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To ask for all thy love

1612; A Pilgrimes Solace
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To ask for all thy love, published in 1612 when Dowland’s popularity was declining, explores with profound cheerfulness—a sort of serious ecstasy—the mystery of how fulfilled love can get any better. It is a good match for John Donne’s much-anthologized poem ‘Loves infiniteness’.

from notes by Elizabeth Kenny © 2008

To ask for all thy love, publié en 1612 alors que la popularité de Dowland était sur le déclin, explore avec un profond enjouement—une manière d’extase sérieuse—ce mystère que représente l’amélioration d’un amour comblé. C’est un joli pendant au poème de John Donne, «Loves infiniteness», qui fit les beaux jours de tant d’anthologies.

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

To ask for all thy love („Für all dein Herz ich fleh“), das 1612 veröffentlicht wurde, Dowlands Stern im Sinken begriffen war, erkunden mit solider Fröhlichkeit—einer Art ernster Ekstase—das Rätsel, wie erfüllte Liebe noch besser werden kann. Dieses Lied ist mit dem in zahlreichen Anthologien veröffentlichten Gedicht John Donnes „Loves infiniteness“ („Der Liebe Unermesslichkeit“) vergleichbar.

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


Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal


Track 22 on CDA67648 [2'23]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67648 track 22

Recording date
7 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Dowland: Lute Songs; Britten: Nocturnal (CDA67648)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: January 2008
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