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Paul Esswood

voc, *1942 GB, Nottingham
Singer / Conductor of Classical

Paul Esswood (born 6 June 1942) is an English countertenor and conductor. He is best known for his performance of Bach cantatas and the operas of Handel and Monteverdi. Along with his countrymen Alfred Deller and James Bowman, he led the revival of countertenor singing in modern times.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Akhnaten: Hymn to the Sun on The Essential Philip Glass - Deluxe Edition by Philip Glass
Akhnaten: Window of Appearances on The Essential Philip Glass - Deluxe Edition by Philip Glass
Akhnaten: Epilogue on The Essential Philip Glass - Deluxe Edition by Philip Glass
Akhnaten: Akhnaten and Nefertiti on The Essential Philip Glass - Deluxe Edition by Philip Glass
Der geduldige Socrates (Patient Socrates), TWV 21:9: Act III Scene 1: Chorus: So frohlocket on Telemann: Geduldige Socrates, by Georg Philipp Telemann & Nicholas McGegan
Der geduldige Socrates (Patient Socrates), TWV 21:9: Act III Scene 1: Chorus: Ach, Adon ist hin! on Telemann: Geduldige Socrates, by Georg Philipp Telemann & Nicholas McGegan
Stabat mater: Fac ut ardeat cor meum on Scarlatti, A.: Stabat Mater / Flute Sonata No. 3 by Alessandro Scarlatti & Pál Németh
Messiah, HWV. 56, Part 2: He was despised (alto air: Largo) on Classical Music Chill Out by Various Artists
Messiah, HWV. 56, Part 1: For unto us a child is born (chorus: Andante allegro) on Christmas Concerts by Various Artists
Messiah, HWV. 56, Part 2: Hallelujah (chorus: Allegro) on Sunday Morning Classical by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Fairy Queen (abridged) - Dido & AeneasHenry Purcell, Benita Valente, Paul Esswood, Ian Partridge, Shirley Verrett, Raymond Leppard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt2001Album
Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor BWV 232; Magnificat in D Major BWV 243Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Angela Maria Blasi, Kurt Equiluz, Paul Esswood, Helrun Gardow, Hildegard Heichele, Robert Holl, Erwin Ortner, Delores Ziegler, Jadwiga Rappé2000Album
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Regensburger Domchor, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Concentus Musicus Wien, Paul Esswood1994Album
The Arnold Dolmetsch Years - Programme SevenPaul Esswood, Kathleen Livingstone, Nigel Foster, Bernard Partridge1992Album
Dalok Szívem Hölgyéhez (Songs To My Lady)Paul Esswood, Jürgen Hübscher1991Album
Dido And AeneasHenry Purcell - Ann Murray • Rachel Yakar • Anton Scharinger • Trudeliese Schmidt • Elisabeth Von Magnus • Helrun Gardow • Paul Esswood • Josef Köstlinger • Arnold Schoenberg Chor • Concentus Musicus Wien • Nikolaus Harnoncourt1989Album
Stabat Mater / Flute Sonata In C Minor No. 3Alessandro Scarlatti, Mária Zádori ♦ Paul Esswood ♦ Capella Savaria ♦ Pál Németh1986Album
Das Kantatenwerk Complete Cantatas Vol. 10Johann Sebastian Bach, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, Ruud Van Der Meer, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Chorus Viennensis, Hans Gillesberger1986Album
Scipion - Paris 14 Mai 1979Georg Friedrich Händel - Orchestra Of The "Händel Society", London, Anthony Roden, Peter Jeffes, Valérie Masterson, Helen Watts, Paul Esswood, Ian Comboy, Charles Farncombe1984Album
Ratswahlkantaten • Cantatas For The Civil Council Election • Cantates Pour Le Renóuvellement Du Conseil Municipal: BWV 29, 71, 119, 120, 137; TELDEC Special Edition 1985: 300 Jahre •Years J.S. BachJohann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Concentus Musicus Wien1984Album
Magnificat ∙ Utrecht Te DeumJohann Sebastian Bach ∙ Georg Friedrich Händel ∙ Concentus Musicus Wien ∙ Nikolaus Harnoncourt ∙ Felicity Palmer ∙ Marjana Lipovšek ∙ Hildegard Heichele ∙ Helrun Gardow ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Kurt Equiluz ∙ Philip Langridge ∙ Robert Holl ∙ Thomas Moser ∙ Ludwig Baumann1984Album
Weihnachtskantaten • Christmas Cantatas • Cantates de Noël: BWV 57, 63, 110, 133; TELDEC Special Edition 1985: 300 Jahr •Years J.S. BachJohann Sebastian Bach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt, Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Concentus Musicus Wien, Leonhardt-Consort1984Album
Duets & CantatasGeorg Friedrich Händel, Mária Zádori, Paul Esswood1984Album
Cantatas & AriasAntonio Vivaldi / Barbara Hendricks, Paul Esswood, Ulrich Studer, La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire1983Album
Music For A While (Songs By Henry Purcell)Henry Purcell - Paul Esswood, Johann Sonnleitner, Charles Medlam1983Album
