Purcell: When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) (Dido's Lament)

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The Sublime Voice of Lynda Barrett

The Sublime Voice of Lynda Barrett


Adam:

O Holy Night

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Semele: Where'er you walk

Messiah: Come Unto Him All Ye That Labour

Messiah: How beautiful are the feet

Head, M:

The Little Road to Bethlehem

Sweet chance

Lloyd Webber, A:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Løvland:

You Raise Me Up

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

arr. Neil Jenkins

S’altro che lagrime (from La clemenza di Tito)

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rubbra:

A Hymn to the Virgin, Op. 13 No. 2

Rutter:

The Lord bless you and keep you

Stopford:

Irish Blessing

Stabat Mater

Sullivan, A:

The Sun Whose Rays (from The Mikado)

trad.:

O Waly, Waly ('The Water is Wide')

arr. Mark Haye

Vivaldi:

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630


Lynda Barrett (soprano)

"The most wonderful natural soprano voice you will ever hear." Do not miss it.

Lynda has been singing since she was a young girl and today she has won many prizes and awards in Northern Ireland. She studied music at Queen's University, Belfast where she studied with the late great Irene Sandford. Much in demand as a soloist, Lynda also has been involved with Castleward Opera where she has sung a number of leading roles. She has also featured as guest soprano with the Ulster Orchestra in their series of Christmas Concerts as well as on television in different programmes for the BBC.

I first came across Lynda Barrett when she was singing as part of a choir that I was recording in St.Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. Suddenly in the solo section of an anthem a solo voice shone through that was something rather special and that nearly made me fall off my seat in amazement! It was a wonderful mixture of purity, clarity and beauty that was far removed from the average solo soprano. Not only was this a voice of rare quality but Lynda sang from the heart and not from the head. Here was a God given gift from a very modest lady, which i felt should be heard by a far wider audience. A CD was therefore born...

Lynda has recorded a programme of music that is delightful on the earand one that I feel best conveys the qualities of this superb voice captured for posterity.

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Concert: Oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and harpsichord

Concert: Oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais and harpsichord


Hervelois:

Sonata for cor anglais

Hotteterre:

Sonata for oboe

Mozart:

Oboe Sonata (after the Oboe Quartet, K370)

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Les soupirs

L'Entretien des muses

Ravel:

Pavane pour une infante défunte

D'Anne jouant de l'espinette

Habanera

Pastourelle

Sweelinck:

Pièce pour clavecin

Telemann:

Oboe Sonata in G minor


Phillipe Pélissier (oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais) & Harumi Konoshita (harpsichord)

This CD celebrates fifteen years of these two artists playing as a duo. Phillippe Pélisier has pursued a double career as both a musician and a producer for Radio France. Harumi Konoshita studied the piano in Japan and Paris. She performs as a soloist and with many instrumental ensembles. The duo performs works by Mozart, Sweelinck, Telemann, Rameau, Hotteterre, Ravel and Purcell.

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Lamente: Furore e Dolore

Lamente: Furore e Dolore


Gluck:

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

L'angue offeso (from Giulio Cesare)

Benchè tuoni e l’etra avvampi (from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)

Hercules: Where shall I fly?

Monteverdi:

Lamento d'Arianna 'Lasciatemi morire'

Lamento di Penelope: Di misera Regina

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Vedro con mio diletto (from Giustino)

Sento in seno (from Il Giustino)


Mareike Morr (mezzo-soprano)

Hannoversche Hofkapelle

As part of the Movimentos series, the wonderful mezzo-soprano Mareike Morr brings all the apprehensive and furious heroines back to life on her debut Genuin CD. Together with the frothing and murmuring tones of the Hannoversche Hofkapelle, she performs arias by Handel and Vivaldi, bewails Euridice as Gluck’s Orpheus and to heart-rending effect breathes her last as Purcell’s Dido.

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

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Purcell - Viol Fantasias

Purcell - Viol Fantasias


Purcell:

Fantazia 1 in D minor, Z. 732

Fantazia 2 in F major, Z, 733

Fantazia 3 in G minor, Z. 734

Fantazia 4 in G minor, Z. 735

Fantazia 5 in B flat major, Z. 736

Fantazia 6 in F major, Z. 737

Fantazia 7 in C minor, Z. 738

Fantazia 8 in D minor, Z. 739

Fantazia 9 in A minor, Z. 740

Fantazia 10 in E minor, Z. 741

Fantazia 11 in G major, Z. 742

Fantazia 12 in D minor, Z. 743

Fantazia 13 in A minor, Z. 744

Fantasia Upon One Note in F major, Z745

Six-Part In Nomine in G minor, Z746

Seven-Part In Nomine, Z. 747, "Dorian"

Dance for the Green Men Monkey’s Dance (from The Fairy Queen, Z628)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


André Mangeot described these works as being “of astonishing beauty”. Here they are performed by an ensemble which has received much critical acclaim on the “Hart House Viols”, a collection of instruments at the University of Toronto.

