John Dowland

Flanders Recorder Quartet
Courtesy of the Artists

Sunday, October 7, 2018
7:00 PM

Soprano Cécile Kempenaers joins the Flanders Recorder Quartet in program that illustrates the seasons of the year through music by Renaissance composers, presented by the Boston Early Music Festival.

Jordi Savall
Alia Vox

For more than fifty uninterrupted years, Jordi Savall has used the expressive sound of the viol to bring the world on an emotional musical journey through centuries and cultures. Now, he’s put together an album of 16th- and 17th-century pieces for viol consort by the greatest masters of the Renaissance and the Baroque, on WCRB's CD of the Week.

The people of Renaissance London were treated to some of the best tunes in the land, played by the best musicians - and one modern group is revitalizing these old favorites.

Hopkinson Smith
Philippe Gontier

In American lutenist Hopkinson Smith's new album, he has given his own titles to unnamed Renaissance-era pieces.

On his new album Mr. Dowland's Fortune, Carreca breathes new life into pieces by John Dowland - a celebrated 16th-century English lutenist - by playing them on an instrument made in 2012, by lute maker Stephen Murphy.