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

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Inspired by Song

Inspired by Song


D'Urfey:

The King's Health, to Farrinel's Ground

Dowland:

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Eccles, S:

Divisions upon a ground

Eyck:

Engels nachtegaeltje

Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght

Geminiani:

Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament

An Irish Tune

Nussen:

Can Love be controul'd?

Pepusch:

Can Love be controul'd by advice?

Purcell:

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

Schop:

Lacrimae Pavan

trad.:

John come kiss me now

Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament

When Daphne did from fair Phoebus fly

Faronells Ground

Greensleeves


Dorothee Mields (soprano)

The Gentleman's Band, Stefan Temmingh (recorder & direction)

“They are great tunes of course, and in truth the musical strength and interest often comes more from that than from the quality of the variations, but the full-toned virtuosity of Temmingh's recorder and the creative musicality of his accompanying continuo band...make for an entertaining and often affecting programme.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Deutsche HM - 88843044582

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Purcell: Music for a While (Standard)

Purcell: Music for a While (Standard)

Improvisations on Purcell


 

Halleluja

(Leonard Cohen) – Bonus Track

Purcell:

Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh Town (from The Mock Marriage, Z605)

Music for a while, Z583

Strike the Viol (from Come Ye Sons of Art, Z323)

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

In vain the am'rous flute (from Hail, Bright Cecilia!, Z328)

A Prince of glorious race, from Who can from joy refrain?

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

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

Wondrous machine

Here the deities approve, Z339

Ah ! Belinda

Hark how the songsters of the grove (from Timon of Athens, Z632)

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Man that is born of a woman, Z27

Plainte - O, Let Me Weep (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens Z632


Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Raquel Andueza (soprano), Vincenzo Capezzuto (alto), Dominique Visse (countertenor), Gianluigi Trovesi (clarinet) & Wolfgang Muthspiel (acoustic guitar & electric guitar)

L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar

After the intoxicating heat of Mediterraneo, released in 2013, Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’Arpeggiata – again in the company of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, soprano Raquel Andueza and alto singer Vincenzo Capezzuto – now head to the cooler climes of England with Music for a while, an album based on the haunting, graceful and sometimes deeply moving music of Henry Purcell.

Often considered England’s greatest composer, Purcell (1659-1695) represents an especially good match for the aesthetic of L’Arpeggiata: he made frequent use of the ground bass, a repeated (ostinato) figure in the lower line – the most famous instance of this occurs in Dido’s lament ‘When I am laid in earth’, the closing number from his opera Dido and Aeneas. The ground bass provides an ideal foundation for the brilliant, sometimes jazz-like improvisation that is the stock-in-trade of the L’Arpeggiata, here comprising singers, (plucked) strings, wind instruments, keyboard and percussion.

As the New York Times has written: “Just as the composers and ensembles that ply the indie path in new music combine structures and language from contemporary classical styles with gestures and timbres from pop and world music, L’Arpeggiata has lately been hopping through cultures and across centuries. The group uses modern pop vocal inflections and improvisational techniques from jazz in its performances of antique pieces ... Its audacious hybrids are driven principally by a fascination with reviving the Baroque art of ornamental extemporization and a curiosity about how contemporary improvisatory styles might be enlisted in that quest.” When L’Arpeggiata appeared at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel auditorium in 2012, the newspaper reported that: “Here a lean septet combined precision and poise with the intuitive flexibility of a jazz combo.”

The contemporary element in Music for a while (named after a song written for John Dryden’s play Oedipus) is exemplified by the contribution, on acoustic and electric guitar, of Austrian jazz-player Wolfgang Muthspiel, while the Baroque tradition is embodied in the celebrated French countertenor Dominique Visse, a singer who set an example for Philippe Jaroussky; Visse was a student of the pioneering British countertenor Alfred Deller (1912-1979), closely associated with the music of Purcell and the revival of interest in Baroque music.

In the course of 2014, Music for a while will be presented at concerts in Rome, Paris, Grenoble, Berlin, Ludwigsburg and London. When the Mediteraneo programme was presented in London in 2013, The Arts Desk reported that: “Perhaps the best bits of any L’Arpeggiata concert are the improvisations. Laying down a ground bass (a riff by any other name) the group then take it in turns to step forward for jazz-style breaks. Jazz might have come down to us via Africa but I defy anyone to hear a Purcell or Monteverdi ground and not trace the natural genealogy. Pluhar here makes her case without effort as we marvel at plucked bass and drums or – most impressive – a percussion solo for the finest wizard of percussion David Mayoral, giving us a single skin that can shriek, cry or sing according to the strokings of his fingers.”

