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Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo), Daniel Hyde (organ)
The musicians respond to Lawes's complex and variegated emotions with playing by turns buoyant and vigorous, graceful and serene. They delight, too, in his quirky wit...[in Consorts to the Organ]... — More…
Laurence Dreyfus (treble viol and director), Wendy Gillespie (treble viol), Jonathan Manson (tenor viol), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (bass viol) with Emilia Benjamin (tenor viol) & Mikko Perkola (bass viol)
Phantasm and organist Daniel Hyde capture the mercurial nature of the music in these poised, erudite accounts, which include some unusual versions not previously available on CD. The players... — More…
17th Century Ayres and Songs
Lucile Richardot (contralto)
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé
The title may be ‘Perpetual Night’ but there’s absolutely nothing gloomy or unremitting about this delicious disc and its chiaroscuro play of shading and texture…Lawes and Locke may never quite... — More…
Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)
Lawes’s music is in general jolly and introspective by turns. Boothby plays in a charmingly gentle, often elegant yet spare way that suggests he is enjoying a private pleasure which we are nonetheless... — More…
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Heath (cello), George Malcolm (organ), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Robert Spencer (lute), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Ambrose Gauntlett (viola da gamba), Douglas Whittaker (flute), George Malcolm (harpsichord), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Yehudi Menuhin...
in terms of the time-span of the recordings and the breadth of the repertoire it’s a veritable Portrait of the Artist...The few controlled experiments with more dramatic, Romantic repertoire... — More…