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Instrument: Lute

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LondonDouce Douleur: Love songs from the Courts of France & Flanders

© C Annika Derksen
Verdelot, Gombert, Dufay, Rore, Agricola, Binchois, des Prez, Janequin
Jessica Eucker; Charlotte Osborn; Tristram Cooke; Matthew O'Keeffe

Bern5. Kammermusik: Kai Wessel

Kai Wessel; Kemal Dinç; Ulrich Wedemeier; Markus Märkl

New York CityMusic Before 1800: Paul O'Dette

© Jennifer Girard
Paul O'Dette, Lute

GöttingenAlmiras Songbook

Handel: Almira
Nuno Atalaia; Lucie Chartin; Maria Bayley; Sofia Pedro; Lucia Caihuela


© Werner Kmetitsch
Dowland, Johnson, Holborne, Ponce
Hopkinson Smith, Lute

CincinnatiHandel in Rome: The Delirium of Love

Vivaldi, Zelenka, Handel
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Jonathan Cohen; Thomas Dunford; Joélle Harvey

LondonDame Emma Kirkby

Dowland, Byrd, Gibbons, East, Marenzio, d'India, Notari, Lawes, Purcell
Dame Emma Kirkby; Miriam Allen; Steven Devine; Jakob Lindberg
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Sounds of darkness in Cantata Profana's “Visions of Silence”

Cantata Profana © Russ Rowland

An eerie program of resonant sounds and sacred songs overtakes New York’s St Peter's Chelsea with Alvin Lucier, Salvatore Sciarrino and Galina Ustvokskaya alongside 17th-century works for an evening not short on drama.

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Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Shakespeare songs turned out to be more of a Shakespeare feast starring Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and the exceptional Eve Best.
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A sliver of musical reflection

Maria João Pires © Felix Broede | DG
To celebrate a popular thinker's influence across the breadth of the arts in a single concert is clearly no small ambition. This programme sagged under the weight of its disparate components, but the individual works shone brilliantly.
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Albrecht Mayer charms the Tonhalle

Albrecht Mayer © Benjamin Ealovega
Widely considered one of the finest oboists of his generation, Albrecht Mayer gave a riveting performance with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra at the city’s Tonhalle.
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The Music of Silence - The Magic of the Lute

Andreas Martin
German lutenist Andreas Martin gives a masterly performance of Bach's lute works in Malta
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Europe by candlelight: Padmore follows Charles Burney

© David Karlin
Mark Padmore gives a matchless demonstration of English singing as he and the English Concert follow 18th century historian Charles Burney on his travels around Europe.
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Heroines of the Golden Age

Dame Emma Kirkby © Rayfield Allied
Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg delight with an intimate and varied programme on the theme “Heroines of the Golden Age” at Brighton Early Music Festival. 
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