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Emma Kirkby & Romantic Chamber Group of London - Beach: Chanson D'Amour (2002)

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Emma Kirkby & Romantic Chamber Group of London - Beach: Chanson D'Amour (2002)
Artist: Emma Kirkby & Romantic Chamber Group of London
Title Of Album: Beach: Chanson D'Amour
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: BIS
Country: UK
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (*image + .cue, log, artwork)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 65:45 min
Full Size: 223 MB






Tracklist:

01. Ecstasy, Op.19 No.2 For Soprano, Violin And Piano
02. Chanson D'Amour For Soprano, Cello And Piano
03. A Mirage, Op.100 No.1 For Soprano And Piano Trio
04. Stella Viatoris, Op.100 No.2 For Soprano And Piano Trio
05. Rendezvous, For Soprano, Violin And Piano
06. Three Browning Songs, Op.44 For Soprano And Piano: I. The Year's At The Spring
07. Three Browning Songs, Op.44 For Soprano, Violin And Piano: II. Ah, Love, But A Day!
08. Three Browning Songs, Op.44 For Soprano And Piano: III. I Send My Heart Up To Thee!
09. Romance For Violin And Piano
10. Three Shakespeare Songs, Op.37 For Soprano And Piano: I. O Mistress Mine
11. Three Shakespeare Songs, Op.37 For Soprano And Piano: II. Take, O Take Those Lips Away
12. Three Shakespeare Songs, Op.37 For Soprano And Piano: III. Fairy Lullaby
13. Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.150: I. Allegro
14. Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.150: II. Lento Espressivo
15. Piano Trio In A Minor, Op.150: III. Allegro Con Brio
16. Nahe Des Geliebten, Op.35 No.3 For Soprano And Piano
17. Ich Sagte Nicht, Op.51 No.1 For Soprano And Piano
18. Wir Drei, Op.51 No.2 For Soprano And Piano
19. Je Demande A I'oiseau, Op.51 No.4 For Soprano And Piano
20. Canzonetta, Op.48 No.4 For Soprano And Piano
21. Elle Et Moi, Op.21 No.3 For Soprano And Piano

Emma Kirkby, doyenne of the Early Music scene, here shows that she's just as comfortable in music of a more recent vintage. Amy Beach was a woman ahead of her time, performing as solo pianist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra by the age of 18. The same year (1885), she married Henry Beach and, no longer able to perform publicly (it would have gone against her social status), she instead settled down to composing. And delightful stuff it is, too, as Kirkby and friends demonstrate in this charming recital.

A number of the songs add violin, cello, or both to the piano and voice combination. "Ecstasy," for instance, has a most effective violin part that is an ideal foil to the purity of Kirkby's voice. Other highlights include the Schumannesque Browning Songs and the amiable Shakespeare Songs (the last of which, "Fairy Lullaby," is irresistible). The final item here, "Elle et moi," is an upbeat little number that suits Kirkby's lithe soprano to perfection. Occasionally, in some of the more lushly textured songs, such as "A Mirage" and "Stella Viatoris," perhaps a fuller voice would have been preferable, but then sample "Chanson d'amour" (written when Beach was only 21 and with a wonderful cello part in addition to the piano) and try to imagine it being better sung. The purely instrumental items are played with unfailing sensitivity and elegance. The Romance is straight out of the salon, while the much later Piano Trio (though actually based on early material) packs plenty of emotion and variety into its 14 minutes. The recording is exemplary, as are the concise notes and texts and translations. -- Harriet Smith



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