Articles tagged 'Dowland'
Dart’s pioneering recording of Dowland’s 21 consort pieces deserves better than a lowly CD-R, but I’m still glad to have it.
This CD moves on alternating fronts, music in Dowland’s sphere and readings from the Corpus Hermeticum, attributed in the Renaissance to an ancient Egyptian sage.
With detours, these days I go straight from the 1620s (deaths of Byrd, Gibbons, Dowland and Bull) to the modern era…
Purcell’s incidental music for the stage shows genius paying the bills, so it makes rough sense that Aradia Ensemble is clipped and businesslike.
Avoid this Dowland sampler unless you approached the English Orpheus via Sting’s hit album.
This 1998 CD (available here as Elektra / Asylum 22109) takes a wilder swing at updating John Dowland than ECM’s subsequent In Darkness Let Me Dwell would, so its “fixes” are more fun for the Dowland admirer.