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Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Joseph Middleton (piano)
The art of vocal duetting is exemplified at its best in this recital by two of today’s finest British singers, working with an accompanist of equal merit…each singer has solo items…Yet the most... — More…
Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano)
Prohaska's performances fully embody the hugely varying needs of each songs, so much that one barely notices how she colours her voice...She simply allows you to feel the song with the clean,... — More…
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Adam Walker (flute), Lawrence Power (viola), Michael Collins (clarinet)
Five songs from Finzi’s incomparable Let us Garlands Bring see the tenor’s head voice floating sympathetically through the melismatic vowels and ever-shifting metres of Finzi’s most sensitive... — More…
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Heath (cello), George Malcolm (organ), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), George Malcolm (harpsichord), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Yehudi Menuhin...
in terms of the time-span of the recordings and the breadth of the repertoire it’s a veritable Portrait of the Artist...The few controlled experiments with more dramatic, Romantic repertoire... — More…
Bejun Mehta (countertenor), Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
Freiburger Barockorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs
great care has clearly gone into song selection, and in ensuring balance and variety. If you missed these first time around or want to take a plunge into Mehta’s repertoire these three discs... — More…