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Musique and Sweet Poetrie

Composer Robert Ballard
Jean-Baptiste Boësset
John Danyel
Wojciech (Albertus) Dlugoraj
John Dowland
Michelangelo Galilei
Pierre Guédron
Gregory Huwet
Sigismondo d' India
Robert II Johnson
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Thomas Morley
Etienne Moulinié
Georg Schimmelpfennig
Heinrich Schütz
Performer Emma Kirkby
Jakob Lindberg
Catalogue Number BIS-1505 SACD
EAN 7318599915050
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Dec 2006
Total time 79'32


BBC Music Magazine: outstanding; International Record Review: outstanding; Klassik Heute: outstanding; Fono Forum: outstanding.

A unique lute, built by Sixtus Rauwolf in Augsburg around 1590, was the starting point for this very special recital, which incorporates lute songs and solos by composers from different parts of Europe around 1600. Presenting a wealth of forms and national styles - from French airs de cour to Elizabethan pavans and examples of early Italian monody - the disc is a fascinating survey of the musical life of the time. But in the hands of these interpreters it becomes much more than that: Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg, playing his historic lute, bring this music to life with incomparable immediacy. It is as if we were present when Shakespeare first heard Robert Johnson's setting of his 'Full fathom five', Ariel's song from The Tempest, or when Georg Schimmelpfennig, court composer to Landgrave Moritz in Kassel, showed the daughter of his employer the florid solo madrigal 'Dolce tempo passato', set to her own poem.

Some of the names represented on this disc are familiar to all: John Dowland, with three songs, and Heinrich Schütz, with one of his Kleine geistliche Konzerte, a setting of Psalm 70. Others, like Schimmelpfennig or the Antwerp-born lutenist Gregory Huwet, are far less known to the general public. But all of them created musical jewels, which Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg - collaborators of long standing - have gathered together into a glittering diadem encircling a large part of Europe at the dawn of the 17th century.
 
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  Robert Johnson
01 Almain 1'18
 
 
  Robert Johnson
02 Full fathom five thy father lies 1'49
 
 
  Thomas Morley
03 Thirsis and Milla 3'02
 
 
  Thomas Morley
04 Come sorrow, come 7'03
 
 
  Gregory Huwet
  Fantasia 6'16
05 Fantasia 4'19
 
 
  John Dowland
06 Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace? 2'46
 
 
  John Dowland
07 Go crystal tears 3'01
 
 
  Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger
  Toccata 4'55
08 Toccata 3'09
 
 
  Georg Schimmelpfennig
09 Dolce tempo passato 5'02
 
 
  Heinrich Schütz
10 Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten 3'04
 
 
  Michelangelo Galilei
  Toccata 4'55
11 Toccata 1'46
 
 
  Michelangelo Galilei
12 Corrente 1'19
 
 
  Michelangelo Galilei
13 Volta 1'19
 
 
  Sigismondo d’India
14 Quella vermiglia rosa 2'04
 
 
  Sigismondo d’India
15 Da l’onde del mio pianto 3'20
 
 
  Robert Ballard
16 Entrée de luth 2'05
 
 
  Pierre Guédron
17 Cessez, mortels, de soupirer 7'49
 
 
  Jean-Baptiste Boësset
18 Que Philis a l’esprit léger 1'37
 
 
  Etienne Moulinié
19 Paisible et ténébreuse nuit 2'52
 
 
  Robert Ballard
20 Branles de village 3'09
 
  Fantasia 6'16
21 Fantasia 1'57
 
 
  John Dowland
22 Shall I strive with words to move? 3'02
 
 
  John Danyel
23 He whose desires are still abroad 2'21
 
 
  John Danyel
24 Dost thou withdraw thy grace? 1'33
 
 
  John Danyel
25 Why canst thou not, as others do? 1'40
 
 
  Robert Johnson
26 Pavan 5'13
 
  Album total 79'32
SopranoKirkby, Emma
LuteLindberg, Jakob
ComposerBallard, Robert
Boësset, Jean-Baptiste
Danyel, John
Dowland, John
Galilei, Michelangelo
Guédron, Pierre
Huwet, Gregory
Johnson, Robert
Kapsperger, Giovanni Girolamo
Morley, Thomas
Moulinié, Etienne
Schimmelpfennig, Georg
Schütz, Heinrich
d’India, Sigismondo

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