from notes by Douglas Wootton © 1981
|English Lute Songs|
'Robin Blaze has the special ingredients to transcend any latent prejudice [of countertenors], especially in a recital as wide-ranging and intelligent ...
'Can be recommended without reservation … the wonderful 'By beauteous softness’, from Queen Mary’s Birthday Ode of 1689, given this performance, ...» More
|How the world wags - Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman|
'Splendid, vigorous, animated, hilarious' (Hi-Fi News)
'Rollicking good 'Rollicking good fun' (The Cornish Guardian)» More
|Lawes & Lawes: Songs|
'This is a valuable anthology, carefully conceived and lovingly executed … Robin Blaze is heard mostly at his considerable best … the true f ...
'The Lawes brothers tend to be thought of mainly as composers of instrumental consort music, but this outstanding disc reveals them in a fascinating n ...» More
|Time stands still|
Emma Kirkby is acknowledged worldwide as the greatest modern performer of this repertoire. This album of lute songs of the theme of mutability is a fascinating recital, containing some of the masterpieces of the period. She is accompanied by her l ...» More