Recordings

1. Pavan – Peter Philips (1560 or 1561 – 1628)
2. Onder een linde groen – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)
3. More Palatino (Almande Gratie) – Sweelinck
4. Fantasia – Philips
5. Pavan Pagget – Philips
6. Galliard Pagget – Philips
7. Engelse Fortuin – Sweelinck
8. Pavana Philippi – Sweelinck
9. Pavana Lachrymae – Sweelinck
10. Passamezzo Pavan – Philips
11. Passamezzo Galliard– Philips
12. Est-ce Mars – Sweelinck
13. Mein junges Leben hat ein Eind – Sweelinck

Occasionally, one hears a recording that inspires the listener to sit down at the harpsichord and play this music. Kathryn Cok’s “Pavana” is such a CD. Ms. Cok seems to have an affinity for this late 16th- early 17th century keyboard music, and she makes a compelling and eloquent delivery showcasing the music of Sweelinck and Phillips…. her refreshing approach brings the featured variations, fantasias, popular tunes, and dances to life. … Cok’s playing is focused on what is musically important. Sensitive phrasing is a predominant feature, especially appreciated when coupled with her fine sense of timing.

‘Harpsichord & Fortepiano’, 2016

John Bull is one of those composers known more for certain salacious and possibly apocryphal details of his life than for his music…But he may have met his musical match in the American-Dutch harpsichordist Kathryn Cok, an adventurous soul who has recorded everything from Renaissance music to Stephen Foster.  http://www.allmusic.com 2007

An aptly named collection, for Kathryn Cok really does make a jewel out of Bull’s piece of that name, and she is equally imaginative in picturing The King’s Hunt. She opens invitingly with Bull’s Goodnight, the virtuoso divisions of Walsingham and the embroidery of the In nomine are encompassed with flair, and Bonny Peg of Ramsey has proper wit. This is a very attractive collection indeed, and the recording of the harpsichord is remarkably clear and present.”
-THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO CLASSICAL CDS, 2009 EDITION

 

In addition to these recordings, Kathryn can be heard on over 20 CDs by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, led by Ton Koopman

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