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Event 05: Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford

St Olave's Church, Marygate
Saturday 6 July 3:30pm

Adults £17.00 | Concessions £15.00  SOLD OUT 


The Art of Melancholy

Through many of Dowland's songs there runs a deep vein of melancholy that speaks beyond the fashions of the time. In the past, such melancholy was often linked to manic states or periods of creativity, but by also embracing Dowland's output as a vent of personal experience and expression we can immediately engage in a dialogue with him and both his poetry and music may be richer for it. This recital, placing his songs amongst those of contemporaries such as Robert Johnston, Thomas Campion and John Danyel, throws open a window on the famous quotation from Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), that melancholy is 'known to few, unknown to fewer'.

"Iestyn Davies's performance was, as usual with that amazing singer, beautiful and compelling beyond words”. The Independent

 

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