'Affecting' - The Sunday Times (Stephen Pettitt)

John Dowland’s 1604 collection of 21 pavanes, galliards and other pieces for five-part viol consort with obbligato lute seems appropriate material for our distracted times — even if only the first seven, all melancholic pavanes based on the same four-note formula, are individually labelled “Lachrimae” (tears). The performances are elegant, rich-textured and beautifully phrased. Affecting.

 

Stephen Pettitt 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/culture/on-record-classical-lxmf8brwt

 

17 July 2016

The Sunday Times

 

DOWLAND 
Lachrimae or seven tears
Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Phantasm Linn

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Date: 

Jul 2016

Author: 

Stephen Pettet

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