Elizabethan Lute Songs, Purcell’s Birthday Odes
25 Jan 2019
Composer: Byrd, Dowland, Johnson, Morley, Purcell, Wilson
Other participants: James Bowman, Robert Spencer, Dennis Nesbitt, Oliver Brookes, Norma Burrowes, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Robert Lloyd, David Munrow, The Early Music Consort of London
From the late 1960s the countertenor James Bowman was at the forefront of the early music revival. He made his London debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1967 and enjoyed a decade of work with David Munrow and the Early Music Consort, later collaborating with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music. In the early 1970s Bowman and the Early Music Consort made ground-breaking recordings of Medieval and Renaissance music, also pioneering historically accurate practice in music of the 17th century, notably with the album ‘Monteverdi’s Contemporaries’ (1976).