Selection of lute pieces from Robert Dowland's (the son of the more famous John Dowland) "Varietie of Lute Lessons", a collection of 42 lute pieces by various contemporary lutenists. This is the original old RCA Victor/Seon release, later issued by Sony/Seon.
From the booklet: "On his father's [John Dowland's] death, Robert Dowland succeeded him in his position. On his travels John Dowland had collected numerous lute solos by various European composers. The beneficiary of this compendium of European lute music from around the year 1600 was his son Robert, who, in 1610, published a selection of 42 pieces entitled "Varietie of Lute Lessons", comprising seven of each of the following: fantasies, pavans, galliards, allemandes, courantes and voltas. As well as some of his father's most important pieces and two of his own, the volume contains Italian, German, French and English compositions, some with no author given. On this recording Lutz Kirchhof plays approximately half of these soli."
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Lute compositions by:
Laurencini da Roma
Moritz Landgraf von Hessen
Lutz Kirchhof plays on four different Renaissance lutes.
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