Dido And AeneasHenry Purcell - Ann Murray • Rachel Yakar • Anton Scharinger • Trudeliese Schmidt • Elisabeth Von Magnus • Helrun Gardow • Paul Esswood • Josef Köstlinger • Arnold Schoenberg Chor • Concentus Musicus Wien • Nikolaus Harnoncourt1983Album
Duetti Da CameraAgostino Steffani - Daniela Mazzucato • Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Esswood • John Elwes1982Album
SaulGeorg Friedrich Händel - English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Thomas Allen, Robert Tear, Margaret Marshall, Paul Esswood, Sally Burgess1981Album
Te Deum - Ode: Yorkshire FeastHenry Purcell, Paul Esswood, Birgit Grenat, Mary Beverley, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Choir of the Collegiate Church of St. Mary of Warwick, Andrew Fletcher, Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy1980Album
Mass No. 6 In F Major K. 192 / Epistle Sonata K. 224 / Vesperae Solennes De Confessore K. 339Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mária Zádori, Paul Esswood, Alexander Oliver, László Polgár1980Album
JaphthaGeorg Friedrich Händel, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Margaret Marshall, Alfreda Hodgson, Paul Esswood, Christopher Keyte, Emma Kirkby, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields And Chorus Of St Martin In The Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1979Album
Xerxes (Serse)Georg Friedrich Händel - Jean-Claude Malgoire ∙ La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy ∙ Carolyn Watkinson ∙ Barbara Hendricks ∙ Paul Esswood ∙ Ortrun Wenkel ∙ Anne-Marie Rodde ∙ Ulrik Cold ∙ Ulrich Studer1979Album
Crucifixus / Stabat Mater / CrucifixusAntonio Lotti / Antonio Maria Bononcini / Antonio Caldara - Felicity Palmer • Paul Esswood • Philip Langridge • Christopher Keyte, St. John's College Choir, Philomusica Of London, George Guest1978Album
RinaldoGeorg Friedrich Händel George Frideric Handel Paul Esswood, Ileana Cotrubas, Carolyn Watkinson, Charles Brett, Ulrik Cold, Jeanette Scovotti, La Grande Ecurie Et La Chambre Du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire1977Album
Magnificat In D With Christmas InterludesJohann Sebastian Bach, Shelagh Molyneux, Paul Esswood, Ian Partridge, John Noble, The London Bach Society, The Steinitz Bach Players Conducted By Paul Steinitz1977Album
BelshazzarGeorg Friedrich Händel - Robert Tear • Felicity Palmer • Maureen Lehane • Paul Esswood, Peter van der Bilt • Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1976Album
Kompositionen Für AltusGeorg Philipp Telemann • Johann Christoph Bach • Dieterich Buxtehude - Paul Esswood, Concentus Musicus Wien1975Album
Die Krönung Der PoppeaClaudio Monteverdi - Helen Donath • Elisabeth Söderström • Cathy Berberian • Paul Esswood, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1974Album
Kantaten 29 • 31 • 34 • 43Johann Sebastian Bach / Paul Esswood, Siegmund Nimsgern, Ruud Van Der Meer, Kurt Equiluz, Max van Egmond, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Chorus Viennensis, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1974Album
Kantaten "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" BWV 35, "Aus Tiefster Not Schrei Ich Zu Dir" BWV 38Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, Ruud Van Der Meer, Chorus Viennensis, Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt1974Album
Lobet Gott In Seinen Reichen, BWV 11 Oratorium Auf HimmelfahrtJohann Sebastian Bach, Paul Esswood • Kurt Equiluz • Max van Egmond • Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Chorus Viennensis, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1972Album
Rappresentatione Di Anima, Et Di CorpoEmilio De' Cavalieri, Tatiana Troyanos • Hermann Prey, Arleen Auger • Sylvia Geszty • Edda Moser • Teresa Żylis-Gara, Theo Adam • Kurt Equiluz • Paul Esswood • Ernst Gutstein • Herbert Lackner, Wiener Kammerchor • Capella Academica Wien • Ensemble Wolfgang Von Karajan, Sir Charles Mackerras1970Album
WeihnachtskantateAlessandro Stradella, Teresa Żylis-Gara, Paul Esswood, Eric Tappy, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, August WenzingerAlbum
Ode On St. Cecilia's Day (1692)Henry Purcell - Simon Woolf • Paul Esswood • Roland Tatnell • Alexander Young • Michael Rippon • John Shirley-Quirk • Tiffin Boys’ Choir • The Ambrosian Singers • English Chamber Orchestra • Dirigent: Sir Charles MackerrasAlbum
Matthäus-Passion: Arien-AriasJohann Sebastian Bach - Paul Esswood • Nigel Rogers • Max van Egmond • Nikolaus Harnoncourt • Concentus Musicus WienAlbum
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