Performance Santa Fe
A relative of the modern day guitar, the lute conjures visions of wandering Renaissance minstrels strumming songs of love under balconies to captivate a beloved’s heart. Thomas Dunford, one of the world’s foremost lutenists, gave his first performances on the iconic instrument in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Comédie Française in 2005. Since then, he has gained worldwide recognition and acclaim, giving recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Frick Collection, and Washington’s Kennedy Center, as well as at major European festivals and venues in South America, India, China, and Japan. He plays regularly with leading Baroque ensembles such as Les Arts Florissant, The English Concert, and Les Musiciens du Louvre, and has been called the “Eric Clapton of the lute” by BBC Music Magazine. Dunford’s program features works for the lute’s cousin, the long-necked archlute, by Dowland, Kapsberger, and Dalza, as well as the Suite in G Major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach.Program John Dowland (1563-1623) Praeludium, P. 98 Fortune My Foe, P. 62 A fancy (from the complete Dowland Lute Book by Diana Poulton) Semper Dowland Semper dolens Mrs. Winter’s jump A dream The king of Denmark’s galliard Lachrimae Frog galliard J.S. Bach (arr. Dunford) Suite in G Major, BWV 1007 Prélude (1685-1750) Allemande Courante Sarabande Menuet I Menuet II Gigue Chaconne (from Violin Partita No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1004) Presented through the generosity of our Season Sponsors, Ann Murphy Daily and William W. Daily and Leah Gordon
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