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O'Dette, Paul (lute)

Paul O'Dette (lute)

see also Paul O'Dette (mandolin)

see also Paul O'Dette (baroque guitar)

'the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument' (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Paul O'Dette has performed at major international festivals all over the world, including Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berkeley, Utrecht, London, Bath, Paris, Montpellier, Bremen, Dresden, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vienna, Prague, Milan, Geneva, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo and Melbourne. Though best known for his recitals and recordings of virtuoso solo lute music, Paul O'Dette maintains an active career as an ensemble musician as well, performing with such artists as Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, William Christie, Christopher Hogwood, Andrew Parrott, Nicholas McGegan, Tafelmusik, The Parley of Instruments and The Harp Consort. He is also a member of Tragicomedia, a continuo ensemble acclaimed for its recordings and concerts of 17th-century operas, cantatas, and oratorios.

To date, Paul has made more than 100 recordings, many of which have been nominated for Gramophone's 'Record of the Year' Award. He has also broadcast for the ABC (Australia), BBC (United Kingdom), CBC (Canada), Radio France, RAI (Italy), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Cologne), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Munich), SFB (Berlin), NOS (Holland), Austrian Radio, Spanish Radio and Television, TV Ankara, Hungarian Television, Norwegian Radio, Danish Radio and Television, Swedish Television, Swiss Radio and Television, National Public Radio (USA) and CBS Television (USA).

Recently Mr O'Dette has been active conducting Baroque operas. In 1997, together with Stephen Stubbs, he led performances of Luigi Rossi's L'Orfeo at Tanglewood, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Drottningholm Court Theatre in Sweden, while in 1999 they directed performances of Cavalli's Ercole Amante at the Boston Early Music Festival, Tanglewood, and the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Provenzale's La Stellidaura Vendicata at the Vadstena Academy in Sweden.

In addition to his activities as a performer, Paul O'Dette is an avid researcher, having worked extensively on the performance and sources of 17-century Italian and English solo song, continuo practices and lute technique, the latter resulting in a book co-authored by Patrick O'Brien. He has published numerous articles on issues of historical performance practice and co-authored the Dowland entry in the update of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Paul O'Dette has served as Director of Early Music at the Eastman School of Music since 1976 and is Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival.

'Ancient Airs & Dances' (CDH55146)
Ancient Airs & Dances
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55146  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares' (CDH55339)
Dowland: Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55339  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hark! hark! the lark' (CDA66836)
Hark! hark! the lark
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66836  Archive Service  
'Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos' (CDA30027)
Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30027  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos' (CDA66160)
Vivaldi: Lute and Mandolin Concertos
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66160 
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A bonny, bonny bird I have (Wilson)
Adieu, bergère  No 2 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Airs de cour (Besard)
Ballo detto il Conte Orlando (Molinaro)
Beaux yeux  No 3 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Bergamasca (Gianoncelli)
Bransles de village (Besard)
Campanae Parisienses (Anon)
Care-charming sleep (Johnson)
C'est malheur  No 1 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Come, my Daphne, come away (Lawes)
Concerto for viola d'amore and lute in D minor, RV540 (Vivaldi)
Concerto in D major, RV93 (Vivaldi)
Divine Amaryllis (Boësset)
Get you hence (Johnson)
Hark! hark! the lark (Johnson)
Italiana – La Cesarina (Anon/Garsi da Parma)
Italiana I (Anon)
Italiana II (Anon)
La voila la nacelle d'amour  No 4 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Largo  Movement 2 of Concerto for viola d'amore and lute in D minor, RV540 (Vivaldi)
Laura soave (Caroso)
Mascherada (Anon)
Passo mezzo bonissimo (Anon)
Pavan (Moritz)
Polymnia (Galilei)
Quelle divinité  No 5 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Saltarello del predetto ballo (Molinaro)
See the chariot at hand (Anon)
Si c'est pour mon pucellage  No 6 of Airs de cour (Besard)
Spagnoletta (Anon)
Take, O take those lips away (Wilson)
Tasteggiata (Gianoncelli)
The Most High and Mightie Christianus the fourth King of Denmarke, his Galliard (Dowland)
Trio in C major, RV82 (Vivaldi)
Trio in G minor, RV85 (Vivaldi)
Villanella 'Orlando fa' che ti raccordi' (Anon)
Where the bee sucks (Johnson)
Why so pale and wan, fond lover? (Lawes)
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