The Queen’s Music

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The Queen’s Music

Label:

BIS

Catalogue No:

BISCD1715
(BIS-CD-1715)

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Nov 2010

Barcode:

7318590017159

Length:

68 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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The Queen’s Music

Italian vocal duets and trios


anon.:

Parlate per me

Pian piano mio core

Partitevi da me

Occhi belli

E’ di ragion

Carissimi:

Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde

Cesti:

Già son morto

Frescobaldi:

Toccata ottava

Canzona Settima detta la Superba (o Tuccina)

Toccata nona

Toccata Seconda (1627)

Rossi, Luigi:

Tu sarai sempre

Dite o Cieli

O Cieli pietà

Lasso benché mi fugga

Pene che volete

Pietà, spietati lumi

Vorrei scoprirti


Emma Kirkby and Susanne Rydén (sopranos), Peter Harvey (baritone), Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann (cello), & Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)

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The programme on this disc consists of a selection of Italian 17th-centruy vocal duets and trios from the Whitelocke manuscript, with Carissimi’s large-scale cantata I Naviganti at its heart. These duets and trios form a kind of refined entertainment music for intimate occasions: emotionally charged, yet playful songs about love and passion intended for an aristocratic audience. The combination of simple yet elegant melodies and colourful, sometimes even bold, harmonies lends these songs a particular sweetness which is here brought out by a close-knit group of some of the finest performers in the field of period performance today, with Emma Kirkby, Peter Harvey, Susanne Rydén and Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann. They are joined by the Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen, who also adds variety to the programme with instrumental solos by Frescobaldi.

Anonymous: Parlate per me

Parlate per me

Luigi Rossi: Tu sarai sempre

Tu sarai sempre

Antonio Cesti: Gia son morto

Gia son morto

Luigi Rossi: Dite o Cieli

Dite o Cieli

Anonymous: Pian piano mio core

Pian piano mio core

Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo: Toccata ottava

Giacomo Carissimi: Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde (I naviganti)

Sciolto havean dall'alte sponde (I naviganti)

Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi: In partitura il primo libro delle canzoni (arr. for cello and harpsichord)

In partitura il primo libro delle canzoni: Canzona settima detta la Superba (o Tuccina) (arr. for cello and harpsichord)

Luigi Rossi: O Cieli pieta

O Cieli pieta

Luigi Rossi: Lasso benche mi fugga

Lasso benche mi fugga

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo: Toccata nona

Luigi Rossi: Pene che volete

Pene che volete

Luigi Rossi: Pieta, spietati lumi

Pieta, spietati lumi

Anonymous: Partitevi da me

Partitevi da me

Luigi Rossi: Vorrei scoprirti

Vorrei scoprirti

Anonymous: Occhi Belli*

Occhi Belli

Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro secondo

Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro secondo: Toccata seconda

Anonymous: E' di ragion

E' di ragion

BBC Music Magazine

January 2011

****

“Many of the settings exploit the sensual intertwining of two soprano voices over a basso continuo...Emma Kirkby, dewy-voiced as ever, and Swedish soprano Susanne Rydén make exquisite partners, ever-sensitive to the music's subtle nuances and graceful ornamentation.”

Financial Times

26th November 2010

***

“Harvey’s few contributions to the BIS disc, a collection of Italian vocal duets and trios from the court of the legendary 17th-century Queen Christina of Sweden, are wonderfully stylish, but the recital is dominated by the sopranos and Lars Ulrik Mortensen’s spirited harpsichord playing.”

Gramophone Magazine

May 2011

“[Mortensen's] captivating harpsichord accompaniments also play a vital part in helping to share the appealing merits of refined miniatures such as Antonio Cesti's duet 'Già son morto'...Luigi Rossi's 'Dite o cieli' is sung by Kirkby and Harvey with marvellous lightness and I particularly admired Carissimi's trio I Naviganti.”

International Record Review

March 2011

“[Kirkby, Rydén and Harvey], all specialists in the historically informed performance of Baroque music, have the light, brilliant, flexible voices necessary to do these lovely works full justice. Kirkby is warmer than the more crystalline-sounding and considerably younger Rydén, but she is no less agile and thus the two sopranos are a perfect match.”

Sunday Times

14th November 2010

****

“The vocal colours of Kirkby and her fellow soprano Susanne Rydén complement each other beautifully, while Peter Harvey’s resonant baritone and the countertenor Mikael Bellini add other shades.”

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