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Carolyn Sampson

Mitsuo Fukuda wrote (July 30, 2003):
This Sunday, BCJ has performed "O holder Tag, erwunschte ZeitBWV 210 and "Shweigt stille, plaudert nichtBWV 211 at the music hall of our city.

I was so impressed by Soprano whose name is Carolyn Sampson. Her voice is very charming in addition she is beautiful and smart. This is her debut in Japan and she has acquired many admirer including me by this performance. Robin Blaze introduced her. Thank you, Robin.

Ehud Shiloni wrote (July 30, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] I am glad that you liked Carolyne Sampson's singing, and I am delighted to learn that she is performing now with BCJ, which likely means that we can expect to hear her voice on future Cantatas releases.

Last year she performed in the SMP concert conducted by Pinnock at London's Albert Hall. Listmember Uri Golomb, with his able descriptive powers, called her "Aus Liebe" rendition: " achingly beautiful and mellifluous". I too attended that concert, and for me this was without question the highlight of the evening - a true magical moment.

I couldn’t tell if she is as smart as you say she is [:-)] but I sure look forward to hear more from this gifted singer.

Bob Henderson wrote (July 30, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] Good to hear from you again! Do you know, will Ms Sampson be featured in BCJ recordings? Midori Suzuki sings radiantly throughout the BCJ 'Messiah'. I would rank this recording at the top - along with Hogwood - of the high stack of available recordings. Do you know anything about the natural trumpets used
where called for in BCJ performances. The recordings list no type, age, or maker.

Aryeh Oron wrote (July 30, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda, Ehud Shiloni & Bob Henderson] Carolyn Sampson recording plans includes Bach Cantatas with Herreweghe and Suzuki.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Sampson-Carolyn.htm
Since I have not heard this singer yet, I am curious.

Bob Henderson wrote (July 30, 2003):
[To Aryeh Oron] Thanks for the tip. Yes she performed BWV 210 and BWV 211 in Yokohama on July 24 and Saitama the 29th. Amazing things computers. A busy young woman. We can look forward with anticipation.

Barry Murray wrote (July 31, 2003):
[To Aryeh Oron] Aryeh, you really must hear her, she has a marvellous voice! She is featured, for example, on the King's Consort CD Vivaldi Sacred Music Vol 7 on Hyperion.

Robert Sherman wrote (July 31, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] Judging from her website,
http://www.caroline-phillips.co.uk/sampson.htm
she is an attractive and unpretentious woman who feels no need to wear makeup. That's certainly a point in her favor and supports your view on both her appearance and her intelligence.

Sorry for going marginally OT. I need to listen to her recordings.

Mitsuo Fukuda wrote (July 31, 2003):
< Robert Sherman wrote: Do you know, will Ms Sampson be featured in BCJ recordings? >
Yes, BCJ with Ms Sampson recorded BWV 210 and BWV 211 right after the performance. The CD would be coming next year, I hope.

< Do you know anything about the natural trumpets used where called for in BCJ performances. The recordings list no type, age, or maker. >
As a matter of fact, Toshio Shimada manufactures the natural trumpets by himself for each Cantatas such as BWV 147. Please refer to the production notes of Brandenburg Concertos; BIS-CD-1151/1152.

Robert Sherman wrote (July 31, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] Does he say whether he uses finger holes, modern alloys, and/or modern production methods?

Peter Bright wrote (August 1, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] One to look out for by fans of Carolyn Sampson:

Prom 58, Tuesday 2 September at 10pm BST (GMT+1)

10.00pm - 11.15pm Royal Albert Hall,
Tickets £12.50-£15 (price code E)

Purcell

Dido and Aeneas (64 mins)

Sarah Connolly Dido
Christopher Purves Aeneas
CAROLYN SAMPSON, BELINDA
D'Arcy Bleiker Sorcerer
Elizabeth Cragg Second Woman
Matthew Beale Sailor
Lucy Crowe Spirit
Anna Dennis First Witch
Alexandra Gibson Second Witch

Richard Egarr director/harpsichord
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Leading British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly takes the title-role in the last of this season’s sequence of operas based on the myth of the Trojan War and its aftermath. Purcell’s taut drama portrays the tragedy of human relationships torn apart by fate and divine intervention. Its eloquence speaks powerfully across the centuries..

Mitsuo Fukuda wrote (August 1, 2003):
< Robert Sherman wrote: Does he say whether he uses finger holes, modern alloys, and/or modern production methods? >
Yes, he sometimes makes use of tone-hole to ensure a higher degree of accuracy of intonation. As to materials; modern alloys, he does not mention. But I think they would be brass. As to production methods, he makes a prototype trumpet of which figure is S at first, and he fixes up size and length with tooting it. I do not know his way is modern or not. But he believes that trumpeters in Bach's own day may well have done exactly same.

When he performed the Brandenburg Concerto No.2, he dispensed altogether with the use of tone-holes, sliders and bells, but he formed all notes by means of lip-bending.

Robert Sherman wrote (August 1, 2003):
[To Mitsuo Fukuda] Well, I will have to listen if he does the Bburg without tone-holes. Do you have the recording number? Do you recommend this recording as a fair basis for comparison against Maurice Andre and other modern trumpeters?

The term "brass" is very broad and includes many varieties of metal. One variable is whether it allows the bell to be made seamlessly from tubing, rather than wrapped and brazed from sheet metal. Only some of the best modern trumpets use seamless bells; I'd expect this was well beyond the capability of Bach's instrument makers.

I don't understand the reference to not using bells. Every trumpet has to have a bell, or it will sound like a kazoo.

Continue of this part of the discussion, see: Trumpets in Bach’s Vocal Works – Part 2 [General Topics]


Ms. Carolyn Sampson

Mitsuo Fukuda wrote (October 24, 2004):
I would like to introduce the following CD of BWV 210 and BWV 211.
http://www.bis.se/index.php?op=album&aID=BIS-CD-1411

In this recording Ms. Carolyn Sampson is featured with BCJ.

When she performed these two cantatas last year in Japan, I was so impressed. Her voice was(is) very charming in addition she was (is) beautiful and smart.

Also, she will be featured in BCJ's performance of BWV 126, BWV 127, BWV 1, BWV 35, BWV 51 and BWV 1083 next year.


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