Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Dowland, John

John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Ea... read more

John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best know... read more

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Dowland - Complete Music for Solo Lute

Dowland - Complete Music for Solo Lute

Jakob Lindberg (lutes)

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