Dowland: Dowland's Tears - Lute Music, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
This is the second of two discs by British-American lutenist Nigel North covering the complete lute music of John Dowland, the lutenist Shakespeare would likely have thought of when he thought of the lute. The division of pieces between the two discs is logical, with Dowland's most famous instrumental work, the "Lachrimae Pavan," included here along with a group of other pieces that are related to it in some way. The "Lachrimae Pavan" lives up to its name, but along with Dowland's self-professed melancholy came a more meditative quality; he seemed to enjoy taking a musical idea and working on it some more, even over and above the penchant of his age for reusing musical ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
This is the second of two discs by British-American lutenist Nigel North covering the complete lute music of John Dowland, the lutenist Shakespeare would likely have thought of when he thought of the lute. The division of pieces between the two discs is logical, with Dowland's most famous instrumental work, the "Lachrimae Pavan," included here along with a group of other pieces that are related to it in some way. The "Lachrimae Pavan" lives up to its name, but along with Dowland's self-professed melancholy came a more meditative quality; he seemed to enjoy taking a musical idea and working on it some more, even over and above the penchant of his age for reusing musical material and turning vocal into instrumental works. The "alternative version" of the "Lachrimae Pavan," track 17, includes divisions or variations probably not by Dowland, but it is still interesting to hear in this context, and the final "Semper Dowland Semper Dolens" Always Dowland, Always Sad also reworks the "Lachrimae" idea. These works are joined by other pavans, lute versions of sad songs, a funeral piece, and "Dowland's Adieu," and even the few faster-paced galliards have a sober tone. North's readings are not lugubrious but rather tap into the reflective quality of Dowland's music; the contents of the disc are sober, to be sure, but North conveys the feeling of a master musician at work in the chambers of a noble patron, setting high standards of skill, refinement, and imagination. The program makes sense on its own as a Dowland lute disc for those who may not want the set of two. The only downside is excessively big, boomy sound, recorded in a Canadian church was a church a typical locale for a lute performance? that unforgivingly exposes every little non-tonal noise of the lute.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313286225
  • Catalog Number: 8557862
  • Sales rank: 328,400

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lachrimae Pavan, for keyboard or lute (from "Lachrimae") - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:21)
  2. 2 Galliard to Lachrimae, for lute, P 46 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (2:41)
  3. 3 Pavan, for lute in G minor, P 16 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:12)
  4. 4 Earl of Essex, his Galliard, for lute, P 89 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (1:54)
  5. 5 Pavan, for lute in G minor, P 18 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:39)
  6. 6 Mr Giles Hobie's Galliard, for lute, P 29 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (1:57)
  7. 7 I saw my lady weep, for 2 voices & lute (Second Book of Song) - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (2:07)
  8. 8 Sir Henry Umpton's Funerall, for lute - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:59)
  9. 9 Sir John Langton's Pavan, for lute - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:43)
  10. 10 Mr Langton's Galliard, for lute, P 33 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (2:36)
  11. 11 Piper's Pavan, for lute, P 8 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:16)
  12. 12 Captain Digorie Piper's Galliard, for lute, P 19 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (1:53)
  13. 13 Dowlands Adew for Master Cromwell, for viol & lute, P 13 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (4:58)
  14. 14 Galliard, for lute in G minor, P 30 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (1:59)
  15. 15 Mr Henry Noell his Galliard (Mignarda), for lute, P 34 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (3:00)
  16. 16 Lachrimae, for lute, P 15 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (5:15)
  17. 17 Semper Dowland semper dolens, pavan for lute, P 9 - John Dowland & Nicholas Hilliard (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nigel North Primary Artist
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