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The James Bowman Collection

James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super-budget price sampler Archive Service
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 77 minutes 56 seconds
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James Bowman is widely acclaimed as one of the twentieth century’s greatest countertenors. His influence, however has been greater than that of simply being a fine singer and musician. In the remarkable growth area of late twentieth-century music-making that is ‘historically-aware’ performance, James has been one of the enduring pillars. This disc gathers together twenty tracks from recordings he has made with The King’s Consort for Hyperion, adds one new aria recorded especially for this compilation (‘Erbarme dich’ from Bach’s St Matthew Passion) and celebrates one of Britain’s most outstanding, and best-loved, musical giants.


'The James Bowman Collection' deserves the strongest and warmest of recommendations … This is glorious music-making and deserves the widest possible hearing' (The Daily Telegraph)

'La intensa expresividad, la técnica y el color de la voz del cantante brillan' (Scherzo, Spain)

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