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The Early Music Show

John Dowland: The Man and the Myth

Saturday 19 March 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

John Dowland was one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and information about his life is quite plentiful. Why then, do so many inconsistencies about the man remain? Why is the truth about his life shrouded in mystery? Lucie Skeaping explores the life of the enigmatic composer. Meanwhile, Catherine Bott talks to Dr Helen Hackett about the life and poetry of one of the ladies of the time, Lady Mary Wroth.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Flow my tears
Alfred Deller
EMI CDH5655012
  
Tell me true love
Deller Consort
HMA1901076
  
Weep you no more, sad fountains
Consort of Musick/ Rooley
OISEAU LYRE 4216532
  
Preludium (lute solo)
Christopher Wilson
METCD 1006
  
O sweet words, the delight of solitarienesse
Paul Agnew/ Christopher Wilson
METCD 1006
  
Unquiet Thoughts
Consort of Musick/ Rooley
OISEAU LYRE 4216532
 
I saw my lady weep
Andrew Dalton/ Yasunori Imamura
Etcetera KTC1030
  
Sweet Stay Awhile
Deller Consort
HMA1901076
  
Go Crystal Tears
Consort of Musick/ Rooley
OISEAU LYRE 4216532



Music used in feature (extract only)
Robert Johnson
Fantasia
Matthew Wadsworth - lute
AV2053

  
 
 
 




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