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Title
Farewell, unkind
Composer
John Dowland 1563-1626
Conductor
Joel Cohen
Performer
The Boston Camerata
Publisher
Erato, 1996
1 cd
Recording date
1995
EAN
0706301270424
CDR
DAX2207
Placing suggestion
40 - Middeleeuwen en renaissance (NBLC) K8 - Oude muziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About John Dowland

John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English or possibly Irish Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep", "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's early music revival, has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

Career and compositions

Very little is known of John Dowland's early life, but it is generally thought he was born in London; some sources even put his birth year as 1562. Irish historian W. H. Grattan Flood claimed that he was born in Dalkey, near Dublin, but no corroborating evidence has ever been found either for that or for Thomas Fuller's claim that he was born in Westminster. There is, however, one very clear pi…Read more on Wikipedia

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