William Lawes: Harp Consorts - David Greenberg (violin); Les Voix Humaines; Margaret Little (viola da gamba); Maxine Eilander (harp);...
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  2. Suite for 2 lutes (after René Meseangeau)
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William Lawes was one of the most prolific composers of chamber music during the Caroline Era, whose life ended not long after the era itself did. A committed Royalist whose music was written for the lavish entertainments of the Royal Court, Lawes died defending his king at the Siege of Chester, which began in September 1645. Toward the end of his career as a court composer, Lawes composed 11 remarkable consort sets for harp, violin, viol, bass viol, and continuo that are absolutely unique in whole of English consort music, ...

William Lawes: Harp Consorts 2008, ATMA Classique

UPC: 722056237222

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