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Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}

Emma Kirkby - The Complete Recitals (2015) {12CD Decca-Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 2.92 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.59 Gb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Decca / Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre | 0289 478 7863 6
Classical / Early Music / Baroque / Vocal Music

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby’s complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world’s most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby’s pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and earlier eras should sound for a whole generation or more. Accompanied in the main by Anthony Rooley, the set features works by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Mozart as well as rarely recorded works by Edwards, Campion, Dowland, Morley, Ferrabosco and many more.
Emma Kirkby, Rufus Muller, Timothy Roberts - Georg Benda: Cephalus and Aurora - Lieder & Fortepiano Music (1994)

Georg Benda - Cephalus and Aurora: Lieder & Fortepiano Music (1994)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rufus Müller (tenor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66649 | Time: 01:02:48

This entertaining CD takes its name from a cantata, which forms one part of this recital devoted to the music of Georg Benda (1722-95), one of a distinguished family of Bohemian musicians who settled in Berlin in the 18th century and became part of the German enlightenment. Georg became Kapellmeister at Gotha in 1750 and gained widespread approval for his compositions and for his skill as a violinist, oboist and keyboard player. Mozart admired Benda’s music and carried two of his melodramas with him on his travels. Hyperion have put together a pretty record containing piano pieces (played here expertly on the fortepiano by Timothy Roberts), lieder and the above cantata for soprano or tenor by two of our best ‘chamber singers’ (which does not mean that they do not sing other genres, only that they excel in this kind of intimate sphere). It might be a good idea not to play the whole hour of music at one go but (say) to have half before dinner and half afterwards.
Emma Kirkby, Paul Nicholson - Handel: The Occasional Songs (2001)

Emma Kirkby, Paul Nicholson - Handel: The Occasional Songs (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:10 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: SOMM Recordings | Catalog: B00005LVXK

Here is a side of Handel unfamiliar even to those knowledgeable about his music. Most of this CD is devoted to miscellaneous songs in English‚ many of them published in his time on song sheets‚ or in journals‚ or given to friends‚ or intended for use in the theatre. They are‚ generally‚ in a more popular vein than his familiar music‚ and often in the style used by such composers as Arne or Boyce‚ or lesser men‚ in their English songs. The best of them‚ to my taste‚ are the theatre songs: ‘I like the amorous youth’ is a specially charming piece‚ and ‘Love’s but the frailty of the mind’‚ a Congreve setting made for the admired actress­singer Kitty Clive‚ is an exquisite and touching little song‚ especially when sung as beautifully as it is here by Emma Kirkby.
Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)

Emma Kirkby, Christopher Hogwood - Handel, Arne, Lampe, Haydn & Mozart (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 139:22 | 637 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: B000009DG1

Classical music is one of the greatest joys in life. Opera on the other hand, is often too melodramatic to stomach. But there is nothing more enchanting than an Aria. On this 2 CD set, Emma Kirkby sings in sweet exultation. Her voice expresses power and agility yet a limpid tranquility. Clarity is the greatest achievement of any musician. With the aid of precision accompaniment on period instruments, shameless perfection is delivered. She soothes the soul longing for beauty. Her marvelous Soprano is rendered on 25 tracks in this eclectic ensemble. If you are a champion of Handel or a devotee of Mozart, you should not hesitate to purchase this CD. Emma Kirkby will have you beaming with delight and pining for more. Surely it will be one of the brightest of your collection.
Handel / Haydn - Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Missa (1978, CD reissue 1989)

George Frideric Handel - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Anthem for the Foundling Hospital / Joseph Haydn - Missa Brevis
Judith Nelson & Emma Kirkby / The Academy of Ancient Music / Simon Preston
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 348 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca "Editions de L'oiseau-Lyre" # 421 654-2 OH | Country/Year: UK 1989, 1978
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Viennese School, Sacred, Vocal

…The Queen Anne Ode is a solemn piece, again, a real pleasure to listen to, but not exactly a memorable showstopper. If you are a fan of Hogwood, as am I, this is a must have CD. Nothing he ever did is a complete wash, and this collection a far cry from it. This is Vintage Hogwood. Call it "Early Original Instrument."
Orpheus in England: Songs and Lute Solos by John Dowland and Henry Purcell (Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg) (2010)

Orpheus in England: Songs and Lute Solos by John Dowland and Henry Purcell (Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg) (2010)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 279 MB
Label: BIS | TT: 75:19

The Orpheus in England title of this release refers to the fact that both John Dowland and Henry Purcell were honored with the "Orpheus" designation after their deaths, nearly 100 years apart. The booklet for this Swedish release even comes with an anonymous poem telling the deceased Purcell to "Touch but thy Lyre, the Stones will come and dance themselves into a Tomb." The unusual idea of connecting the two composers, who shared a common tendency toward a mixture of melancholy and daring harmonic thinking, works well, and there are many lovely moments here. Some come from lutenist Jakob Lindberg, who delivers limpid readings of some Dowland standards and arranges a group of Purcell keyboard pieces for lute.
Handel in Italy - Solo Cantatas; Concerto a Quattro (Emma Kirkby, London Baroque) (2008)

Handel in Italy - Solo Cantatas; Concerto a Quattro (Emma Kirkby, London Baroque) (2008)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 360.48 MB
Label: BIS | TT: 67:23

During his years in Italy (1706-1710), it is believed that Handel may have written as many as 150 cantatas including a number of so-called cantate con stromenti for one or more solo voices plus additional instruments. The four cantatas on this disc feature the standard combination for such works: soprano, two violins and basso continuo. Thematically, they can be grouped in pairs: Notte placida e cheta (Calm and Placid Night) and Un’ alma innamorata (A Soul in Love) tell of unhappy love and contain elements from Classical mythology against a pastoral backdrop. By contrast, Figlio d’alte speranze (Son of High Hopes) and Agrippina condotta a morire (Agrippina Led to Her Death) tell tales of the use and abuse of power.

J.C. Bach - Emma Kirkby - Salve Regina  Music

Posted by luckburz at Oct. 6, 2013
J.C. Bach - Emma Kirkby - Salve Regina

Johann Christian Bach - Salve Regina
Emma Kirkby / Markus Schäfer / L'Orfeo Barockorchester / Michi Gaigg
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Classic Produktionen Osnabrück # 999 718-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Early Classical Period, Sacred

…The orchestra, led by violinist Michi Gaigg, is a delight to hear, a finely tuned and ideally balanced ensemble whose playing gives real drive and support to the singers–and, in these world premiere recordings, makes a strong case for hearing a lot more from J.C. The sound is exemplary.
Scarlatti Franceso - Dixit Dominus (Armonico Consort, Emma Kirkby)

Scarlatti Franceso - Dixit Dominus (Armonico Consort, Emma Kirkby)
Baroque | EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | TT 79 min | 322.43 MB
Armonico Consort , Christopher Monks
Released: 2004 | Label: Deux-Elles
Alessandro Scarlatti - Stabat Mater - Emma Kirkby - Daniel Taylor - Theatre of Early Music

Alessandro Scarlatti - Stabat Mater - Emma Kirkby - Daniel Taylor - Theatre of Early Music
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | NO COVER | 200 Mb
Classical | ATMA Baroque