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Tag Archives: John Dowland

Music Review: Stile Antico – ‘In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile’

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The latest album from the celebrated English early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico, 'In a Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers in Exile,' is a beautiful sequence with works by John Dowland, William Byrd, and their contemporaries – and a decidedly melancholy affair.

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Music Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: ‘Musica Nova: Harmonie Des Nations 1500-1700’

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The celebrated musician-scholar and eminence grise of the viol offers representative pieces of what can be broadly termed the "Musica Nova" movement of the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal. But you don't need experience with or knowledge of early music to appreciate the beauty, and the consummate expertise, of these performances.

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