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John Dowland; his life and works

Poulton, Diana

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ISBN 10: 0520021096 / ISBN 13: 9780520021099
Published by University of California Press, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0520021096 Dust jacket condition: Very Good. Very nice clean copy. Text free of highlighting and writing. Tightly bound. This is the first full-length study of John Dowland, one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. His compositions were admired not only in England but throughout the greater part of Renaissance Europe and his reputation as a performer on the lute endowed him with almost legendary brilliance. After a temporary eclipse during the eighteenth and mnch of the nineteenth century, his genius is once again recognized so that he holds his rightful place as one of the greatest song-writers of all time. In the biographical section of this book Diana Poulton relies consistently on documentary evidence and in doing so she exposes the falsity of many long-held myths. She examines his music in its historical context and shows how Dowland?s genius, born of a long native tradition, was exposed to many different influences during the years he spent put of England. The bibliographical section gives a list of all Dowland?s known compositions and their concordances. Some compositions, not easily available in modern editions, are given in their entirety. Diana Poulton, herself a professional lutanist, has played an important part in restoring a knowledge of Dowland?s work to present-day audiences. For this book, the result of over thirty years? research, she has examined manuscripts and printed books in most of the important libraries of England, Europe and the United States. She has tabulated all known copies of the works and traced a remarkable number of references to Dowland. 520 pages. Dowland, John, 1563?-1626. Bookseller Inventory # 060437

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Title: John Dowland; his life and works

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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