Desmond Dupré

Lutenist and viola da gamba player. Born 19 December 1916. Died 16 August 1974
Desmond Dupré
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1916-12-19
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Desmond Dupré

Desmond Dupré Biography (Wikipedia)

Desmond Dupré (19 December 1916, London — 16 August 1974, Tonbridge, Kent) was an English lutenist and a prominent figure in the 20th century revival of early music. He was known particularly for his recordings on lute and viola da gamba, notably with counter-tenor Alfred Deller.

Dupré studied chemistry at Oxford University. He went on to study music at the Royal College of Music from 1946, studying cello with Ivor James and harmony with Herbert Howells. He became interested in the viol, and taught himself this instrument. His first professional engagements were as a guitarist and as a cellist with the Boyd Neel Orchestra.

He formed a duo with Alfred Deller in 1948. In 1950, he made his first of many recordings with Deller, accompanying him on the guitar. Like Deller, Dupré was much interested in a more authentic style of performance. Instead of continuing to play lute repertoire on the guitar, he taught himself the lute, and his subsequent performances with Deller were predominantly on that instrument, including his 1951 Wigmore Hall debut.

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The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
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The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
Anon.
The Three Ravens
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The Three Ravens
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Down In Yon Forest
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Down In Yon Forest
Anon.
The Willow Song
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The Willow Song
Philip Rosseter
When Laura smiles
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When Laura smiles
Philip Rosseter
What then is love but mourning?
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What then is love but mourning?
Anon.
I will give my love an apple
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I will give my love an apple
Henry Purcell
Sonata in four parts No 9 in F major, 'Golden Sonata'
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Sonata in four parts No 9 in F major, 'Golden Sonata'
Traditional, Desmond Dupré & Alfred Deller
The Three Ravens
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The Three Ravens

The Three Ravens

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Thomas Morley
O mistress mine
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O mistress mine
Thomas Morley
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
Thomas Campion
I Care Not For These Ladies
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I Care Not For These Ladies
John Dowland
Fine knacks for ladies
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Fine knacks for ladies
Trad Montana
Seeds of Love
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Seeds of Love
anon., Desmond Dupré & Alfred Deller
Have you seen the white lily grow
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Have you seen the white lily grow
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The Cuckoo
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The Cuckoo
Desmond Dupré
The Cuckoo
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The Cuckoo
Desmond Dupré
O mistress mine - song for voice and continuo
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O mistress mine - song for voice and continuo
Desmond Dupré
The Oak and the Ash
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The Oak and the Ash
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1966: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
1966-09-02T17:46:28
2
Sep
1966

Proms 1966: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall

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