NB Ultra Extended Playing Time - This product can only be played on a machine with SACD capability. It cannot be played on a conventional CD player.
This pioneering recording, which was first released in 1995 as a set of four conventional CDs, contains the complete solo lute pieces ascribed to John Dowland. As opposed to the composer’s lute songs and instrumental dances, which Dowland himself carefully prepared for publication, his lute solos have survived in much less reliable versions. Jakob Lindberg, lute professor at the Royal College of Music, brought all of his expertise to bear in preparing the scores and choosing among variant versions for his recordings, and also wrote the informative liner notes included in this edition.
“Lindberg's playing is peerless and the result is totally realistic. One can pick out any one of the 92 items virutally instantaneously. A remarkable achievement, very well documented, and the ease of access gives Lindberg a lead over his competitors.”