Artist Hyperion Records
Harvey, Peter (bass)
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Peter Harvey (bass)

Peter Harvey studied music at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having initially set out to read French and German, his commitment to language has always been at the heart of his singing. Although he sings a wide repertoire, he has become especially associated with music from the High Baroque, and the works of J S Bach in particular, in performances ranging from the minimalist—such as with his own group, the Magdalena Consort, singing one voice per part—to Bernard Haitink’s first performances of the St. Matthew Passion in 2008, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

With the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir, directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, he was a key participant in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, recordings of which include the celebrated solo cantata Ich habe genug and Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, which were chosen as the recordings of choice by Radio France’s ‘La tribune des Critiques de Disques’ and the BBC’s ‘Building a Library’ respectively. A long-standing soloist with Paul McCreesh’s Gabrieli Consort, he sang Adam in their recording of Haydn’s Creation (winner of a Grammy Award), and also sings in their recordings of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Solomon and the Monteverdi Vespers, and in venues including the Châtelet (Paris), Lincoln Center (New York) and the Barbican (London). Another long-term collaboration is with The King’s Consort (concerts in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall; The Sage, Gateshead; London’s Wigmore Hall) in their many recordings, which include the Monteverdi Vespers, music by Bach’s predecessors and Michael Haydn’s Requiem under Robert King, and most recently, Handel’s Parnasso in Festa, directed by Matthew Halls. He has recorded Buxtehude and early Bach with the Purcell Quartet, and with London Baroque he recently issued a disc of Rameau’s secular cantatas (BIS). He has appeared with the Sixteen (BBC Proms, Spain, Brazil) and sings regularly with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Ivan Fischer and Gustav Leonhardt, with concerts in London, Europe and the Far East.

A fluent French speaker, Peter Harvey has worked for many continental groups, in particular the Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale of Ghent (Philippe Herreweghe), making recordings which include C P E Bach’s Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (Opéra Garnier, Paris). He has sung with Christophe Rousset’s Les Talens Lyriques in the Opera at Versailles, whilst with Le Concert Spirituel, directed by Hervé Niquet, he has made countless recordings of the sacred repertoire of the French Baroque, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and King Arthur (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and Opéra Comique, Paris), and La Cambiale de Matrimonio (Slook) by Rossini. Recordings with Il Seminario Musicale and the French counter-tenor Gérard Lesne include such rarities as Scarlatti’s oratorio Sedecia, and Galuppi’s engaging Confitebor tibi Domine, and he has performed often with Jean-Claude Malgoire. His long association with the Swiss conductor Michel Corboz, has taken him throughout France, Portugal, Switzerland and Japan (Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Passions), and produced various recordings, including two versions of the Requiem by Fauré, the latest of which won a ‘Choc de l’année’ in Le Monde de la Musique.

Peter is a frequent guest of the Netherlands Bach Society, with whom he has recorded Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, B minor Mass and St Matthew Passion, and for television, the little known St John Passion by Georg Gebel at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. With Ton Koopman he has performed Bach in the Musikverein (Vienna), Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), in Verona and Rome. In Germany he sings with the Akademie für alte Musik, Berlin, Stuttgart Bach Akademie, La Stagione, Frankfurt (Athalia, Handel Festival, Halle), and with Frieder Bernius’ Stuttgart Chamber Choir, with whom he recorded Handel’s Messiah.

He is returning increasingly to the Song repertoire, performing Schubert’s Winterreise with Roger Vignoles in festivals in Cambridge and Lugo, Spain. He has given recitals in festivals in Britain, Canada and France, and recorded Beethoven settings of Scottish folksongs with Jérôme Hantaï’s fortepiano trio (for Naïve). Other recitals include early Lieder with Laurence Cummings, Mozart in Barcelona and a programme of Lute Songs and Lieder in London’s Purcell Room with Matthew Wadsworth (lute and 19th-century guitar) and Gary Cooper.

Peter is founder and director of the Magdalena Consort, which focuses on the vocal music of J S Bach, and has performed internationally in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in the ‘Bach Church’ in Arnstadt, Germany, in Hungary, Istanbul and Britain, in programmes including music by J S Bach and Handel, and in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in the Cheltenham Festival.

