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Dowland: 'My Favourite Dowland'

Magazine article Gramophone

Dowland: 'My Favourite Dowland'

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Dowland

'My Favourite Dowland'

My Lady Hunnsdon's Puffe, P54. The Shoemaker's Wife.-A Toy, P58. La mia Barbara, P95. Sir John Smith, his Almain, P47. A Fancy, P6. Sir John Langton, his Pavin, P14. The King of Denmark, his Galliard, P40. The Frog Galliard, P23a. Lachrimae, P15. Galliard to Lachrimae, P46. Fantasie, P1a. Farewell, P3. Forlorne Hope Fancye, P2. The Right Honourable Robert, Earl of Essex, his Galliard, P42a. A Coye Joye, P80. Mrs Vaux's Gigge, P57. Mrs Winter's Jump, P55. The Right Honourable the Lady Cliftons Spirit, P45. Walsingham, P67. A Fancy, P5. A Pavin, P18. The most sacred Queene Elizabeth, her Galliard, P41. Semper Dowland semper dolens, P9 Paul O'Dette lute

Harmonia Mundi [F] HMU90 7515 (75' * DDD)

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After penning Farewell, which Paul O'Dette describes as Dowland's greatest solo lute work, the composer was to live for 30 more years. Let's hope O'Dette, who, at 60, marks 20 years since recording Dowland's complete lute works with this recording, likewise continues to delight us for some time. 'My Favourite Dowland' is just that: not a best-of but a collection of Dowland pieces the lutenist, who started life as a rock guitarist, has most enjoyed playing in concert over the last four decades. …

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