DOUBLE DOWLAND

Anne Magouët : soprano

Bruno Helstroffer : theorbo

David Chevallier : guitars, arrangements

Regarded as the greatest lutenist of his time, John Dowland is best known today for his unique talent as a composer. The splendours of his songs have come to us through the ages, for us to be moved, happy, intrigued .

Double Dowland  is a game of mirrors.

On the one hand, it consists in pieces for voice and lute, in their original versions.

On the other hand, a composer and improviser presents his own way of interpreting these pieces and transfigures music of yore to lead to a sheer-recreation, even though you can still hear  Dowland’s omnipresent music.

Such a game of mirrors, with reflections jostling and merging together, allows us to say that, in music, time can just vanish.

And that works composed over four hundred years ago can interplay with what a contemporary musician expresses, with coherence and imagination.

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