Not Just Dowland: Songs for Soprano & Lute | Wigmore Hall Live WHLIVE0034

Not Just Dowland: Songs for Soprano & Lute

Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Cat No: WHLIVE0034

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st February 2010



The programme, entitled ‘Not Just Dowland’, sets the father of English song alongside his contemporary Robert Johnson - who notably composed for the plays of Shakespeare - and the Italians Monteverdi, Grandi, Piccinini, Caccini and Merula. There are also instrumental items by Johnson, Ferrabosco, Rosseter and Kabsberger.

Everything was so perfect, the evening seemed to pass in a flash”, was The Independent’s verdict on the Wigmore Hall recital in December 2008 by soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth. “The soprano Carolyn Sampson is blessed with a lovely voice …and the lutenist Matthew Wadsworth … really is a class apart among exponents of this increasingly popular musical instrument.

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