Emma Kirkby

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As a legendary pioneer in her field, soprano Kirkby is one of the most prolific artists of period performance practice in the vocal arena.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Purcell: Songs and Dialogues
1982 Purcell: Songs and Dialogues Hyperion
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Olympia's Lament
1984 Olympia's Lament Hyperion
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A Feather on the Breath of God
1985 A Feather on the Breath of God Hyperion
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Bach: Coffee Cantata & Peasant Cantata
1987 Bach: Coffee Cantata & Peasant Cantata Decca
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Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens
1987 Dr Arne at Vauxhall Gardens Hyperion
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Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos & Magnificat
1987 Vivaldi: Cantatas, Concertos & Magnificat Hyperion
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Music from the time of Christian IV: The Madrigal from the South to the North
1988 Music from the time of Christian IV: The Madrigal from the South to the North BIS
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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina
1989 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina L'Oiseau-Lyre
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Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
1990 Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Philips
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Haydn: The Creation
1990 Haydn: The Creation Decca
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The Muses Garden: Music by Robert Jones
1991 The Muses Garden: Music by Robert Jones Virgin
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O Tuneful Voice
1991 O Tuneful Voice Hyperion
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Shakespeare's Lutenist
1993 Shakespeare's Lutenist EMI Classics
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Georg Benda: Cephalus and Aurora
1993 Georg Benda: Cephalus and Aurora Hyperion
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Emma Kirkby: A Portrait
1994 Emma Kirkby: A Portrait Edition de l'Oiseau-Lyre
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Vivaldi: Opera Arias and Sinfonias
1994 Vivaldi: Opera Arias and Sinfonias Hyperion
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Hasse: Cleofide
1995 Hasse: Cleofide Capriccio Records
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Maurice Greene: Songs and Keyboard Works
1995 Maurice Greene: Songs and Keyboard Works Musica Oscura
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Händel: Concerti Grossi; Silete venti (includes bonus CD: Capella Edition Highlights)
1995 Händel: Concerti Grossi; Silete venti (includes bonus CD: Capella Edition Highlights) Capriccio Records
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Tobias Hume: The Spirit of Gambo
1996 Tobias Hume: The Spirit of Gambo Glossa
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Handel Opera Arias
1996 Handel Opera Arias Hyperion
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In Vauxhall Gardens
1996 In Vauxhall Gardens Virgin
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Time Stands Still
1996 Time Stands Still Hyperion
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Buxtehude: Vocal Music, Vol. 1
1997 Buxtehude: Vocal Music, Vol. 1 Dacapo
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Monteverdi: Duets & Solos
1997 Monteverdi: Duets & Solos Regis Records
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Emma Kirkby sings Handel, Arne, Haydn & Mozart
1998 Emma Kirkby sings Handel, Arne, Haydn & Mozart London
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Händel: Sacred Cantatas
1999 Händel: Sacred Cantatas BIS
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J.S. Bach: Cantatas & Concerto
1999 J.S. Bach: Cantatas & Concerto Carus
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Bach: Wedding Cantatas
1999 Bach: Wedding Cantatas Decca
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Purcell: Sweeter than Roses
2000 Purcell: Sweeter than Roses Decca
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Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour
2000 Amy Beach: Chanson d'amour BIS
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A Baroque Celebration
2000 A Baroque Celebration BIS
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Christmas Music
2000 Christmas Music BIS
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Handel Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 2
2000 Handel Opera Arias and Overtures, Vol. 2 Hyperion
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J.C. Bach: Salve Regina
2001 J.C. Bach: Salve Regina CPO
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G.F. Handel: The Occasional Songs
2001 G.F. Handel: The Occasional Songs SOMM
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Classical Kirkby: Orpheus & Corinna - 17th Century English Songs on Classical Themes
2002 Classical Kirkby: Orpheus & Corinna - 17th Century English Songs on Classical Themes BIS
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Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas
2003 Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Chandos
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Bach: De Occulta Philosophia
2004 Bach: De Occulta Philosophia Glossa / Glossa Platinum
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Francesco Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus
2004 Francesco Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus Deux-Elles
