Alfred Deller. Portrait of a Legend
Henry Purcell, Anonymous, Thomas Tallis, François Couperin, Dietrich Buxtehude, Orlando Gibbons, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Alessandro Grandi, Thomas Morley, Thomas Campion, John Bartlet, Philip Rosseter, John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke, John Dowland, Claudio Saracini
Alfred Deller would have been 100 years old on 31 May 2012. Having gone out of print years ago, this 4 CD anthology, which was first published in 2004, is now being re-released. All amateurs and...
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Alfred Deller would have been 100 years old on 31 May 2012. Having gone out of print years ago, this 4 CD anthology, which was first published in 2004, is now being re-released. All amateurs and those wishing to discover this unique art of singing and iconic voice will be treated to the very essence of his legacy: an indelible mark, unrivalled in his field.
Alfred Deller was born in Margate, England in 1912. He !rst started recording with harmonia mundi in 1967, the partnership continuing until his death in July 1979. Having become best-sellers (Music for a While, O Solitude...) these recordings were eagerly received by the public, while also leaving their mark on several generations of musicians. 'We had never heard a male alto before, let alone one of his calibre! A beautiful vocal timber, refined modulations -effortlessly achieved-, ideally suited to our old instruments; a perfectly controlled voice that stood out with its ultimate expressiveness. Accompanying him was an unbridled pleasure.’ Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
"The musicality, agility, power and subtle tonal shading are beyond question...Far from being of mere historical interest, this is a reminder of artistry of the highest calibre.
Geoffrey Norris, Classical CD of the week, The Daily Telegraph, April 2004.
"At his best you’d be hard pressed to ! nd another counter-tenor who colours pianissimos with such a soft golden light."
Geoff Brown, The Times, Mai 2004.
"Deller was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the whole early music revival, and we must never forget him and his achievements. If you are a younger performer or listener, and haven’t come across Deller before, I urge you to discover him now, and this splendid set, despite its minor flaws, is one of the best possible starting points."
David Hill, Early Music Review, August 2004.