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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.

'Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection' (CDS44251/3)
Gothic Voices Gramophone Award Winners Collection
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'Handel: Parnasso in Festa' (CDA67701/2)
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'Handel: The Choice of Hercules' (CDA67298)
Handel: The Choice of Hercules
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'Haydn: Requiem' (CDA67510)
Haydn: Requiem
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'Knüpfer: Sacred Music' (CDH55393)
Knüpfer: Sacred Music
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Kuhnau: Sacred Music
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'Monteverdi: The Sacred Music, Vol. 1' (CDA67428)
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'Monteverdi: Vespers' (CDA67531/2)
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'Schelle: Sacred Music' (CDH55373)
Schelle: Sacred Music
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'Zelenka: Sacred Music' (CDH55424)
Zelenka: Sacred Music
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'Astorga & Boccherini: Stabat mater' (CDA67108)
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
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'The King's Consort Collection' (KING7)
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On other labels
'Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios' (CKD373)
Bach: Easter & Ascension Oratorios
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'Bach: Mass in B minor' (SIGCD265)
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'Schubert: Winterreise' (CKD371)
Schubert: Winterreise
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn (Knüpfer)
Am Brunnen vor dem Tore  First line to Der Lindenbaum, No 5 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Anima mea Dominum  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 2 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Ascension Oratorio, BWV11 (Bach)
Audi caelum  Movement 9, Concerto of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Auf dem Flusse  No 7 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Auf einen Totenacker  First line to Das Wirtshaus, No 21 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Aus der Tiefen (Schelle)
Ave maris stella  Movement 12, Hymn of Vespers (Monteverdi)
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  No 21 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Denn im Tode gedenket man dein nicht  Movement 2 of Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn (Knüpfer)
Deo gracias, Anglia, redde pro victoria!  First line to The Agincourt Carol (Anon)
Deposuit potentes de sede  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 8 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Der du so lustig rauschtest  First line to Auf dem Flusse, No 7 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der greise Kopf  No 14 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der Leiermann  No 24 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der Lindenbaum  No 5 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der Reif hat einen weissen Schein  First line to Der greise Kopf, No 14 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der stürmische Morgen  No 18 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der Wegweiser  No 20 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Der Wind spielt mit der Wetterfahne  First line to Die Wetterfahne, No 2 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Deus in adiutorium meum intende  Movement 1 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Die Krähe  No 15 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Die Nebensonnen  No 23 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Die Post  No 13 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Die Wetterfahne  No 2 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Dixit Dominus  Movement 2, Psalm of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Dixit Dominus I a 8 voci concertato 1640 (Monteverdi)
Dixit Dominus II 1640 (Monteverdi)
Dona nobis pacem  Part 4 Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei and Dona nobis pacem No 5, Chorus of Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Bach)
Drei Sonnen sah ich am Himmel stehn  First line to Die Nebensonnen, No 23 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Drüben hinter’m Dorfe  First line to Der Leiermann, No 24 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Dueil angoisseux (Binchois)
Duo Seraphim  Movement 7, Concerto of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Easter Oratorio, BWV249 (Bach)
Ego dormio a 2 voci e B.c. (Monteverdi)
Ein Licht tanzt freundlich vor mir her  First line to Täuschung, No 19 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Eine Krähe war mit mir  First line to Die Krähe, No 15 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Einsamkeit  No 12 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Erstarrung  No 4 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Es bellen die Hunde, es rasseln die Ketten  First line to Im Dorfe, No 17 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Es brennt mir unter beiden Sohlen  First line to Rückblick, No 8 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Esurientes implevit bonis  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 9 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Et exultavit spiritus meus  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 3 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Et misericordia eius  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 6 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Exinanite, usque ad fundamentum  Movement 3 of Super flumina Babylonis (Knüpfer)
Exultent caeli a 5 (Monteverdi)
