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John Dowland - In Darkness Let Me Dwell/Potter/Stubbs/Surman/Homburger (Music CD)
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In Darkness Let Me Dwell


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  • In Darkness Let Me Dwell available on June 30 2018 from Amazon for 12.39
  • IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL available on June 27 2018 from Buy for Https://www.rakuten.com/shop/importcds/product/02894652342/?scid=af_feed" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">13.10
  • John Dowland - In Darkness Let Me Dwell/Potter/Stubbs/Surman/Homburger (Music CD) available on May 10 2017 from Base for 12.39
  • UPC bar code 028946523421 ξ1 registered June 30 2018
  • UPC bar code 028946523421 ξ2 registered June 27 2018
  • UPC bar code 028946523421 ξ3 registered May 10 2017
  • Product category is MUSIC CD - CD - Classical Audio Music
  • Manufacturered by Ecm Import

  • Product weight is 0.26 lbs.
Hilliard Ensemble singer John Potter introduces an exciting project which aims to provide original perspectives on the songs of John Dowland while preserving their lachrymose qualities. The past cross-fertilizes with the present on this album, and the result is music-making of profound beauty. Tenor John Potter, a core member of the Hilliard Ensemble, here sets out to "reclaim" for today's audience the music of John Dowland. Even considering the Elizabethan penchant for melancholy, the saturnine Dowland stands out as an artist preoccupied with death and intimate with despair in all its varieties. Music--as against our postmodern antidepressants--was the perfect anodyne, to which Dowland devoted himself both as performer (he was a famous lutenist) and composer; with his collection Lachrimae ("Tears"), he produced one of the single greatest landmarks of Western instrumental music predating the high baroque, centering around the famous melody Dowland gave to his malady (also heard in the two versions here of the song "Flow My Tears"). In Darkness Let Me Dwell juxtaposes numbers from Lachrimae with some of Dowland's songs, in which Potter becomes so steeped in each mood that it tells in wonderfully plaintive phrasing. Dowland originally wrote for lute and a consort of viols, but it's typical of this disc's innovatory spirit to hybridize baroque violin and lute with a quasi-"jazzy" double bass, saxophone, and bass clarinet, inspiring a high order of improvisatory gestures. Sometimes the whole ensemble takes on a gritty, darkly reedy cast, while it can change to sunnier colors in the more radiant moments of "Lachrimae Amantis." These performances highlight the songs' directness and universality, drawing you in deeper with each hearing, and replaying the eternal paradox of sadness turning to solace. --Thomas May

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    ^ (2000). In Darkness Let Me Dwell, Ecm Import. Amazon. (revised Jun 2018)
    ^ IN DARKNESS LET ME DWELL Buy. (revised Jun 2018)
    ^ John Dowland - In Darkness Let Me Dwell/Potter/Stubbs/Surman/Homburger (Music CD) Base. (revised May 2017)

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