John Dowland

New Sounds

Dowland's Tears

Thursday, September 11, 2014

For this New  Sounds, hear music based on themes of tears and melancholy, including John Dowland's hit song, and trombone music from Austria.

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It’s almost a theme and variations edition of New Sounds, taking John Dowland’s “Flow My Tears” as a starting point and playing on the theme of tears and melancholy.  Hear mostly instrumental works based on Dowland’s “Lachrimae” pieces, the best known of which is probably "Flow my Tears," - and it eventually had words.  There’s multiple moods and variations on tears from Austrian trombonist Christian Muthspiel and an all-star quartet of musicians who “are at home in the worlds of both composed music as well as improvisation and jazz.”


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