Lunarcy - Songs of Madness and the Moon

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Lunarcy - Songs of Madness and the Moon

Catalogue No:

EPRC010

Discs:

1

Release date:

18th April 2011

Barcode:

5425008377520

Medium:

CD
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Lunarcy - Songs of Madness and the Moon


Boyle, R:

Two Love Lyrics

Burgon:

This lunar beauty

Lady, weeping at the crossroads

Orpheus

Lullaby

For X

Now through night's caressing grip

Campion:

The cypress curtain of the night

Dowland:

Preludium

In darkness let me dwell

What poor astronomers are they

Howells:

Full Moon

Kapsberger:

Prima Toccata

Mozart:

Abendempfindung an Laura, K523

Purcell:

From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote)

I'll sail upon the dog-star (from A Fool's Preferment or The Three Dukes of Dunstable, Z571)


Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor) & Shizuki Noiri (lute)

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Lawrence Zazzo is regarded as the most versatile operatic countertenor of his generation. Here he explores the intimacy of the lute song in a remarkable programme focusing on madness and midnight. He performs works by Dowland and Purcell as well as exploring the contemporary repertoire for countertenor.

BBC Music Magazine

October 2011

****

“Zazzo's voice is pure, strong and individual....For the most part, [he] is a convincing storyteller. Indeed, he fits Burgon's cycle and Boyle's Two Love Lyrics into a cohesive, highly satisfying musical and poetic narrative. Noiri's accompaniments are clear, keen-edged and beautifully articulated”

International Record Review

September 2011

“Zazzo and Noiri thrive in this madhouse of a recital, their respective instruments as well adapted to bringing out the subtleties and ambiguities inherent in a de la Mare, Auden or MacNiece poem as in the discords that infect the melodiousness of Dowland and Burgon alike. Lunarcy it may be, 'though this be madness, yet there is method in't '”

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