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Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

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Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)

Philippe Jaroussky, Thibaut Garcia - À sa guitare (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 277 Mb | Total time: 67:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029500570 | Recorded: 2020, 2021

The first joint album from countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and guitarist Thibaut Garcia, À sa guitare takes it's name from a song by the 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc. But it's frame of reference is extraordinarily wide - both culturally and stylistically. It's 22 tracks range across 400 years and music by composers and songwriters from France, Britain, Austria, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the USA.

Rogers Covey-Crump, Jakob Lindberg - John Dowland: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres (1990)

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Rogers Covey-Crump, Jakob Lindberg - John Dowland: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres (1990)

Rogers Covey-Crump, Jakob Lindberg - John Dowland: The First Booke of Songes or Ayres (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Renaissance, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-430 | Time: 01:15:37

John Dowland (1563–1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis of Benjamin Britten's 1963 composition for solo guitar, Nocturnal after John Dowland), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's early music revival, has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists. Dowland published his The First Booke of Songes or Ayres in London in 1597. It was one of the most influential and important musical publications of the history of the lute. This collection of lute-songs was set out in a way that allows performance by a soloist with lute accompaniment or various combinations of singers and instrumentalists.

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munchen - John Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)

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Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix Munchen - John Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)

Joel Frederiksen, Ensemble Phoenix München - John Dowland: Tell Me True Love (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 62:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88985360712 | Recorded: 2015

The vocal work of Joel Frederiksen has both the character and expressivity judged the New York Times about the American bass baritone and lutenist Joel Frederiksen. In their new album the Munich-based musician and his ensemble Phoenix Munich tell stories about the theme of love. The works are from the famous English composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Well known songs such as In darkness let me dwell and Flow my teares combine Frederiksen with unknown, beautiful songs and well-listened instrumental pieces.

Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)

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Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)

Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford - The Art of Melancholy: Songs by John Dowland (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 304 Mb | Total time: 76:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68007 | Recorded: 2013

Countertenor Iestyn Davies has kept himself busy, releasing a steady stream of albums in the early 2010s that has propelled him to the top of his field. It's easy to see why people keep snapping them up: Davies has an unusually creamy voice and a gentle touch that make the music easy to settle into. The lute songs of John Dowland demand something more than a pleasant tone, however, and on this release Davies really shows what he can do. He's aided by an ideal collaborator in lutenist Thomas Dunford, and the delicacy and intricate ensemble of the pair is remarkable.

Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)

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Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)

Anna Prohaska, Eric Schneider - Sirène (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 281 Mb | Total time: 69:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 477 9463 | Recorded: 2010

In a scene where the recordings of young sopranos tend toward an extreme sameness, Austria's Anna Prohaska would deserve kudos simply for the ambition of this release of soldiers' songs. The idea, especially for a female singer, is original, and the music draws on a great variety of sources, from Scottish song to Wolfgang Rihm. Better still is the execution, which shows Prohaska's extreme versatility.

Mari Mäntylä - Decacorde: Dowland, Bach, Jalkanen (2008)

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Mari Mäntylä - Decacorde: Dowland, Bach, Jalkanen (2008)

Mari Mäntylä - Decacorde: Dowland, Bach, Jalkanen (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 190 Mb | Total time: 54:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 261 | Recorded: 2007

Mari Mäntylä is one of the most appreciated classical guitarist in Finland. Her main instrument is decacorde, the 10-string classical guitar.

Signum Saxophone Quartet - Echoes: Dowland, Max Richter, Glass, Fauré, Gregson, Beving, Lago, Albinoni, Hindemith, Vasks (2021)

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Signum Saxophone Quartet - Echoes: Dowland, Max Richter, Glass, Fauré, Gregson, Beving, Lago, Albinoni, Hindemith, Vasks (2021)

Signum Saxophone Quartet - Echoes: Dowland, Max Richter, Glass, Fauré, Gregson, Beving, Lago, Albinoni, Hindemith, Vasks (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 142 Mb | Total time: 39:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 486 0582 | Recorded: 2021

An ensemble that attracts rave reviews and sell-out crowds at prestigious venues everywhere from Vienna to New York, the sensational SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet present their first Deutsche Grammophon album. Featuring inventive arrangements of music by composers from Dowland to Peter Gregson, as well as Guillermo Lago's "Sarajevo," a sax quartet original.

Bor Zuljan - John Dowland: A Fancy (2020)

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Bor Zuljan - John Dowland: A Fancy (2020)

Bor Zuljan - John Dowland: A Fancy (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 65:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC 425 | Recorded: 2020

The first notes of the descending chromatic theme break the silence and it seems as if time has stopped. The listener is drawn into the world of John Dowland, the greatest lutenist of all, in a journey through multiple shades of melancholy and lucent hope. Never before had the lute sounded as expressive and colourful as in these masterful Fancies, as dynamic as in these sparkling dances: Renaissance lute music here reached its summit. Bor Zuljan explores these qualities in his debut solo recording, breathing new life into Dowland's masterpieces.