Albums

Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios
Studio Master: CKD373Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Mass in B minor
SIGCD265Download only
Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
CDS44251/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Handel: Parnasso in Festa
CDA67701/22CDs Last few CD copies remaining
Handel: The Choice of Hercules
CDA67298Last few CD copies remaining
Haydn: Requiem
CDA675102CDs for the price of 1
Knüpfer: Sacred Music
CDH55393Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Kuhnau: Sacred Music
CDH55394Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1
CDA67428
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2
CDA67438
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67438Super-Audio CD
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67487Super-Audio CD — Last few CD copies remaining
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 3
CDA67487
Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 4
CDA67519
Monteverdi: Vespers
CDA67531/22CDs
Schelle: Sacred Music
CDH55373Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Schubert: Winterreise
Studio Master: CKD371Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Castle of Fair Welcome
CDH55274Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Service of Venus and Mars
CDH55290Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Service of Venus and Mars
GAW21238
Zelenka: Sacred Music
CDH55424Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Astorga & Boccherini: Stabat mater
CDA67108To be superseded by CDH55287
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP12Super-budget price sampler — Deleted
The King's Consort Collection
KING7Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - MEDIEVAL
Singularis laudis dignawith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
The Agincourt Carolwith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
EMANUELE D'ASTORGA (1680-?1757)
Stabat materwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)
Ascension Oratorio, BWV11with Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls (conductor)
Easter Oratorio, BWV249with Retrospect Ensemble, Matthew Halls (conductor)
GILLES BINCHOIS (c1400-1460)
Dueil angoisseuxwith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
CHARLES THE BOLD (1433-1477)
Ma dame, trop vous mesprenéswith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
GUILLAUME DUFAY (1397-1474)
Ne je ne dorswith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
ENRIQUE (d1488)
Pues serviçio vos desplazewith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
MAURICE GREENE (1696-1755)
Hearken unto me, ye holy childrenwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Parnasso in Festa, HWV73with The King's Consort, Matthew Halls (conductor)
MICHAEL HAYDN (1737-1806)
Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae 'Chiemsee-Messe'with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Requiem in C minor 'Pro defuncto archiepiscopo Sigismundo', MH154with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
SEBASTIAN KNÜPFER (1633-1676)
Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zornwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Quemadmodum desiderat cervuswith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super flumina Babyloniswith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeitwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
JOHANN KUHNAU (1660-1722)
Gott, sei mir gnädig nach deiner Gütewith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Ihr Himmel jubilirt von obenwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
O heilige Zeitwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)
Beatus vir 1650with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Cecilia Osmond (soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Beatus vir I a 6 voci concertato 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Christe redemptor omnium 'Himnus unius Martyris' 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Christe redemptor omnium 'Himnus unius Martyris' 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Confitebor tibi I a 3 voci con 5 altre voci ne ripieni 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Dixit Dominus I a 8 voci concertato 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Dixit Dominus II 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Ego dormio a 2 voci e B.c.with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Exultent caeli a 5with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Gloria in excelsis Deo a 7 vociwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Laetatus sum Iwith King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Robert Evans (bass)
Laetatus sum Iwith King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Robert Evans (bass)
Lauda Ierusalem I a 3with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes a 5 concertato 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes III 1640with Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), Daniel Auchincloss (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Robert Evans (bass), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, SV197with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Laudate pueri I a 5 concertatowith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Letaniae della Beata Vergine a 6 vociwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Magnificat a 6with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Magnificat I a 8 voci 1640with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Nisi Dominus, SV200with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Vesperswith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
ROBERT MORTON (c1430-after 13 March 1479)
Le souvenir de vous me tuewith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
LEONEL POWER (d1445)
