Emma Kirkby: Time Stands Still
Catalog: CDH 55462
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
Previously Available as CDA 66186 (034571161860) Deleted June 2012
In the lute songs of John Dowland and his contemporaries, we have a marriage of words and music of equal brilliance. Emma Kirkby is acknowledged worldwide as one of the finest modern interpreters of this repertoire, her crystal-clear tones expressing every shifting nuance. Now available at mid-price in this Helios Series reissue, Time Stands Still is an album of lute songs on the theme of mutability. It is a fascinating recital, containing some of the masterpieces of the period. Kirkby is accompanied by her long-time collaborator, lutenist Anthony Rooley. In the booklet note, Kirkby discusses the works and puts them in their historical context.