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The Dowland Project: Romaria

Read "Romaria" reviewed by Martin Gladu

"Genuinely knowing ourselves always involves knowing how others see us...The meaning of a culture reveals itself in its plenitude only through encounter and contact with a culture different, even alien to it." writes ECM founder Manfred Eicher in Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM (Granta, 2007).Besides a similarity to Lacanian thinking, these words lay out the founding philosophical precepts governing Eicher's highly-regarded enterprise.Yet another example of his trailblazing steerage and vision, the Dowland Project's Romaria builds ...

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The Dowland Project: Romaria

Read "Romaria" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tenor John Potter, late of the Hilliard Ensemble, formed the Dowland Project in 2003 ostensibly to record the music of Medieval English composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Dowland has several modern benefactors, including Paul O'Dette, Jakob Lindberg and Nigel North. These artists have concentrated on the letter of Dowland, making faithful reproductions of his music with sensitivity toward period music practices. With an eye to the past, Potter and group proceed forward, allowing for an airy creative freedom promoting improvisation within ...


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