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William Byrd: Consort Songs
2004 William Byrd: Consort Songs Harmonia Mundi
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Favourite Mozart Arias
2005 Favourite Mozart Arias Decca / Eloquence
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Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 2
2005 Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas, Vol. 2 Chandos
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Handel: Italian Cantatas [Australia]
2005 Handel: Italian Cantatas [Australia] Decca
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Honey from the Hive
2005 Honey from the Hive BIS
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Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
2006 Alessandro Scarlatti: Stabat Mater ATMA Classique
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An Elizabethan Songbook
2006 An Elizabethan Songbook L'Oiseau-Lyre
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Magnificat
2006 Magnificat ABC Classics
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Musique and Sweet Poetrie
2007 Musique and Sweet Poetrie BIS
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In Nativitate Domine: Festliche Weihnachtsmusik
2007 In Nativitate Domine: Festliche Weihnachtsmusik Berlin Classics
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Purcell: Songs & Airs
2007 Purcell: Songs & Airs L'Oiseau-Lyre
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Handel: Opera Arias
2007 Handel: Opera Arias Hyperion
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Biagio Marini: Le lagrime d'Erminia, 1623; Violin Sonatas
2008 Biagio Marini: Le lagrime d'Erminia, 1623; Violin Sonatas L'Oiseau-Lyre
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Händel in Italy
2008 Händel in Italy BIS
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Couperin, Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres
2008 Couperin, Lalande: Leçons de Ténèbres BIS
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Stabat Mater
2009 Stabat Mater BIS
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Händel: Neun Deutsche Arien; Gloria
2010 Händel: Neun Deutsche Arien; Gloria BIS
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Amorous Dialogues
2010 Amorous Dialogues Eloquence
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Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri
2010 Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri Chandos
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Pastoral Dialogues
2010 Pastoral Dialogues Eloquence
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Monteverdi: Sacred Vocal Music
2010 Monteverdi: Sacred Vocal Music Hyperion
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The Queen's Music: Italian Vocal Duets & Trios
2010 The Queen's Music: Italian Vocal Duets & Trios BIS
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Orpheus in England: Dowland & Purcell
2011 Orpheus in England: Dowland & Purcell BIS
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Salzburg Barock
2011 Salzburg Barock Berlin Classics
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Handel: Messiah
2011 Handel: Messiah L'oiseau-Lyre
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Handel: Messiah Highlights
2011 Handel: Messiah Highlights Classics & Jazz / Decca
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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina in A minor; Salve Regina in F minor
2011 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina in A minor; Salve Regina in F minor Classic FM
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Michel Pignolet de Montéclair: Cantatas à Voix Seule
2011 Michel Pignolet de Montéclair: Cantatas à Voix Seule BIS
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Haydn: Songs and Cantatas
2011 Haydn: Songs and Cantatas Brilliant Classics
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Vivaldi: Gloria; Stabat Mater
2012 Vivaldi: Gloria; Stabat Mater Decca
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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; The Indian Queen
2012 Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; The Indian Queen Decca
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Handel: Neun deutsche Arien
2012 Handel: Neun deutsche Arien EMI Classics / Erato / Virgin Classics
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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
2012 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Decca
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Baroque Vocal Masterpieces
2014 Baroque Vocal Masterpieces Griffin
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John Christopher Smith: The Seasons
2014 John Christopher Smith: The Seasons Christophorus
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Alessandro Stradella: Duets
2014 Alessandro Stradella: Duets Brilliant Classics
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Emma Kirkby: The Complete Recitals
2015 Emma Kirkby: The Complete Recitals L'Oiseau-Lyre
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A Pleasing Melancholy
2017 A Pleasing Melancholy BIS
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William Jackson of Exeter: Songs, Canzonets and a Sonata
2018 William Jackson of Exeter: Songs, Canzonets and a Sonata Toccata Classics
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Cataldo Amodei: Vocal & Instrumental Works
Cataldo Amodei: Vocal & Instrumental Works BIS
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Sound the Trumpets from Shore to Shore
Sound the Trumpets from Shore to Shore Musica Oscura
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Arie Antiche
Arie Antiche Alto
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