In Germany, the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten described a concert given by L’Arpeggiata with Philippe Jaroussky as “a rare two-hour feast of music-making. For years, exulting in sound, [Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata] have been demonstrating in the most persuasive way how fresh and timeless ‘old’ music can sound. Pluhar recognises no borders, no divisions between eras. For her, it is all music.”

“Long experienced in fusing Baroque with jazz-inspired performance styles, L'Arpeggiata's approach breathes new life into the Restoration composer, whose ground basses are akin to riffs, his melodies folk-like in their raw simplicity...Baroque instruments and a jazz-style combo mix to intriguing effect” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 *****

“most of these songs retain their essential character, and far from having his genius dimmed, Purcell still shines as a writer of songs timelessly receptive to reinterpretation and capable of reaching the heart by the power of melody alone.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

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Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude

Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude


Purcell:

If music be the food of love, Z379

Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Strike the Viol (from Come Ye Sons of Art, Z323)

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Chacony, Z628

What power art thou? (from King Arthur, Z628)

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

[Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country. (1695), Z585 original version]

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Pavan for Three Violins and Bass in G minor - Z752

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z504

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Music for a while, Z583

Here the deities approve, Z339

original version

The Gordion Knot Untied - incidental music, Z597

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


Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

The greatest countertenor of today, Andreas Scholl returns to the Decca label with a recording of vocal jewels by the great baroque composer, Henry Purcell. This is Andreas Scholl's first ever recording of the music of Purcell and his uniquely beautiful voice is perfectly suited to the English composer's plangent melodies. The album includes pieces written for the stage, the church and the private chamber, some of which Andreas Scholl has sung in recital for many years, and some he sings for the first time.

Andreas Scholl's long-standing collaborators, ‘Accademia Bizantina’ bring out the Italian influence in Purcell's instrumental writing, and contribute orchestral items to the programme. 'O Solitude' is Andreas Scholl's first Decca album since the chart-topping ‘Handel: Arias For Senesino' in 2006.

The album includes the well known lament 'When I Am Laid In Earth' - recently voted the UK's No.1 favourite aria in a BBC Radio 3 poll - written for the character of Dido in Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Andreas Scholl is joined for two duets by French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

“Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true Latin passion. Their continuo realisations - here delicate and intimate, there audaciously jazzy - are an unceasing delight.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 *****

“that famously otherworldly tone [is] often breathtakingly in evidence...His decision to tackle Dido's lament has generated controversy: in fact, his performance is extraordinarily haunting...O Dive Custos is arguably the disc's high point. The Academia Bizantina, meanwhile, are on fine form for Stefano Montanari” The Guardian, 13th January 2011 ****

“Scholl understands the importance of words and remains the countertenor of choice: it’s not so much the intelligence and grace that make his artistry so instantly recognisable, as the hypnotically soothing quality of his voice...Among the many joys of this exceptional recital are the accompaniments by Accademia Bizantina.” Financial Times, 21st January 2011 *****

“Few counter-tenors maintain the width of repertoire or vocal acumen of this artist...his Cold Song from “King Arthur” [is] a shivering, juddering triumph, and the entire package pleases.” The Times, 22nd January 2011 ****

“his way with words has strengthened...the two countertenors combine marvellously in O dive custos” Gramophone Magazine, March 2011

“There's no doubt about the theatrical intent driving Scholl's interpretations and the flamboyant work of Italian period instrument band, Accademia Bizantina. The latter's lively continuo group and multi-hued sounds certainly catch the full flavour...few singers...can match him for style and intelligent musicianship in this repertoire.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 ****

“[The disc] contains much in the way of sympathetic vocal and instrumental colouring, not to mention some very fine singing and playing, full-stop...Stefano Montanari's stylish violin-playing [in Fairest Isle], as elsewhere, is a treat in itself...Scholl [brings] an animated, urgent quality to his performance, the tone rich and resonant, the diction razor-sharp.” International Record Review, April 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

Vocal Award Winner

Decca - 4782262

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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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The Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral

The Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral


Alcock, W G:

Introduction & Passacaglia

Harris, W:

A Fancy

Hovland:

Toccata 'Now Thank We All Our God'

Ireland:

Elegy in D flat

Jackson, F:

Impromptu, Op. 5

Purcell:

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

Roger-Ducasse:

Pastorale in F

Swayne:

Riff-Raff for organ, Op. 34

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 6, Carillon de Westminster


Philip Rushforth (organ)

