News 2015

News 2015: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quotes 5.20: Dowland and Context" (03 Oct 2015)

Contributed by admin on Oct 13, 2015

"Our weekly posts are unapologetically focused on vocal music of the 16th century and the lute as it was regarded in its golden age; an emblem for all that was civilized and sophisticated, refined and nuanced.  Firmly committed to providing contextual references, we hope we might steer today’s lutenists away from their classical guitarist roots and and toward the sense and sensibility of an earlier time and a more intimate aesthetic.   ...

... Dowland was known to have traveled to France as servant to Sir Henry Cobham when he was Queen Elizabeth’s  Ambassador to France.  Rumors and lies about diplomatic integrity aside, the role of the 16th-century ambassador was to discover and report information about the goings on of foreign powers, just as it is today. ..."

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