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Dowland's Flow, my tears for lute

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.

Dowland
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)

57 minutes

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Mon 31 Dec 2018 13:00

Music Played

  • John Dowland

    Praeludium; Come again; Fortyne; The King of Denmark his galliard

    Performer: Lea Desandre. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • John Dowland

    I saw my lady weep; Flow my teares; Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens; Sorrow stay; Mellancoly Galliard

    Performer: Lea Desandre. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • John Dowland

    A Dream; Go cristall teares; Lachrimae; Frog Galliard; Now, O now

    Performer: Lea Desandre. Performer: Thomas Dunford.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto in 4 parts in E minor, Op 9 No 6 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.

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