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listen  1. Mudarra: Fantasia X Que Contrahaze La Harpa En La Manera De Ludovico 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Narvaez: 22 Diferencias De Conde Claros 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Narvaez: Quatro Diferencias Sobre Guardame Las Vacas 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Byrd: The Woods So Wild 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Anon: Lost Is My Liberty 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Dowland: Fantasia 1a 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dowland: Semper Dowland Semper Dolens (Pavan), DP 9 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Dowland: Dowland's Galliard, DP 20 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dowland: Melancholy Galliard, DP 25 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dowland: Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (Almain), DP 54 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dowland: Lachrimae (Pavan), DP 15 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Dowland: The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard, DP 41 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Dowland: Go From My Window (Setting Of A Ballad), DP 54 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Dowland: Come Away (Come Again), DP 60 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Dowland: Can She Excuse (Galliard), DP 42 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Dowland: Piper's Pavan, DP 8 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Dowland: Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, DP 19 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Dowland: A Fancy, DP 5 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Dowland: A Fancy, DP 6 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Milano: Fantasia XIII 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Milano: Ricercare III 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Milano: Fantasia VI 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Milano: Ricercare Lvii 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Borrono: Peschatore Che Va Cantando 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Borrono: Saltarello De La Preditta 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Dalza: Piva 1:38$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 25, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000EYK4F8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By GEORGE RANNIE on January 10, 2007
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David Russell has been part of my guitar listening experience for sometime now. He truly is a phenomenal guitarist. On this album he plays many of what I call "Renaissance Hits" on, of course, the "acoustic" guitar. I had to listen very close to determine that he really was playing these Renaissance works on the guitar and not on the lute itself. He does a fantastic job of replicating the sound of the lute and what I consider the "Renaissance Style ", The album contains a good sample of Renaissance music with y works by John Dowland, Pietro Borrono, William Byrd and of course by that ubiquitous "Anonymous." I feel that this album could really be valuable as an introduction to the beauties of "Renaissance Music". Anyway, David Russell plays the works contained therein splendidly with very beautiful tone
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Victoria on June 19, 2009
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David Russell's album of Renaissance lute pieces works beautifully on the modern classical guitar. He eschews contemporary Spanish guitar techniques like glissando, heavy vibrato, slurring, and portamento. David presents these pieces as they would sound played by a first rate lutenist.

Mr. Russell's touch is light and graceful, and he invests a great deal of feeling in his exquisite phrasing, ornamentation, and lively rhythms. He also employs a capo to raise the pitch of the guitar up two frets to be closer to the range of a Renaissance lute. The modern guitar is tuned EADGBE from 6th to 1st strings, while modern lutenists nominally tune to GCFADG from 6th to 1st strings with added bass strings to expand the range of the instrument. Historical lutes are seen early in the 1500s with 6 pairs of strings. Later decades adopted added "courses" or pairs of strings in the lower register.

Surviving Renaissance instruments include 6 course, 7 course, 8 course, and 10 course lutes. Modern guitarists who play this repertoire will often tune the 6th string down a step or play written bass notes an octave higher.

I never tire of listening to this album and especially enjoy his interpretation of the master Elizabethan lute composer, John Dowland.

David Russell's playing is a breath of fresh air among the myriad classical guitar players who rely on showy technique and forceful, hard as nails tone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve on March 25, 2012
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David Russell has a beautiful tone and seems to pick some less commonly played pieces for his albums and performances. I love when artists pick more obscure compositions because it exposes people like me (without a serious music background) to things we might not normally know about.
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David Russell is an amazing guitarist who does the entire repertoire of "classical guitar" as well as it's done by anyone, but no one else does the entire spectrum as well. His technique is unbelievable, and yet he never uses it to make the music about himself. It's especially unusual to see a single guitarist perform the Spanish literature, the Baroque literature, and that of Latin America at such a level that pushes up against perfection so closely in execution, interpretation, and expression. He has become one of a very few guitarists whose work I insist on having in its entirety, the others being John Williams and Christopher Parkening in the classical discipline, and Sabicas and Escudero in flamenco.
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I'm a David Russell fan. Love to hear him play. Wish I could attend one of his concerts.
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