OxRecs - OXCD103

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Apparition

Apparition

Music by George Crumb & Henry Purcell


Crumb, G:

Three Early Songs

Apparition

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

If music be the food of love, Z379

Ah! how sweet it is to love (from Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613)

Thrice happy lovers (An Epithalamium)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote)

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Crown the altar (from Celebrate this Festival - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, Z321)

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


Christine Schäfer (soprano) & Eric Schneider (piano/amplified piano)

“Given Christine Schäfer's wide-ranging repertoire, this mixing of 17th-century English and 20th-century American songs is no surprise. Her exemplary clarity of tone and diction, and her emotional commitment to both composers, make for a powerful recital.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

“The first part of the disc intersperses Crumb's moderately Coplandesque Three Early Songs (1947) with Purcell favourites like "Sweeter than Roses" and "Music for a While". The sovereign authority of Schäfer's voice and the intensity of her presence makes for a seamless narrative, and the clarity of her diction and innate dramatic sensibility revitalise the Purcell works.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2008

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Dame Janet Baker - Grandi Voci

Dame Janet Baker - Grandi Voci


Bach, J S:

Vergnugte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust (Contented rest,beloved inner joy) from Cantata No. 170

Cavalli:

Ardo, Sospiro E Piango (La Calisto)

Chausson:

Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37

Delage:

Quatre Poèmes hindous

Purcell:

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

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Cruelle mère des amours (from Hippolyte et Aricie)

Ravel:

Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarmé

Trois chansons madécasses


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Treasures of Baroque Opera

Treasures of Baroque Opera


Arne:

Rise, Glory, Rise (Rosamond)

The Soldier Tir'd of War's Alarms (Artaxerxes)

Cavalli:

Ardo, Sospiro E Piango (La Calisto)

Handel:

Rinaldo: March & Battle

Care selve (from Atalanta)

Tornami a vagheggiar (from Alcina)

Monteverdi:

Toccata (L'Orfeo)

Prologo: Ritornello...Dal mio Permesso amato (L'Orfeo)

Pergolesi:

Stizzoso, mio stizzoso (from La Serva Padrona)

Piccinni:

Furia Di Donna (La Buona Figliuola)

Purcell:

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

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

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Ah! Qu'on Daigne Du Moins...Puisque Pluton Est Inflexible (Hippolyte Et Aricie)

Le Temple de la Gloire: Overture

Soleil, On A Detruit Tes Superbes Asiles (Les Indes Galantes)


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Amor

Amor


Delibes:

Où va la jeune Indoue? 'Bell Song' (from Lakmé)

Flotow:

Letzte Rose

Zum treuen Freunde geh

Gounod:

Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (from Roméo et Juliette)

Handel:

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Mozart:

Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln (from Die Entführung aus dem Serail)

Vedrai, carino (from Don Giovanni)

Purcell:

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

Strauss, R:

Amor, Op. 68 No. 5

Telemann:

Rimembranza crudel (from Germanicus)

Weber:

Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base…Trübe Augen (from Der Freischütz)


Maria Friederike Schöder (soprano)

Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra Greiz-Reichenbach, Stefan Fraas

Recorded in the Vogtlandhalle, Greiz, Germany, 15-19 July 2013

“Schöder is, from the sounds of this disc, a fully finished vocal personality, somewhat comparable to Lucia Aliberti, with a meticulously controlled vibrato and an incredibly clear-etched vocal line...High notes are small but grow seamlessly out of the rest of the voice. Words shape notes, even in tune-driven arias.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2014

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Bach Arcades

Bach Arcades


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV28 'Gottlob, nun geht das Jahr zu Ende': Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende

Cantata BWV28 'Gottlob, nun geht das Jahr zu Ende': Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren

Motet BWV225 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied': Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet

Chorale Prelude BWV644 'Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig'

Cantata BWV26 'Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig'

Cantata BWV56 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'

Cantata BWV12 'Weinen, Klagen, sorgen, Zagen': Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen'

Chorale Prelude BWV645 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'

Motet BWV227 'Jesu, meine Freude'

Chorale Prelude BWV610 'Jesu, meine Freude'

Chorale Prelude BWV615 'In dir ist Freude'

Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 114

Buxtehude:

Herr, wenn ich nur dich hab, BuxWV 38

Dufay:

Ecclesiae militantis

Pärt:

Fratres (version for chamber ensemble, 2007)

Purcell:

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

Tavener:

The Lamb

Walter, J:

Vivat Carolus


Leipzig Calmus Ensemble, Lautten Compagney, members

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