James Bowman

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    La musique au temps des castrats - Astrée Recordings

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    El grillo e buon cantore (frottola) (1996 Remastered Version)James Bowman
    1. Stabat mater 2. Cuius animan 3. O quam tristisJames Bowman
    1. "Nisi Dominus" (Allegro)James Bowman
    Dixit Dominus in D Major, RV 594: No 8, Aria for Alto, Strings and Continuo: "De torrente in via"James Bowman
    Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30, Act III, Scene I: "Che faro senza Euridice ?" (Orfeo)James Bowman


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        James Bowman has been a model for an entire generation of countertenors. A fixture on the operatic and concert stages of Europe since the late 1960s, he has made more than 130 commercial recordings. His distinctive voice -- highly expressive and colorful, if not conventionally beautiful -- is well-suited to the music of Handel, Purcell, and Benjamin Britten, all of whom have been pillars of his prolific career. Bowman began singing as an alto chorister in the choirs of Ely Cat... Read more

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