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Classical - Released January 1, 1993 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released February 24, 1997 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released September 1, 1983 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Recorded in 1982, this anthology of tunes and madrigals by Thomas Morley assembles hand-picked singers including Emma Kirkby, whose slightly acidic voice is a matter of preference, among four sopranos. Composer and organist at Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London, writer and editor, Englishman Thomas Morley is considered as the founder of the English school of madrigal due to the Italian music he published in England which inspires his own compositions. The Consort of Musicke is a group of singers specialising in music from the Renaissance to the early Baroque period. Founded by Anthony Rooley in 1969, the group has completed more than one hundred and twenty recordings over a period of thirty years beginning in 1972. Some have become legendary and then disappeared from the catalogues while others continue to be regularly republished. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released January 1, 1998 | Decca (UMO)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1983 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1981 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Anthony Rooley's 1982 album of Monteverdi madrigals sung and played by the Consort of Musicke is both an appealing set of performances of some of the composer's most beguiling works and a handy snapshot of early Baroque performance practice as it was understood at the time. The authentic performance practice movement was still in its early stages, and a fuller picture of authenticity has evolved since then. These performances are relatively strict rhythmically, in reaction to the earlier, uninformed practice of performing Baroque music with Romantic notions of expressiveness. More recently, performers have rediscovered and reapplied Monteverdi's notion of sprezzatura, (studied carelessness) regarding the rhythm, in order to approximate the natural flexibility of speech. While this recording may not have the rhythmic fluidity of the most expressive Monteverdi performances, it's far from rigid, and there is much to savor in the singers' gorgeously pure tone, vocal blend, coloratura technique, and ability to invest the madrigals with a strong sense of drama, as well as in the instrumental ensemble's full partnership in the high level of music-making. Each of the singers is beyond reproach, both vocally and interpretively, but soprano Emma Kirkby and bass David Thomas are particularly dazzling. Decca's sound is clean, warm, and present. © TiVo
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Classical - Released November 5, 2007 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 1, 1989 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released July 1, 1977 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released April 1, 1986 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released October 1, 1976 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released February 1, 1993 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 7, 2018 | Cantus Records

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Classical - Released July 31, 1995 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released September 3, 2018 | Cantus Records

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Classical - Released March 19, 2018 | Cantus Records

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Classical - Released February 28, 2003 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released June 22, 2018 | Cantus Records

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Classical - Released August 1, 1984 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released March 26, 2010 | deutsche harmonia mundi