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John Dowland (1563–1626) is recognized as the greatest English composer of lute music and songs. His career as a leading musician of his age was intricate and at times the precise details of his activities become obscure.
Butten presents a collection of Downland’s most popular and beautiful songs arranged for the classical guitar. A whole disc of Dowland perfromed on classical guitar is rare, usually heard on the lute, so FHR are pleased to be able to present this album.
In this recording, Butten plays with a very beautiful sound, incredible colours, lovely melodic phrasing and immaculate control of tone, which draws you right in. This is a spellbinding album, wonderfully recorded.