07. April 2014 · Comments Off on John Shirley-Quirk 1931-2014 · Categories: Losses

I just read that John Shirley-Quirk died today. I don’t yet see any articles about this.

Here is an interview with him from 2013.

One of my favorite songs:

Silent Noon ( D Rossetti)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (House of Life Song Cycle No.2)
John Shirley Quirk (baritone)
Martin Isepp (piano)
1976

… and then there’s this:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cantata BWV 82 “Ich habe genug”
0:00 1. Arie ‘Ich habe genug’
9:42 2. Rezitativ ‘Ich habe genug’
11:12 3. Arie ‘Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen’
22:25 4. Rezitativ ‘Mein Gott! wann kommt das schone: Nun!’
23:25 5. Arie ‘Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod’

John Shirley-Quirk, bass
Roger Lord, oboe
George Malcolm, organ continu
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Conducted by Neville Marriner
1965

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