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News 2013: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: Saturday morning quotes 2.47: Dowland complaints (13 Apr 2013)

Contributed by admin on Apr 13, 2013

(From the latest instalment of the "Unquiet Thoughts blog)

John Dowland (1563 – 1626) is famous as the greatest exponent of English music for solo lute, and as a composer of some of the best surviving music for lute and voice.  He is also known as a world-class Miserablist. ...

... While many would agree with Dowland’s own assessment that his seven pavans on the famous Lachrimae falling-tear motif constitute a ‘long and troublesome worke’ ...

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