Emma Kirkby (soprano)

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Dame Carolyn Emma Kirkby, DBE (born 26 February 1949) is an English soprano and one of the world's most renowned early music specialists. She has sung on over 100 recordings.

Her entry in The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2008) reads:

Her uncommonly pure, crystalline voice, deployed with minimal vibrato, her natural declamation, agile coloratura and her sensitivity to words have been widely admired by interpreters of early, Renaissance and Baroque music and have served as a model for many specialists in this repertory.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, David Thomas, Westminster Cathedral Choir 1
1985 A Feather on the Breath of God Abbess Hildegard of Bingen; Gothic Voices, Christopher Page, Emma Kirkby 2
1985 Sacred Vocal Music Monteverdi; The Parley of Instruments, Emma Kirkby, Ian Partridge, David Thomas, Roy Goodman, Peter Holman 3
1986 Olympia's Lament Claudio Monteverdi, Sigismondo d'India; Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley 1
1987 Cantatas, Concertos & Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi; Emma Kirkby, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 2
1988 Songs and Dialogues Purcell; Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Anthony Rooley 2
1988 Dr. Arne at Vauxhall Gardens Thomas Arne; Emma Kirkby, Richard Morton, The Parley of Instruments 1
1991 Joshua Handel; Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Aidan Oliver, John Mark Ainsley, Michael George, Choir of New College Oxford, King's Consort, Robert King 1
1991 Orlando (1990 studio cast) George Frideric Handel; James Bowman, Arleen Augér, Catherine Robbin, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1991 O tuneful voice Emma Kirkby, Rufus Müller, Timothy Roberts, Frances Kelly 1
1993 Shakespeare's Lutenist Robert Johnson ; Emma Kirkby, David Thomas & Anthony Rooley 1
1997 Gloria / Nulla in mundo pax sincera / Nisi Dominus / Cantatas Vivaldi; Kirkby, Bott, Nelson, Watkinson, Bowman, Preston, Hogwood 1
1997 Vocal Music, Volume 1 Dietrich Buxtehude; Emma Kirkby 2
1998 Emma Kirkby Sings Händel, Arne, Haydn & Mozart Emma Kirkby 1
1998 The Pure Voice of Emma Kirkby Emma Kirkby 1
2001 Sacred Cantatas Händel; Emma Kirkby, London Baroque 1
2001 Gloria / Dixit Dominus Georg Friedrich Händel; Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra, Laurence Cummings, Emma Kirkby 1
2003 Sacred Cantatas, Volume 1 Buxtehude; Emma Kirkby, Suzie LeBlanc, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet 1
2005 Early Cantatas, Volume 1 Johann Sebastian Bach; Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet 1
2005 Sacred Cantatas, Volume 2 Buxtehude; Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet 1
2006 Musique and Sweet Poetrie: Jewels from Europe around 1600 Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg 1
2006 Magnificat Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Hayes; Emma Kirkby, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker 1
2007 Early Cantatas, Volume 2: Weimar Cantatas Johann Sebastian Bach; Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet 1
2007 Leçons de ténèbres Couperin, Lalande; Emma Kirkby, Agnès Mellon, Charles Medlam, Terence Charlston 1
2010 Membra Jesu nostri Buxtehude; The Purcell Quartet, Emma Kirkby, Elin Manahan Thomas, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels, Peter Harvey, Fretwork 2
2010 Orpheus in England Dowland, Purcell; Emma Kirkby, Jakob Lindberg 1
2015 The Complete Recitals Emma Kirkby 1
Arie antiche Emma Kirkby 1
Exsultate Jubilate / Motets Mozart; Academy of Ancient Music, Westminster Boys' Choir, Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby 1
Italian Cantatas Handel; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby 2
J.S. Bach: De Occulta Philosphia Johann Sebastian Bach; José Miguel Moreno, Emma Kirkby, Carlos Mena 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Elizabethan Songs: The Lady Musick Emma Kirkby 1
1991 Italian cantatas / The Alchymist Handel; Kirkby, Nelson, Kwella, Thomas, Christopher Hogwood 1
1994 Emma Kirkby - A Portrait Emma Kirkby 1
2001 The Essential Emma Kirkby Emma Kirkby 1
2004 Lute Songs John Dowland, Robert Jones; Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rooley 1
Stabat Mater Pergolesi; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby, James Bowman 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Exultate Jubilate Emma Kirkby 1
Emma Kirkby Collection Emma Kirkby 1
Favourite Mozart Arias Emma Kirkby 1

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