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Serenade - Famous Classical Works

Serenade - Famous Classical Works


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale'

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Handel:

Largo from Xerxes (instrumental arrangement)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Pachelbel:

Canon

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


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Edin Karamazov - The Lute is a Song

Edin Karamazov - The Lute is a Song


 

So maki sum se rodila

Old Macedonian song

Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

Brouwer, L:

Paisaje cubano con rumba

Domeniconi:

Koyunbaba, Op. 19

Handel:

Saul: O Lord, whose mercies numberless

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Sting:

Alone with my thoughts this evening

Zamboni:

Suonata


Edin Karamazov (lutes and electric guitar) with Renee Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting

‘What I want to do with my lute is to sing’ Edin Karamazov

On his extraordinary debut album, the modern master of the lute explores all the colours of this most evocative and versatile of instruments - in music from the Renaissance to the modern day. The many voices of his lutes and guitars are joined by four of today’s most remarkable singers - Renée Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl & Sting - in new interpretations of songs from the pop, folk and classical traditions.

“…a release that's as unusual and distinctive as Edin Karamazov's own playing. What other lutenist would open his disc with Leo Brouwer's Paisaje cubano con rumba, originally for four guitars but here played on a single, multi-tracked electric guitar, and follow it by accompanying Sting on archlute as the latter sings his own 'Alone with my thoughts this evening"?” Gramophone Magazine, June 2009

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Kirsten Flagstad: The Voice of the Century

Kirsten Flagstad: The Voice of the Century


Brahms:

Muss es eine Trennung geben, Op. 33 No. 12

Meine Liebe ist grün, Op. 63 No. 5

Charles, E:

When I have sung my songs

Grieg:

Våren, Op. 33 No. 2

(two performances)

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Haugtussa, Op. 67 No. 7 'Vond Dag'

Lie, S:

Sne

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Strauss, R:

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Frühling (from Vier Letzte Lieder)

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Orest! Es rührt sich niemand (from Elektra)

trad.:

Päskemorgen slukker sorgen

Wagner:

Wagst du zu Höhnen (from Tristan und Isolde)

Hojotoho, hojotoho, heiaha, heiaha! (from Die Walküre)

Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (from Tristan und Isolde)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)


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Tudor & Stuart Spirit

Tudor & Stuart Spirit

Music for Dancing and Dreaming


anon.:

Bonny Sweet Robin

Matthew Spring (lute)

Bull, J:

The Duke of Brunswick's Alman

Martin Souter (organ)

Dr. Bull's Juel

Martin Souter (organ)

Byrd:

All in a Garden Green

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman

Dowland:

Pavana Lachrymae (set by William Byrd)

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Grandi:

Domine ne in furore tuo

Concertare, Jonathan Wainwright

Lanier:

The Marigold (Mark How the Blushful Morn)

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Lawes, W:

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Locke:

Curtain Tune from The Tempest

Morley:

It was a lover and his lass

Sara Stowe (soprano), Matthew Spring (lute)

Mundy, J:

Robin

Martin Souter (organ)

Newman, m:

Pavyon

Martin Souter (clavichord)

Playford:

Under The Greenwood Tree

Michelene Wandor

Purcell:

Round'O, ZT 684, from Abdelazer

Martin Souter (harpsichord)

Thou knowest, Lord

The King's Consort, Robert King

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rovetta:

Quam pulchra es

Concertare, Jonathan Wainwright

Tomkins:

A sad Pavan for these distracted times

Martin Souter (virginals)

trad.:

Greensleeves

Sharon Lindo (recorder)


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Janet Baker - Plaisir d'amour

Janet Baker - Plaisir d'amour

A Celebration of the Art of Dame Janet Baker


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV170 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust'

Berlioz:

Dieu! Que viens-je d'entendre?…Il m'en souvient ... Je l'aime donc? (from Béatrice et Bénédict)

Britten:

Phaedra, Op. 93

Caccini, G:

Amarilli mia bella

Cesti:

Intorno all'idol mio

Giordani, G:

Caro mio ben

Gluck:

Divinités du Styx (from Alceste)

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Pompe vane di morte! (from Rodelinda)

Care selve (from Atalanta)

Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)

Dopo notte (from Ariodante)

Hercules: Where shall I fly?

Haydn:

Berenice, che fai? (Scena di Berenice), Hob XXIVa:10

Lotti:

Pur dicesti, o bocca bella

Martini, G B:

Plaisir d'amour

Mozart:

La clemenza di Tito, K621 - Deh, se piacermi vuoi

Paisiello:

Nel cor più non mi sento

Pergolesi:

Ogni pena più spietata

Piccinni:

O nuit, Dèesse du mystère

Purcell:

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Sarti:

Sen corre l'agnelletta

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Zögernd leise', D920/921


Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano)

A new 2-CD compilation from Dame Janet Baker's many Decca and Philips recordings, released to mark her 75th birthday on 21 August 2008.

This generously-filled 150-minute programme ranges from arie antiche and baroque arias through to one of Benjamin Britten's last works, the cantata Phaedra, written specially for Janet Baker.

Recordings included in this programme were made between 1961 and 1977 and showcase the many and varied vocal talents of this much-loved, and justifiably internationally-lauded artist.

“A fine selection which demonstrates the English mezzo's huge range of expression in repertory ranging from Baroque to Britten (the cantata Phaedra written for her) and the unique commitment she brought to everything she sang.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2009 *****

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