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Magdalena Kožená (mezzo soprano)
Private Musicke, Pierre Pitzl
She soars the heights and plumbs the depths with fitting ardour...it is hard not to be swept away by such intensity felt and highly dramatic readings...[Pitzl] and his crack instrumental ensemble... — 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…
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…
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…
Selected songs for soprano by Handel, Purcell etc.
Catherine Mackintosh, Anthony Rooley, Richard Campbell, Lisa Beznosiuk
Academy of Ancient Music, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Winchester Quiristers, Christopher Hogwood