Program: #06-50 Air Date: Dec 04, 2006
Rapidly becoming one of the best-selling early music albums in history, Sting's new project is a four century bridge between like-minded musical spirits. In a far-reaching interview, Sting describes his approach to this music and his collaboration with lute virtuoso Edin Karamazov, a student of Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
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Rapidly becoming one of the best-selling early music albums in history, Sting's new project is a four-century bridge between like-minded musical spirits. In a far-reaching interview, Sting describes his approach to this music and his collaboration with lute virtuoso Edin Karamazov, a student of Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
The recording is on the Deutsche Grammophon label, and is CD B0007220-02. For more information, go to:
All the works on the recording (except one) are by John Dowland (1563-1626). The readings are from a letter Dowland penned to Sir Robert Cecil, 10 November 1595.
--Can she excuse my wrongs (First Book of Songs, 1597)
--"Ryght honorable: as I have bin most bounde unto your honour"
--Flow My tears (Second Book, 1600).
--ROBERT JOHNSON (1583-1633): Have you seen the bright lily grow?
--"...then in time passing on Mr. Johnson died..."
--The Battle Galliard
--The lowest trees have tops (Third Book, 1603)
--"...and accordinge as I desired ther cam a letter to me out of Germany..."
--Fine knacks for ladies (Second Book, 1600)
--"...From thenc I went to the Landgrave of Hessen..."
--Come, heavy sleep (First Book, 1597)
--Forlorn hope Fancy
--"...and from thence I had a great desire to see Italy..."
--Come again, sweet love (First Book, 1597)
--Wilt thou unkind thus reave me (First Book, 1597)
--"...After my departure I caled to mynde our conference..."
--Weep you no more, sad fountains (Third Book, 1603)
--My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
--Clear or cloudy (Second Book, 1600)
--"...men say that the Kinge of Spain is making gret preparation..."
--In darkness let me dwell (A Musicall Banquet, 1610).
John Dowland (1563-1626), ROBERT JOHNSON (1583-1633)