Lunarcy

Lunarcy

EPRC 0010 LAWRENCE ZAZZO & SHIZUKO NOIRI DOWLAND – PURCELL – HOWELLS – BURGON – BOYLE

Lunarcy

According to René Jacobs, Lawrence Zazzo is the most versatile operatic countertenor of his generation. On his first Evil Penguin recording, however, he explores the intimacy of the lute song in a remarkable programme focusing on madness and midnight. Teaming up with lute virtuoso Shizuku Noiri, Zazzo samples some of the genre highlights by Dowland and Purcell but also concentrates on contemporary repertoire for countertenor. The result is a fascinating exploration of the dark and the light of the moon and the mind.

Tracklist

1. Full Moon (02:44) - H. Howells
2. From Rosy Bow'Rs (07:11) - H. Purcell
3. The Cypress Curtain of the Night (05:11) - T.Campion
4. Toccata Prima (04:55) - G. G. Kapsberger
5. Lunar Beauty : I. This lunar beauty (02:03) - G. Burgon
6. Lunar Beauty : II. Lady, weeping at the crossroads (02:34) - G. Burgon
7. Lunar Beauty : III. Orpheus (02:15) - G. Burgon
8. Lunar Beauty : IV. Lullaby (04:30) - G. Burgon
9. Lunar Beauty : V. For X (03:17) - G. Burgon
10. Lunar Beauty : VI. Now through nights caressing grip (03:43) - G. Burgon
11. Preludium (01:23) - J. Dowland
12. In Darkness Let Me Dwell (03:51) - J. Dowland
13. What Poor Astronomers Are They (01:50) - J. Dowland
14. Two love lyrics : I. Sonnet found in a deserted mad-house (02:51) - R. Boyle
15. Two love lyrics : II. My love in her attires (01:54) - R. Boyle
16. I'll Sail Upon the Dog Star (01:38) - H.Purcell
17. Mondnacht (03:34) - R. Schumann
18. Abendempfindung an Laura (05:14) - W. A. Mozart

Lunarcy