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Denley, Catherine (contralto)

Catherine Denley (contralto)

Catherine Denley has devoted most of her long and successful career to the oratorio repertoire. She studied at Trinity College of Music, London, and after a brief time with the BBC Singers embarked on a solo career which has taken her all over the world. She has worked with all the major British orchestras. Notable highlights have included the premiere of Europera by John Cage in London, Paris and Berlin; Britten's Spring Symphony with Kent Nagano; Handel's Messiah with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood; Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Japan; Mahler's Resurection Symphony in Odessa and Kiev and his Symphony of a Thousand for TV in Dublin, and Mozart's Requiem in the Salzburg Mozartwoche and at the BBC Proms.

She has sung Schumann's Scenes from Faust with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in New York and the Proms; Britten's Spring Symphony for Dutch Radio; Handel's Hercules and La Resurrezione with Marc Minkowski in Paris and Lyon; concert tours with Ton Koopman, and Bach's Easter Oratorio and Vivaldi Solo Cantatas with the Israel Camerata. She has sung Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in Manchester Cathedral, Bach’s St Matthew Passion in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in Boston, USA and Dvorák’s Stabat Mater in Kings College Cambridge.

Catherine Denley has made over fifty recordings covering a wide range of styles from Monteverdi right through to contemporary composers—they concentrate primarily however on the Baroque repertoire and include many works by Handel, with conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Neville Mariner, Robert King, Trevor Pinnock, Richard Hickox and Harry Christophers.

Albums

Barber: Agnus Dei; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Copland: In the beginning
CDA66219
Bruckner: Requiem & other sacred music
CDA66245
Copland: In the beginning; Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Barber: Agnus Dei
CDA66219
Handel: Alexander Balus
CDA67241/22CDs
Handel: Deborah
CDA66841/22CDs
Handel: Il Duello Amoroso
CDH55136Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Handel: Joseph and his Brethren
CDA67171/33CDs
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
CDA66641/22CDs
Handel: Messiah
CDD220192CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Handel: Ottone
CDS44511/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 20
CDJ33020Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40Download currently discounted
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 22
CDJ33022Download currently discounted
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 28 – Maarten Koningsberger & John Mark Ainsley
CDJ33028Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40Download currently discounted
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 31 – Christine Brewer
CDJ33031
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 34
CDJ33034Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 35
CDJ33035Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40Download currently discounted
Sullivan: The Prodigal Son
CDA67423
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 1
CDA66769
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 2
CDA66779
Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. 3
CDA66789
Vivaldi: The Complete Sacred Music
CDS44171/8111CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Complete works available for download

ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Requiem in D minorwith Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
In the beginningwith Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
Alexander Baluswith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Amarilli vezzosa 'Il duello amoroso', HWV82with The London Handel Orchestra, Denys Darlow (conductor)
Deborah, HWV51with New College Choir Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Joseph and his brethrenwith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Judas Maccabaeuswith The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Messiah, HWV56with The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
O come chiare e belle, HWV143with The London Handel Orchestra, Denys Darlow (conductor)
Ottone, Re di Germania, HWV15with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Das Abendrot, D236with Lorna Anderson (soprano), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der 23. Psalm, D706with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Lorna Anderson (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Tanz, D826with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Des Tages Weihe, D763with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Geselligkeit 'Lebenslust', D609with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Gott in der Natur, D757with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Lorna Anderson (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Hymne an den Unendlichen, D232with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, D168with Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Osterlied 'Jesus Christus unser Heiland', D168awith Patricia Rozario (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Beatus vir, RV597with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Beatus vir, RV598with Susan Gritton (soprano), Catrin Wyn-Davies (soprano), King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Dixit Dominus, RV594with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Dixit Dominus, RV595with King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV629with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Magnificat, RV610awith King's Consort Choir, The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Alexander Balus (Handel)
Amarilli vezzosa 'Il duello amoroso', HWV82 (Handel)
Beatus vir, RV597 (Vivaldi)
Beatus vir, RV598 (Vivaldi)
Begrabt den Leib in seiner Gruft  
Das Abendrot, D236 (Schubert)
Deborah, HWV51 (Handel)
Der 23. Psalm, D706 (Schubert)
Der Abend blüht  
Der Tanz, D826 (Schubert)
Des Tages Weihe, D763 (Schubert)
Die Geselligkeit 'Lebenslust', D609 (Schubert)
Dixit Dominus, RV594 (Vivaldi)
Dixit Dominus, RV595 (Vivaldi)
Es redet und träumet die Jugend so viel  
Esurientes  
Father of heav'n! From thy eternal throne (Priest)  
Gott in der Natur, D757 (Schubert)
Gott ist mein Hirt, mir wird nichts mangeln  
Gross ist der Herr! Die Himmel ohne Zahl  
Hark! hark! he strikes the golden lyre (Cleopatra)  
Hymne an den Unendlichen, D232 (Schubert)
Impious mortal, cease to brave (Barak)  
In Jehovah's awful sight (Deborah)  
In the beginning (Copland)
Io son tradito  
Joseph and his brethren (Handel)
Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
Longe mala, umbrae, terrores, RV629 (Vivaldi)
Magnificat, RV610a (Vivaldi)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, D168 (Schubert)
O come chiare e belle, HWV143 (Handel)
O liberty, thou choicest treasure (Israelitish woman)  
Osterlied 'Jesus Christus unser Heiland', D168a (Schubert)
Ottone, Re di Germania, HWV15 (Handel)
Requiem in D minor (Bruckner)
Schicksalslenker, blicke nieder  
See, the conqu'ring hero comes! (Chorus of youths/Chorus of virgins)  
Tanti affanni (Ottone)  
The Prodigal Son (Sullivan)
To God who made the radiant sun (Jonathan)  
Überwunden hat der Herr den Tod!  
Wer Lebenslust fühlet, der bleibt nicht allein  
Zwischen Himmel und Erd’ hoch in der Lüfte Meer