Four of John Dowland’s greatest recordings

Byvu lita

Nov 22, 2023

The Consort of Musicke/Rooley Decca E452 5632

A one-stop shop for Dowland’s major works in 12 authoritative discs.

Complete Lute Music

Nigel North (Lute) Naxos 8.504016

Supple, sensitive and warmly recorded, North’s artful set is a steal at budget price.


The Parley of Instruments Helios CDA55339

The Parley of Instruments performs Lachrimae as a violin consort, giving the work a brighter edge.

Lute Songs

Mark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Craig Ogden (guitar) Hyperion CDA67648

Mark Padmore’s judicious anthology comes with the added bonus of Britten’s guitar tribute to Dowland.

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