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Cozens Lute Book, The

PLU: 28948023004
Format - CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 20/08/10

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Antony Rooley writes: 'Since 1963 I had been spending many hours in the British Library studying the sixteenth-century English lute manuscripts . what a unique collection! The "Jane Pickering Lute Book", "The John Sturt Lute Book", "The Mynshall Lute Book" - all collections of one individual's personal choice of repertoire, each with unique information on fingering, ornamentation, taste and style. 'I was invited by Decca to make a solo lute recital - and as no one in the company knew the repertoire, I was left alone to finalize my choice. How to choose from such wonderfully obscure collections from 400 years ago? 'Why did I choose John Cozens' Lute Book (residing in Cambridge University Library) from the rest? Well, I admired his taste! I admired his ornamentation! I admired his clarity! It is a wonderful collection of the very best Elizabethan/Jacobean lute music - and it was about the right length for an LP. (Although in the end I made a selection rather than the complete manuscript). 'I can only say, 35 years on, I was a very lucky young man and I think I made the wisest choice - it is still a collection of very beautiful music!' This delicious LP makes its first appearance on CD on this Decca Eloquence reissue.
Primary Format - MusicCD
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical
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