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Love Songs from 17th-century Italy
Marco Beasley (tenor) & Pierre Pitzl (baroque guitar, viola da gamba & direction), Marco Beasley (tenor)
a real gondolier’s gem, catchy as a cold in shapely phrases, balanced symmetry and simple, intriguing harmony. Beasley’s light tenor has a plaintive, seductive quality, irresistible to the ear... — 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…
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…
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Hermann Töttcher (oboe), Maria Jung, Irmgard Seefried, Hertha Töpper, Ernst Haefliger, Max Proebstl, Kieth Engen, Adolf Scherbaum (trumpet), Aurèle Nicolet, Gerhart Hetzel, Manfred Clement (oboe d'amore), Heather Harper, Patricia Clarke, Paul Esswood, Alexander...
Matelda Viola (soprano), Paola Ronchetti (soprano), Giovanni Caruso (theorbo), Gino Nappo (harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (viola da gamba), Olga Ercoli (harp), Margarethe Thyssen (viola da gamba/soprano)