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 7 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Fliegt der Schnee mir in’s Gesicht  First line to Mut!, No 22 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Fremd bin ich eingezogen  First line to Gute Nacht, No 1 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Frühlingstraum  No 11 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Gefrorne Tränen  No 3 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Gefrorne Tropfen fallen  First line to Gefrorne Tränen, No 3 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Gloria (Pycard)
Gloria in excelsis Deo & Et in terra pax  Part 1 Missa No 4 & 5 of Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Bach)
Gloria in excelsis Deo a 7 voci (Monteverdi)
Gloria Patri  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 12 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Gott ist mein Trost, mein' Zuversicht  Movement 2 of Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit (Knüpfer)
Gott, sei mir gnädig nach deiner Güte (Kuhnau)
Gott, sende dein Licht (Schelle)
Gratissima virginis/Vos qui admiramini/Gaude gloriosa/Contratenor (Vitry)
Gute Nacht  No 1 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Hearken unto me, ye holy children (Greene)
Herr, lehre uns bedenken (Schelle)
Hie und da ist an den Bäumen  First line to Letzte Hoffnung, No 16 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Ich such’ im Schnee vergebens  First line to Erstarrung, No 4 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Ich träumte von bunten Blumen  First line to Frühlingstraum, No 11 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Ihr Himmel jubilirt von oben (Kuhnau)
Im Dorfe  No 17 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
In die tiefsten Felsengründe  First line to Irrlicht, No 9 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Irrlicht  No 9 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
La pena sin ser sabida (Vincenet du Bruecquet)
Laetatus sum  Movement 6, Psalm of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Laetatus sum I (Monteverdi)
Lauda Ierusalem I a 3 (Monteverdi)
Lauda Jerusalem  Movement 10, Psalm of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes a 5 concertato 1640 (Monteverdi)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes III 1640 (Monteverdi)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, SV197 (Monteverdi)
Laudate pueri  Movement 4, Psalm of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Laudate pueri I a 5 concertato (Monteverdi)
Le souvenir de vous me tue (Morton)
Letaniae della Beata Vergine a 6 voci (Monteverdi)
Letzte Hoffnung  No 16 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Schelle)
Ma dame, trop vous mesprenés (Charles the Bold)
Magnificat  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 1 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Magnificat a 6 (Monteverdi)
Magnificat I a 8 voci 1640 (Monteverdi)
Manche Trän’ aus meinen Augen  First line to Wasserflut, No 6 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Manus tuae fecerunt me  First line to Nocturn 1 Lectio 3, Movement 6 of Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Bach)
Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae 'Chiemsee-Messe' (Haydn)
Mut!  No 22 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Ne je ne dors (Dufay)
Nigra sum  Movement 3, Concerto of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Nisi Dominus  Movement 8, Psalm of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Nisi Dominus, SV200 (Monteverdi)
Noch eins, Herr, will ich bitten dich  Movement 3 of Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit (Knüpfer)
Nun merk’ ich erst, wie müd’ ich bin  First line to Rast, No 10 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
O heilige Zeit (Kuhnau)
Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Parce mihi, Domine  First line to Nocturn 1 Lectio 1, Movement 2 of Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Parnasso in Festa, HWV73 (Handel)
Pues serviçio vos desplaze (Enrique)
Puisque ma damme / Je m'en voy (Regis)
Pulchra es  Movement 5, Concerto of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Quam pulchra es (Pyamour)
Quemadmodum desiderat cervus (Knüpfer)
Quia fecit mihi magna  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 5 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Quia respexit humilitatem  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 4 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Rast  No 10 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Regem, cui omnia vivunt  First line to Invitatorium, Movement 1 of Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Requiem in C minor 'Pro defuncto archiepiscopo Sigismundo', MH154 (Haydn)
Rückblick  No 8 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Sanctus (Power)
Si oblitus fuero tui, Jerusalem  Movement 2 of Super flumina Babylonis (Knüpfer)
Sicut erat in principio  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 13 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Sicut locutus est  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 11 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Singularis laudis digna (Anon)
Sonata sopra Sancta Maria  Movement 11 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Stabat mater (Astorga)
Super flumina Babylonis (Knüpfer)
Suscepit Israel puerum suum  Movement 13 Magnificat. Part 10 of Vespers (Monteverdi)
Taedet animam vitae meae  First line to Nocturn 1 Lectio 2, Movement 4 of Officium defunctorum, ZWV47 (Zelenka)
Täuschung  No 19 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
The Agincourt Carol (Anon)
Vespers (Monteverdi)
Von der Strasse her ein Posthorn klingt  First line to Die Post, No 13 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit (Knüpfer)
Was vermeid’ ich denn die Wege  First line to Der Wegweiser, No 20 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Wasserflut  No 6 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Weichet alle von mir, ihr Übeltäter  Movement 3 of Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn (Knüpfer)
Wie eine trübe Wolke  First line to Einsamkeit, No 12 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Wie hat der Sturm zerrissen  First line to Der stürmische Morgen, No 18 of Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
Winterreise, D911 (Schubert)
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