
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  13. 15 Da L'Onde del Mio Pianto for voice solo - Sigismondo d'India & Robert von Bahr (3:23)
    Composed bySigismondo d'India
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  14. 16 Entrée de Luth for lute - Robert Ballard & Robert von Bahr (2:08)
    Composed byRobert Ballard
  15. 17 Cessés Mortels de Soupirer - Pierre Guédron & Robert von Bahr (7:51)
    Composed byPierre Guédron
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  16. 18 Que Philis a l'esprit léger - Robert von Bahr & Jean Baptiste Böesset (1:42)
    Composed byJean Baptiste Böesset
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  17. 19 Paisible et ténébreuse nuit (récitative)) - Etienne Moulinié & Robert von Bahr (2:56)
    Composed byEtienne Moulinié
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  18. 20 Branles de Village - Robert Ballard & Robert von Bahr (3:13)
    Composed byRobert Ballard
  19. 21 Fantasia - Wojciech Dlugoraj & Robert von Bahr (2:00)
    Composed byWojciech Dlugoraj
  20. 22 Shall I strive with words to move, for 4 voices & lute (A Pilgrimes Solace) - John Dowland & Robert von Bahr (3:05)
    Composed byJohn Dowland
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  21. 23 He Whose Desires - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (2:24)
    Composed byJohn Danyel
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  22. 24 Dost Thou Withdraw Thy Grace? - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (1:36)
    Composed byJohn Danyel
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  23. 25 Why Canst Thou Not? - John Danyel & Robert von Bahr (1:43)
    Composed byJohn Danyel
    Performed byEmma Kirkby
  24. 26 Pavan - Robert Johnson & Robert von Bahr (5:33)
    Composed byRobert Johnson
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emma Kirkby Primary Artist
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