TREASURES OF THE EARLY BAROQUE
T’amo mia vita Luzzasco Luzzaschi (1545 – 1607)L’Eraclito amoroso Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
Sospira respira Barbara Strozzi
Le tre Gratie a Venere Barbara Strozzi
Corrente Alessandro Piccinini (1566 – 1638)
Ma bergere est tendre et fidele Michel Lambert (1610 – 1696)
Dialogue de la Paix et de la Felicite Michel Lambert
Admirons notre jeune Michel Lambert
Pavaniglia con parti variate Giovanni Foscarini (1600 – 1647)
Folle e ben Tarquinio Merula (1595 – 1665)
Si la riva Angelo Notari (1566 – 1663)
Come dolce Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
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Din Ghani lute, archlute, baroque guitar ¦ Jane Hunt soprano ¦ Philippa Neaverson soprano ¦ Maria Danishvar Brown soprano
In 2010 Din Ghani began organising informal lute-song workshops at his home in Wiltshire, involving various singers he got to know over the last few years – some through the Lute Society, others through participating in master classes given by Emma Kirkby and David Miller at Dartington, and Evelyn Tubb and Michael Fields at Jackdaws. The enjoyment generated at these workshops fuelled a desire to perform this repertoire; Musicke in the Ayre was conceived as an umbrella performing group for varying combinations of singers working with Din on lute, and sometimes with other instruments too.
Typically performed by a duo comprising Din and a singer, the programmes are usually designed around solo songs accompanied by lute (or continuo realised on lute/archlute). Occasionally, as in this programme, duets are also included, involving a second or even third singer, and sometimes with other instruments such as the bass viol too, violin, or a second lute. The musical styles range from Renaissance to early Baroque.