Iestyn Davies & Thomas Dunford

Thu 21 July 2022

England's Orpheus

Countertenor and Lute

England’s Orpheus

H Purcell Music for a While; Lord, What is Man?; Sweeter Than Roses

M Marais Les Voix Humaines (lute solo)

G F Handel Hendel, non può mia musa (Recit – Aria – Recit – Aria); O Lord whose mercies numberless (from Saul)

J Dowland Preludium (lute solo); Behold, a wonder here; Flow my tears; King of Denmark’s Galliard (lute solo); Can she excuse my wrongs?; Now O Now my needs must part

R de Visée Chaconne (lute solo)

Countertenor Iestyn Davies is widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers. He is celebrated for his intelligent musicianship and the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice. He has won numerous awards, including two Gramophone Awards. In 2017, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to music. At the heart of this recital with his regular duet partner, lutenist Thomas Dunford, are songs by two of England´s finest lyrical composers, Henry Purcell and John Dowland.

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