Dowland's Flow, my tears for lute from the Musiq'3 festival in Belgium. Sarah Walker presents a recital by lutenist Thomas Dunsford and mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre.
This week's Radio 3 Lunchtime concerts come from the Musiq'3 Festival, held each summer in Brussels.
Today Sarah Walker presents a recital of music by John Dowland, the greatest Elizabethan lutenist, who travelled widely throughout Europe and worked at the court of King Christian IV of Denmark. Dowland excelled at writing in the fashionable Elizabethan 'Melancholy' mode and today's performers have chosen works that Dowland wrote in Denmark in this mood.
Including: The King of Denmark, his galliard; Flow my teares; Semper Dowland Semper Dolens; Mellancoly Galliard; Go cristall teares; Lachrimae
Thomas Dunford (lute)
Lea Desandre (mezzo soprano)
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