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“The chiseled beauty and dove-tailing rapport in their musicmaking was a joy to hear.”

The Washington Post

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Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Love songs, Lute solos, and Laments

Dame Emma Kirkby, the “queen of early music” (Decca), opens the Boston Early Music Festival’s 22nd concert series together with renowned lutenist Jakob Lindberg. Kirkby has thrilled audiences around the world for her intensely expressive singing and her pure, bright tone. Enjoy this extraordinary duo in an intimate and beautiful program of 17th-century love songs from Britain and Italy with masterpieces both familiar and rare.

Free post-concert talk

Read the program notes


John Danyel: Like as the lute

John Danyel: Dost thou withdraw thy grace

John Danyel: Grief, keep within

Daniel Bacheler: Mounsiers Almain

Robert Johnson: Do but look on her eyes

Robert Johnson: Woods, rocks and mountains

Robert Johnson: As I walked forth

Robert Johnson: Almain

Robert Johnson: Pavan

Robert Johnson: Almain: Hit and take it

Thomas Morley: Come, sorrow, come

Thomas Morley: Thyrsis and Milla

Henry Lawes: Ariadne's Lamen

Henry Lawes: The Lark

Henry Lawes: Chloris, now thou art fled away

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger: Toccata

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger: Gagliarda

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger: Corrente

Claudio Monteverdi: Voglio di vita uscir                  

Sigismondo D'India: Torna il sereno Zefiro

Barbara Strozzi: L'Eraclito amante