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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…
17th Century Ayres and Songs
Lucile Richardot (contralto)
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
The title may be ‘Perpetual Night’ but there’s absolutely nothing gloomy or unremitting about this delicious disc and its chiaroscuro play of shading and texture…Lawes and Locke may never quite... — More…
Nicholas Phan (tenor), Michael Leopold (lute), Ann-Marie Morgan (viola da gamba)
here's a disc disc to remember come all those end-of-year round-ups... There's a directness to Phan's delivery, a clarity to his diction that has previously found its home in Britten's text-driven... — More…
and other Dances for Lute
Nigel North (lute)
Johnson's earlier dance music includes galliards and almains, simple pieces largely of melody and bass...North's playing reflects their function, metrical with only the barest slowing up as the... — More…
Emma Kirkby (soprano) with Jakob Lindberg (lute), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord), Anthony Rooley (lute), Agnès Mellon (soprano), John Abberger (oboe), Thomas Georgi (viola d’amore), Lucas Harris (lute) & Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello)
London Baroque, Royal Academy of Music Baroque...
…it's often in the modest-looking pieces that she's at her most compelling. Robert Johnson's Full Fathom Five is 109 seconds of breathtaking stillness and beauty, Böddecker's Natus est Jesu... — More…