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Vuestros ojos tienen d'amor no sé qué

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Vuestros ojos tienen d’amor no sé qué (‘Your eyes contain I know not what of love’), an anonymous song from Spain, Vuestros ojos was included by Robert Dowland in his Musical Banquet of 1610, a compendium of ‘delicious airs, collected out of the best authors in English, French, Spanish and Italian’, and it is the rhythmic epitome of fashionable melancholy. The je ne sais quoi of love, mentioned in the title, is carried in the beloved’s eyes, which ‘freeze’, ‘rob’, ‘wound’ and even ‘kill’ the watchful lover, producing a paradox of pleasurable persecution: ‘If you look at me, / I blame you.’

from notes by Paul Williamson © 2019


From the ground up – The chaconne
Studio Master: SIGCD574Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 6 on SIGCD574 [2'21] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD574 track 6

Recording date
18 June 2018
Recording venue
Musikaliska, Stockholm, Sweden
Recording producer
Jens Braun
Recording engineer
Jens Braun
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  1. From the ground up – The chaconne (SIGCD574)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: June 2019
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