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The Emma Kirkby Collection
Claudio Monteverdi, George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach
The Emma Kirkby Collection
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1


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There is no such thing as too much Emma Kirkby
Craig Matteson | Ann Arbor, MI | 07/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
The marriage of skill and magic
S. Tolleson-Rinehart | Chapel Hill, NC USA | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
Emma's pure and magical voice. | Australia | 10/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."