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Instrument: Lute

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LondonHelen Charlston with Toby Carr

© Benjamin Ealovega
Strozzi, Monteverdi, Kapsberger
Helen Charlston; Toby Carr

New York CityStelios Petrakis Cretan Quartet

© Thomas Dorn
Stelios Petrakis Cretan Quartet; Stelios Petrakis; Thanassis Mavrokostas; Andonis Stavrakakis

VallettaMusic from The Fairest Isle: Lute Song by Dowland and Purcell

Dowland, Danyel, Purcell
Claire Debono; Benjamin Narvey

BirminghamMatthew Wadsworth and Julia Doyle, An intimate recital

Dowland, Purcell, Britten, Snowden
Matthew Wadsworth; Julia Doyle

Bern5. Kammermusik: Kai Wessel

Kai Wessel; Kemal Dinç; Ulrich Wedemeier; Markus Märkl

New York CityMusic Before 1800: Paul O'Dette

© Jennifer Girard
Dowland
Paul O'Dette, Lute

WarwickSirinu: From Candlemas to Epiphany - The Lord of Misrule

Sirinu; Sara Stowe; Matthew Spring; Kate Allsop
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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.
***11
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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.
***11
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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.
****1
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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
****1
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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.
****1
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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. 
****1
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Magnificent melancholy at midnight

Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
There comes a stage in every countertenor’s career when he feels himself ready to tackle the exposed repertoire of John Dowland, and hence the need to find himself a talented lutenist.
****1
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