Sanctuswith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
JOHN PYAMOUR (fl c1418-before March 1426)
Quam pulchra eswith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
PYCARD (fl c1410-1410)
Gloriawith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
JOHANNES REGIS (c1425-c1496)
Puisque ma damme / Je m'en voywith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
JOHANN SCHELLE (1648-1701)
Aus der Tiefenwith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Christus, der ist mein Lebenwith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Gott, sende dein Lichtwith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Herr, lehre uns bedenkenwith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seelewith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Rebecca Outram (soprano), Julie Cooper (soprano), Lisa Beckley (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), James Bowman (countertenor), Angus Smith (tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Charles Pott (bass), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Winterreise, D911with Gary Cooper (piano)
VINCENET DU BRUECQUET (dbefore 1480)
La pena sin ser sabidawith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)
PHILIPPE DE VITRY (1291-1361)
Gratissima virginis/Vos qui admiramini/Gaude gloriosa/Contratenorwith Gothic Voices, Christopher Page (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn (Knüpfer)
Am Brunnen vor dem Tore  
Anima mea Dominum  
Ascension Oratorio, BWV11 (Bach)
Audi caelum  
Auf dem Flusse  
Auf einen Totenacker  
Aus der Tiefen (Schelle)
Ave maris stella  
Beatus vir 1650 (Monteverdi)
Beatus vir I a 6 voci concertato 1640 (Monteverdi)
Christe redemptor omnium 'Himnus unius Martyris' 1640 (Monteverdi)
Christus, der ist mein Leben (Schelle)
Confitebor tibi I a 3 voci con 5 altre voci ne ripieni 1640 (Monteverdi)
Das Wirtshaus  
Denn im Tode gedenket man dein nicht  
Deo gracias, Anglia, redde pro victoria!  
Deposuit potentes de sede  
Der du so lustig rauschtest  
Der greise Kopf  
Der Leiermann  
Der Lindenbaum  
Der Reif hat einen weissen Schein  
Der stürmische Morgen  
Der Wegweiser  
Der Wind spielt mit der Wetterfahne  
Deus in adiutorium meum intende  
Die Krähe  
Die Nebensonnen  
Die Post  
Die Wetterfahne  
Dixit Dominus  
Dixit Dominus I a 8 voci concertato 1640 (Monteverdi)
Dixit Dominus II 1640 (Monteverdi)
Dona nobis pacem  
Drei Sonnen sah ich am Himmel stehn  
Drüben hinter’m Dorfe  
Dueil angoisseux (Binchois)
Duo Seraphim  
Easter Oratorio, BWV249 (Bach)
Ego dormio a 2 voci e B.c. (Monteverdi)
Ein Licht tanzt freundlich vor mir her  
Eine Krähe war mit mir  
Einsamkeit  
Erstarrung  
Es bellen die Hunde, es rasseln die Ketten  
Es brennt mir unter beiden Sohlen  
Esurientes implevit bonis  
Et exultavit spiritus meus  
Et misericordia eius  
Exinanite, usque ad fundamentum  
Exultent caeli a 5 (Monteverdi)
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo  
Fliegt der Schnee mir in’s Gesicht  
Fremd bin ich eingezogen  
Frühlingstraum  
Gefrorne Tränen  
Gefrorne Tropfen fallen  
Gloria (Pycard)
Gloria in excelsis Deo & Et in terra pax  
Gloria in excelsis Deo a 7 voci (Monteverdi)
Gloria Patri  
Gott ist mein Trost, mein' Zuversicht  
Gott, sei mir gnädig nach deiner Güte (Kuhnau)
Gott, sende dein Licht (Schelle)
Gratissima virginis/Vos qui admiramini/Gaude gloriosa/Contratenor (Vitry)
Gute Nacht  
Hearken unto me, ye holy children (Greene)
Herr, lehre uns bedenken (Schelle)
Hie und da ist an den Bäumen  
Ich such’ im Schnee vergebens  
Ich träumte von bunten Blumen  
Ihr Himmel jubilirt von oben (Kuhnau)
Im Dorfe  
In die tiefsten Felsengründe  
Irrlicht  
La pena sin ser sabida (Vincenet du Bruecquet)
Laetatus sum  
Laetatus sum I (Monteverdi)
Lauda Ierusalem I a 3 (Monteverdi)
Lauda Jerusalem  
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes a 5 concertato 1640 (Monteverdi)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes III 1640 (Monteverdi)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, SV197 (Monteverdi)
Laudate pueri  
Laudate pueri I a 5 concertato (Monteverdi)
Le souvenir de vous me tue (Morton)
Letaniae della Beata Vergine a 6 voci (Monteverdi)
Letzte Hoffnung  
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Schelle)
Ma dame, trop vous mesprenés (Charles the Bold)
Magnificat  
Magnificat a 6 (Monteverdi)
Magnificat I a 8 voci 1640 (Monteverdi)
Manche Trän’ aus meinen Augen  
Manus tuae fecerunt me  
Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Bach)
Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae 'Chiemsee-Messe' (Haydn)
Mut!  
Ne je ne dors (Dufay)
Nigra sum  
Nisi Dominus  
Nisi Dominus, SV200 (Monteverdi)
Noch eins, Herr, will ich bitten dich  
Nun merk’ ich erst, wie müd’ ich bin  
O heilige Zeit (Kuhnau)
Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Parce mihi, Domine  
Parnasso in Festa, HWV73 (Handel)
Pues serviçio vos desplaze (Enrique)
Puisque ma damme / Je m'en voy (Regis)
Pulchra es  
Quam pulchra es (Pyamour)
Quemadmodum desiderat cervus (Knüpfer)
Quia fecit mihi magna  
Quia respexit humilitatem  
Rast  
Regem, cui omnia vivunt  
Requiem in C minor 'Pro defuncto archiepiscopo Sigismundo', MH154 (Haydn)
Rückblick  
Sanctus (Power)
Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem  
Sicut erat in principio  
Sicut locutus est  
Singularis laudis digna (Anon)
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria  
Stabat mater (Astorga)
Super flumina Babylonis (Knüpfer)
Suscepit Israel puerum suum  
Taedet animam vitae meae  
Täuschung  
The Agincourt Carol (Anon)
Vespers (Monteverdi)
Von der Strasse her ein Posthorn klingt  
Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit (Knüpfer)
Was vermeid’ ich denn die Wege  
Wasserflut  
Weichet alle von mir, ihr Übeltäter  
Wie eine trübe Wolke  
Wie hat der Sturm zerrissen  
Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)