David Bergmüller, David Orlowsky - Alter Ego: Purcell, Preston, Dowland, Kapsberger (2022)

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David Bergmüller, David Orlowsky - Alter Ego: Purcell, Preston, Dowland, Kapsberger (2022)

David Bergmüller, David Orlowsky - Alter Ego: Purcell, Preston, Dowland, Kapsberger (2022)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 192 Mb | Total time: 46:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190296307935 | Recorded: 2021

An alter ego (second or different self) is both a close companion to the individual as well as an additional personality. David Orlowsky and David Bergmüller are companions, however, they could hardly be more different. They hail from different musical traditions and the combination of these two instruments have no historical references. When David Orlowsky first discovered a video of David Bergmüller on the internet, he was not aware that he had encountered his musical alter ego. The two met in Berlin and mutually agreed to make music together after just a few shared notes. They became companions, which then became a duo, the duo ultimately becoming an organism. Within this organism, David and David function as opposing and complementary personalities. Together they embark on a journey into unexplored worlds of sound. The clarinet is the voice of bygone times while the lute joins to create polyrhythmic structures allowing both new and old times to flow together in their original compositions.

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)

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King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)

King's Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Vocal Music | Label: Signum Records | # SIGCD307 | Time: 01:05:48

Royal Rhymes and Rounds is the King's Singers' contribution to the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 2012. There are ballads, part songs, madrigals, rounds, and anthems written during the reigns of (and some also in honor of) Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Victoria, and Elizabeth II. The music from the times of Henry and Elizabeth I is especially strong since it was the era of a flowering of English song, which then lay relatively dormant for several centuries. The composers include such luminaries as William Cornysh, Orlando Gibbons, John Dowland, and Thomas Weelkes, as well as Henry himself, whose rousing ballad Pastime with good companie opens the album. It's in this transparent repertoire that the group sounds its absolute best. The singers' immaculate intonation, focused tone quality, and sensitive musicianship are remarkable.

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: Third Booke of Songes (1991)

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Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: Third Booke of Songes (1991)

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: Third Booke of Songes (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 72:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 430 284-2 | Recorded: 1977

The superbly consistent quality of the Third Book of songs by John Dowland suggests that the earlier issues, First Book and Second Book also recorded by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, were no mere flashes in the pan, but set the tone for the whole series.

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: First Booke of Songes (1989)

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Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: First Booke of Songes (1989)

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke - John Dowland: First Booke of Songes (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 76:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 421 653-2 | Recorded: 1976

The songs of John Dowland are sparkling highlights, not only of Renaissance music, but of Western music in general. His ‘First Booke of Songes’ contains some particularly bright gems.

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke John Dowland: Second Booke of Songes (1990)

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Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke John Dowland: Second Booke of Songes (1990)

Anthony Rooley, The Consort of Musicke John Dowland: Second Booke of Songes (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 70:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | # 425 889-2 | Recorded: 1976

In 1597 John Dowland (1563-1626) published his first collection of music, The First Book of Songs or Airs of Four Parts with Tableture for the Lute. A groundbreaking work in several respects, not least in that it was the first published collection of English lute songs, it success was immediate, and was reprinted several times. His Second Book of Songs or Airs (1600) shows the increasingly solo nature of the lute-song, as Dowland left the first eight songs as lute solos.

Mario Sarrechia - Ruckers me fecit Antverpiae: Music for Antwerp harpsichords & virginals, 1560-1660 (2021)

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Mario Sarrechia - Ruckers me fecit Antverpiae: Music for Antwerp harpsichords & virginals, 1560-1660 (2021)

Mario Sarrechia - Ruckers me fecit Antverpiae: Music for Antwerp harpsichords & virginals, 1560-1660 (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 387 Mb | Total time: 68:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Etcetera Records | # KTC 1755 | Recorded: 2020

Antwerp, around the middle of the 17th century. Music issues from an imposing house on the Meir. Inside the house, paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Brueghel, Vermeer and Tintoretto hang everywhere. A small but international group seated close to the fireplace is listening to a concert arranged especially for them. Francisca Duarte (1619-1678), who lives in the house, plays one of the many Ruckers-Couchet harpsichords and virginals owned by the Duarte family. She has chosen the music carefully: there are works from old collections of manuscripts compiled for and by the Duarte family, including music by John Bull and arrangements of dances and songs, as well as new repertoire by harpsichord virtuosos such as Jacques Champion de Chambonnières and Johann Jakob Froberger who have shared their recent compositions with the family.

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - John Dowland: Lachrimæ, or Seven Teares (1988)

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Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - John Dowland: Lachrimæ, or Seven Teares (1988)

Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX - John Dowland: Lachrimæ, or Seven Teares (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée Auvidis | # E 8701 | Recorded: 1987

John Dowland was no less famous for his misfortunes than for his works. This subtle, elusive and strangely-behaved character led rather an adventurous life. Hailed as an Anglorum Orpheus (or “Orpheus of the English”) of almost divine powers, he inspired more comments and praise than most great musicians of his generation. To comply with legend, we were to associate him only with tears, sleep and gloom, in the gallery of Shakespearian heroes he could be placed somewhere between Hamlet and Jaques in As You like It. Although the legend may be partly based on truth, the musician himself contributed a great deal to it in his various writings; these are the confessions of a man full of dissonances, at once vulnerable and ambitious, ingenuous and haughty – an egocentric ever at odds with a world by which he felt himself rejected.