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Hitting the Heights

Catherine Bott explores the early days of the tenor voice with two notable modern-day exponents, John Potter and James Gilchrist.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    How can I stay when love invites (from 'Esther') (excerpt)

    Performers: James Gilchrist (tenor), Dunedin Consort, John Butt (director)

    • LINN.
    • CKD 397.
  • François‐Adrien Boïeldieu

    Viens gentil dame (from 'La Dame Blanche')

    Performer: Leo Slezak (tenor)

    • LEBENDIGE VERGANGENHEIT.
    • 89136.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Ecco ridente (from 'Il barbiere di Siviglia') (excerpt)

    Performers: Ivan Kozlovsky (tenor), uncredited orchestra & conductor

    • MYTO.
    • H034.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Forte e lieto (from 'Tamerlano')

    Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), The English Concert, Bernard Labadie (conductor)

    • EMI.
    • 626864 2.
  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (formerly attrib. JS Bach)

    Bist du bei mir

    Performer: Blanche Marchesi (soprano)

    • SYMPOSIUM.
    • 1188.
  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (formerly attrib. JS Bach)

    Bist du bei mir

    Performers: John Potter (tenor), Tragicomedia

    • DAS ALTE WERK.
    • 4509-91183-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Possente spirto (excerpt from 'Orfeo')

    Performers: Nigel Rogers (tenor), London Baroque, Charles Medlam (director)

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7471428.
  • John Dowland

    Flow my tears (excerpt)

    Performers: Sting (voice), Edin Karamazov (lute)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1703139.
  • John Dowland

    Flow my tears (excerpt)

    Performers: John Potter (voice), Stephen Stubbs (lute), Barry Guy (double bass)

    • ECM.
    • 465 234-2.
  • Anon.

    N'a pas long temps que trouvay Zephirus

    Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Imogen Barford (medieval harp)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 66144.
  • Moshe Ibn Ezra

    Kamti be-ashmoret

    Performer: Isaac Algazi (voice)

    • WERGO.
    • SM 1622 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'How can I stay when love invites' (from 'Esther')(excerpt)

  • François‐Adrien Boïeldieu

    'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche')

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Ecco ridente (from 'Il barbiere di Siviglia') (excerpt)

  • George Frideric Handel

    Forte e lieto (from 'Tamerlano')

  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

    Bist du bei mir

  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

    Bist du bei mir

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Possente spirto (excerpt from 'Orfeo')

  • John Dowland

    Flow my tears (excerpt)

  • John Dowland

    Flow my tears (excerpt)

  • Anon.

    N'a pas long temps que trouvay Zephirus

  • Moshe Ibn Ezra

    Kamti be-ashmoret

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