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Angels Hide Their Faces [CD]

Dawn - The Inspiring Muse Upshaw Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B000059LXH
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Purcell: Music for a While (LP Version) 3:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Purcell: I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Fly (LP Version) 1:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. "Ah! How Sweet It Is to Love" 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Purcell: Lord, What Is Man (LP Version) 5:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Purcell: Hark! How All Things (LP Version) 1:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Recitativo (LP Version) 2:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bach: Cantata BWV 199. Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Aria (LP Version) 8:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Recitativo (LP Version)0:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Aria (LP Version) 7:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Recitativo (LP Version)0:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Corale (LP Version) 1:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Recitativo (LP Version)0:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bach: Cantata BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, Aria (LP Version) 2:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. "If Music Be the Food of Love" 3:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Purcell: The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation (LP Version) 7:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Purcell: An Evening Hymn on a Ground (LP Version) 4:050.79  Buy MP3 


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hark ! how well the lady sings 23 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those rare gems that becomes more appealing with each hearing. The Purcell pieces are sweet and lovely, but the Bach ! The Cantata is the glory of this CD. It's verses are of the deepest sorrow and repentance, woeful utterances for God's forgiveness, until the final aria, "How joyful is the heart since God is appeased". Dawn Upshaw's interpretation is beautiful. She captures the emotion, the longing, the spirituality and heart of the piece.
The musicians in the simple accompaniment are superb, and the entire package excellent...it was the cover art that first drew my attention to this CD...an unusual and moving painting by Hugo Simberg titled "Wounded Angel" from 1903. It also has the added touch of being slip-cased, making it a perfect gift item for anyone who likes this style of music. Total time is 55'06.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hark ! how well the lady sings 31 May 2001
By Alejandra Vernon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those little gems that becomes more appealing with each hearing. The Purcell pieces are sweet and lovely, but the Bach ! This Cantata is the glory of this CD. It's verses are of the deepest sorrow and repentance, woeful utterances for God's forgiveness, until the final aria, "How joyful is my heart since God is appeased". Dawn Upshaw's interpretation is beautiful. She captures the emotion, the longing, the spirituality and heart of the piece.
The musicians in the simple accompaniment are superb, and the entire package excellent...it was the cover art that first drew my attention to this CD...an unusual and moving painting by Hugo Simberg titled "Wounded Angel" from 1903. It also has the lovely added touch of being slip-cased, making it a perfect gift item for anyone who likes this type of music.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Picky reviewers 31 May 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've got a degree in musicology ( and am fluent in German as well), and for a while after total immersion in graduate school, found my listening enjoyment frustrated by the same pickiness that hampers your reviewer. Fortunately, that passed, and I'm now able to simply appreciate Dawn Upshaw's performance of the music we hear all too seldom. I hope that others will be able to participate in Upshaw's interpretation of the poetry behind the music, to think about the theological role of angels (not just pretty faces and feathery wings), to love this wonderful recording. We are indeed blessed that technology allows us to experience such music, such an artist.
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now that the Sun hath veil'd his light..... 4 Aug 2001
By Dianne Foster - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Some say angels are God's messangers. When angels communicate, surely they sound like Dawn Upshaw. Upshaw's beautiful soprano voice rises to the stars and floats back again as she sings the beautiful collection of arias and cantatas by Purcell and Bach contained in ANGELS HIDE THEIR FACES.
Shaw's interpretation of Purcell's 'How sweet it is to love' reminds me of the elation I first felt on realizing love exists. 'Lord what is a man' brings one back to earth with a lamentation about human frailty and the finiteness of human existence. "Rejoice, rejoice" sings the angel in 'Hark! How all things' with lyrics from 'The Fairy Queen' -- a text by E. Settle after Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
Bach's cantatas fill the air as Upshaw sings arias in German (interpretations are provided in the text accompanying the CD). J.S. Bach's songs are clearly and beautifully articulated by Upshaw while in the backgound various wind and string instruments accompany her vocalizations. Many of Upshaw's vocalizations by Bach in German as well as the instrumentation (including viol consort) remind me of the arias from 'The Messiah' -- majestic albeit on a very human scale. For example, Aria #9 by Bach is comparable to "He shall lead his flock.." (although the latter was written for an alto voice).
The music in English by Purcell is a bit lighter. My favorite piece is 'An evening hymn' by Purcell which I would expect to hear near dusk in an English chapel. However, ANGELS HIDE THEIR FACES contains music you can play year round at any time of day.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn's light, clear, flexible voiceis a perfect fit for Baroque music 17 April 2008
By Priscilla Stilwell - Published on Amazon.com
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Her voice blends beautifully with the light, brittle timbre of the harpsichord. Upshaw shows grace and control without sounding as if she's being held back. This is a perfect genre for her unique voice.

One of the things I love about Upshaw's voice is that it is not typical of most classical singers, and she is able to easily cross over into mor epopular styles. But this recording establishes her finess in the purely classical style as well.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, fervent Bach, but the Purcell songs are a bit prettified 23 Aug 2006
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Amazon's reviewer seems to have zoned out on how Dawn Upshaw pronounces words, missing most of the musical value here. Her singing of the Bach cantata, 'Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut,' is very moving. She is deeply involved, and her voice extracts the deep reverence and religious passion that makes this music so great. I'm not as convinced by the Purcell songs, however. Upshaw has chosen some of the most famous, and set against great singers like Battle, Baker, and Ferrier, her rendiitons seem a little shallow and prettified. She's considerably more tuned in to Bach, which is good enough to make this a memorable CD, if not her very best. Things would be much improved if the conducting by the (totally uncredited) conductor weren't so limp.
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