Dowland: Mister Dowland's Goodnight

Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth explores the enchanting lute music of John Dowland, in a collection of his own arrangements made from Dowland’s original handwritten scores.

Christoph Denoth writes on the appeal of Dowland: 'Dowland, the melancholic poet of the silvery sound of the lute, is free of any instrumental limitation that might have affected his compositions. The melodic and, at the same time, contrapuntal and harmonic approach of his music is both wonderful and unique. Its expression is one of noble sadness, melancholy, and tears, but the beauty is genuine and always caught my attention and appealed to my heart.'

SIGCD382  54 minutes 44 seconds
'As a sometime Lieder accompanist and conductor, Swiss-born guitarist Christoph Denoth is superbly placed to exploit the cantabile and colouristic properties of his instrument … The arrangements ...
'The melancholy, private lute music by John Dowland gets an infusion of fresh color in this recording by Christoph Denoth. Transposed to the modern guitar, the light-and-shadow contrasts of Dowland’s ...