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Magdalena Kožená (mezzo soprano)
Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl
She soars the heights and plumbs the depths with fitting ardour...it is hard not to be swept away by such intensity felt and highly dramatic readings...[Pitzl] and his crack instrumental ensemble... — More…
Songs from early baroque Italy
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) & Craig Marchitelli (archlute & theorbo)
This is vocal writing that thrives on extremes: complex, emphatic, dissonant and brilliantly embellished...Invernizzi is a fearless singer. Some notes are stripped violently dry and thin, others... — More…
Cappella Mediterranea, Leonarda García Alarcón
Cappella Mediterranea sing and play with assertive Mediterranean heat...The emotional tension is incredible...If your blood doesn’t race during the opener by the madrigal master Monteverdi, see... — 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…
Monteverdi, Caccini, Merula, Brunelli, Castello, Cima, Landi
Karim Sulayman (tenor)
Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell
Sulayman’s approach tends more towards the lyrical than the rhetorical – his lucid, velvety tenor and pop-star charisma best suited to melodious arias rather than the text-driven stile recitativo…Under... — More…
Italian monody in the early 17th century
Rosa Domínguez (mezzo), Mónica Pustilnik (archlute, Renaissance guitar & organ) & Dolores Costoyas (theorbo & Baroque guitar)
Rosa Dominguez has an attractively light and lyrical voice, warm in the middle register and bright in the upper one. Her phrasing is sensitive and improvised ornamentation in an appropriate style... — More…
Selected songs for soprano by Handel, Purcell etc.
Catherine Mackintosh, Anthony Rooley, Richard Campbell, Lisa Beznosiuk
Academy of Ancient Music, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Christopher Hogwood