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Ms. Kirkby is truly a champion of early music performance, allowing the composers' works to shine naturally through the crystalline purity of her voice. Unfettered by excessive vibrato commonplace with most classical/opera singers, the melodies selected here, sound vibrant and liberated. The album represents a brilliant collection that shows off both her mesmerizing agility and delicate artistry. Brava!


The album is exactly what it says: The Pure Voice of Emma Kirkby. And what better way to show it off than with a collection of baroque and early classical repertoire. She manouvers all over the place, ever the epitome of style, accuracy, and most of all, expression! The technique is immaculate. Vivaldi would have been impressed. I know I am.

It's all about Emma

The sweetest, purest voice on earth (and one of the only sopranos that doesn't annoy me). This noble lady is as good as it gets. *bows*


Formed: 1973 in London, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Keyboardist Christopher Hogwood established the Academy of Ancient Music in 1973, using as his model an ensemble that had been founded in 1726 to perform music that was at least 150 years old. Thus, Hogwood's orchestra was one of the first in modern times to perform Baroque works on Baroque instruments. Hogwood chose members who were not only masters of their instruments, but also scholars of performance style of the period. The orchestra quickly gained recognition for its authentic performances...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jul 13, 1998

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