& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by IMS Distribution and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Emma Kirkby Collectio... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Eligible for *FREE* super saver shipping. Amazon customer service with delivery tracking. The CD or DVD plays perfectly but has clear signs of wear. The jewel case remains undamaged and the cover art intact.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Emma Kirkby Collection Import

4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, November 12, 1993
"Please retry"
$16.13
$7.28 $0.32

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$16.13 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by IMS Distribution and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

If you're a fan of early music and you haven't yet encountered the remarkable voice of Emma Kirkby, get this recording and you'll know why she is one of the world's leading--some would say the leading--interpreters of soprano repertoire from Monteverdi to Bach. Her light, clear, and amazingly agile instrument allows her a phenomenal range of expressive techniques, and enables her to be equally effective whether singing a cappella, with lute, or with an instrumental ensemble--all of which happens on this fine compilation of some of her best performances. Highlights include Monteverdi's lively song "Voglio di vita uscir," Dowland's gentle "Flow not so fast, ye fountains," an unaccompanied rendition of Machaut's virelai "Foy porter," Bach's beloved aria "Sheep may safely graze," and Handel's impossibly acrobatic aria, "Sharp thorns despising." --David Vernier

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Confiterbor tibi, Domine (Psalm 110)
  2. Now Hath Flora Robbed Her Bowers
  3. Stript Of Their Green Our groves Appear
  4. Voglio di vita uscir
  5. Piangono al pianger mio
  6. Flow Not So Fast, Ye Fountains
  7. Foy Porter
  8. Columba aspexit
  9. Sheep May Safely Graze
  10. Time Stands Still
  11. Diana
  12. Quel squardo sdegnosetto
  13. Maledetto sia l'aspetto
  14. The Lark
  15. Move Now With Measured Sound
  16. Sharp Thorns Despising
  17. Sich tiben im Lieben
  18. You Meaner Beauties Of The Night


Product Details

  • Composer: Claudio Monteverdi, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigismondo D'India, John Dowland, et al.
  • Audio CD (November 12, 1993)
  • Parental Advisory ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion UK
  • ASIN: B000002ZJG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #322,203 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
63%
4 star
37%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Craig Matteson HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 15, 2002
The only defect in this disk is that it isn't a three or four disk set. Some people don't appreciate her beautiful voice and I feel sorry for them. I first heard her voice live in a concert here in Ann Arbor in December of 1980 and she stunned me. The memory of her beautiful voice still lives in my mind and heart.
Well, this disk gives us 18 selections from a number of different composers from the Baroque. Every one of them is a treasure and has its own charms. I can't pick a favorite, but I can say that each of these pieces show off her voice and singing style in different ways.
Yes, I wish she had included more Purcell and something even nicer than what we have on track 3, but what would I give up? Well, that is where I say we need this to have been a two or three disk collection.
You won't go wrong with this wonderful disk!
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Ms. Kirby's voice is limpid, exquisitely pitched, strong, and yet beautifully refined. Her command of her voice is extraordinary, with phrasing, delicate embellishments and what I think are some vocal cadenzas, all showing the skill and craft of an artist who has brought her artistry to its highest state. But she makes her artistry sound so easy, so natural: nothing of bravura, nothing forced here. The selections are wonderfully chosen; together, they give us the whole range of early to late Baroque, in every mood. Each listening refreshes the spirit. What an artist!
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic collection. Emma Kirkby dazzles us with her sonority, crystal clear voice, pure tone and clean vibrato. This recording has a nice sampling of different composers. In her prime I believe no one can equal Kirkby in early music as a soprano.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on October 16, 2000
This cd shows Emma's versatility as a Baroque and early music performer. Her pure voice matches the music so well. I really enjoy the song "You meaner beauties of the night." This is only one among many cd's which shows Emma's great voice. I highly recommend the Emma Kirkby collection.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?