Those who’ve read my recent post on the eternal battle of populism versus classicism, and how the twain shall ne’er meet, and as a result would like to hear a little Dowlandâ€”a mental and emotional leap along the lines of listening to a Radio 4 woman’s hour documentary on gynÃ¦cology and thinking: yes, tonight’s the night that I visit that new singles’ bar on George Streetâ€”might want to try before they buy Sting’s new compilation. rgl, for one, is scarcely a fan of Mr Sumner.
So if you’re of that particular bent, then hie you to Early Modern Whale’s discussion of Dowland’s duet for one lute. He links to a sample of two Japanese musicians playing that piece. Unfortunately his link to the whole archive is now broken, and broken in a manner of glyphs I find utterly undecipherable. The rest of their site survives, however, and in English.