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Dowland : The Queen’s Galliard – Lute Music, Vol. 4

Lutenist Nigel North is at it again. This time it's for volume four of John Dowland's lute music, titled "The Queen's Galliard."

Lutenist Nigel North is at it again. This time it’s for volume four of John Dowland‘s lute music, titled “The Queen’s Galliard.” This recording is completely devoted to Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite courtly dance of French origin, the Galliard. Over 25 tracks, you’ll hear Dowland’s many variations on this dance form.

Nigel North is a lutenist with little equal. His recorded output alone is like a catalog for what is possible on the instrument. From Dowland to Bach transcriptions, North’s sensitivity is coupled with an excitement for the repertoire that comes shining through each performance.

Our quick pick this week is from pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher who lends his own creative energy to three piano concerti of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart along with his very talented wife, Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. They perform with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

Music Heard On This Episode

John Dowland (1563-1626): The King of Denmark's Galliard
Nigel North, lute — Dowland : The Queen's Galliard - Lute Music, Vol. 4 (Naxos , 2009)
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John Dowland (1563-1626): The King of Denmark's Galliard
Nigel North, lute — Dowland : The Queen's Galliard - Lute Music, Vol. 4 (Naxos , 2009)
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John Dowland (1563-1626): The Queen's Galliard, P. 97
Nigel North, lute — Dowland : The Queen's Galliard - Lute Music, Vol. 4 (Naxos, 2009)
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John Dowland (1563-1626): Galliard on Walsingham
Nigel North, lute — Dowland : The Queen's Galliard - Lute Music, Vol. 4 (Naxos, 2009)
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Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Concerto NO. 12, K. 414; Allegro
Leon Fleisher, p.; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra — Mozart:Piano Concertos (Sony Classics, 2009)
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Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488; Allegro Assai
Leon Fleisher, p.; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra — Mozart:Piano Concertos (Sony Classics, 2009)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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