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What if I never speed?

composer
1603; The Third and Last Booke of Songs and Aires, London
author of text

 
What if I never speed? is characteristically self conscious, the singer casting a quizzical eye over his own despairing tendencies, but equating love and admiration in the end with surprising seriousness.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

What if I never speed? affiche une lucidité de rigueur: le chanteur jette un regard narquois sur son propre penchant pour le désespoir, mais finit par mettre sur le même pied l’amour et l’admiration, avec une gravité surprenante.

extrait des notes rédigées par Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Français: Hypérion

What if I never speed? („Was, wenn ich niemals ging“) ist typisch verlegen. Der Sänger wirft einen spöttischen Blick auf seine eigenen Neigungen zur Verzweiflung, setzt am Ende aber mit überraschender Ernsthaftigkeit Liebe und Bewunderung gleich.

aus dem Begleittext von Elizabeth Kenny © 2008
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Recordings

Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal
CDA67648
Dowland & Campion: It fell on a summer's day
CDH88011Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Details

Track 21 on CDA67648 [2'22]
Track 5 on CDH88011 [1'42] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

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