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In performance and on record, Elvis Costello and Sting have introduced rock fans to the 400-year-old songs of John Dowland. The bewitching compositions of the lute master have been treasured in classical circles for centuries, and here's the best way to fall under their spell: 12 CDs of performances by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke. Includes four Bookes of Songes ; several CDs of lute music, plus Mr. Henry Noell Lamentations; Lachrimae; A Musicall Banquet , and more!
We have a number of Anthony Rooley' record and I feel he deserves a medal for his work in the study and performance of early music. This collection, however, was poorly recorded. Read morePublished 2 months ago by H. Cary
I alleady knew some of these recording from the vinyl-years that go back till about 1980. I have missed these beautifull pieces of Dowland-work performed by Antony Rooley and his... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lucia van Westerlaak
So many songs you wonder why anyone singing old songs would need to repeat themselves all day long. These are nice for a period enthusiast, musician, singer or someone seeking... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amy B. Reineri
For a comprehensive collection of John Dowland's music performed with exquisite perfection, there's just no comparison with this massive compilation of vintage recordings by The... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by J. R. Trtek