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New from lutenist Nigel North
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Linn Records News Release
Issued 5 August for immediate use
 
Nigel North, "Go From My Window"
English Renaissance Ballad Tunes for the Lute by John Dowland and his contemporaries  (CKD 176)  Super Audio CD Stereo
 
A long-anticipated new recording from this superb lutenist.
 
Use this link to view full information and to hear sound clips:
 
http://www.linnrecords.com/cd_information/cd_information.asp?RecordingID =261
 
For promotions, competitions or online interviews, please contact Jennie Gardner (Direct Marketing jennie.gardner@linn.co.uk).  For review copies please contact Kenny Morrison (Press Officer kenny.morrison@linn.co.uk).
 
About Go From My Window:
 
Nigel North plays the music of John Dowland and his contemporaries, including:
 
Greensleeves - anon/ Francis Cutting
Walsingham - John Dowland, John Johnson
The Woods So Wild - William Byrd
Carman's Whistle - John Johnson
 
Nigel North has an unrivalled reputation as a lutenist.  His style merges impeccable technique with a jazz-like improvisational ability, which makes repertoire like Dowland ideal.  The great lutenist composers of the sixteenth century were masters of improvisation, but, of course, we have no concrete evidence of the forms that these improvisations took.  "The versions that are handed down to us in lute tablature are often so well worked out and complicated that they may represent a parallel track to the improvised version which we will never hear!" says North.
 
Of the composers represented on "Go From My Window," Dowland needs no introduction.  Of the previous generation, John Johnson is now less well known.  He was one of Queen Elizabeth I's three court lutenists for fifteen years.  Employing his special style of 'division writing', Johnson wrote many beautiful solos and duets.  As North says: "While his 'Walsingham' is breathtakingly simple, 'Carman's Whistle' may sound simple but is actually technically very demanding.  I doubt that even Johnson could have improvised this setting."
 
Use the links in this message to view full information about the CD, and to hear soundclips.
 
http://www.linnrecords.com/cd_information/cd_information.asp?RecordingID =261
 
Kind regards,
 
Jennie Gardner
Linn Records Direct Marketing
(jennie.gardner@linn.co.uk)
 
Jennie Gardner
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