Mr Dowland’s Midnight – Christoph Denoth
The Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth explores the enchanting lute music of John Dowland in a collection of his own arrangements made from Dowland’s original handwritten scores.
Denoth writes on the appeal of Dowland: ‘Dowland, the melancholic poet of the silvery sound of the lute, is free of any instrumental limitation that might have affected his compositions. The melodic and, at the same time, contrapuntal and harmonic approach of his music is both wonderful and unique. Its expression is one of noble sadness, melancholy, and tears, but the beauty is genuine and always caught my attention and appealed to my heart.’
"... Denoth presents a delightful performance of many of Downland’s smaller, less demanding works and reminds us that even in these works. Dowland’s genius shines brighter than any of his contemporaries ... His playing is beautiful... all are worth hearing even the slightest... anyone who loves Downland will enjoy these ..."