Eagles and Seven Tears
John Dowland

Eagles and Seven Tears

Bassano Quartet

Label: Aliud
Format: CD
Barcode: 8717775551010
Catalog number: ACDBL 872
Releasedate: 01-01-16
Second album by the recorder quartet Bassano Quartet, soloist is Daniël Brüggen, member of the Loeki Stardust Quartet.
After the successful first CD “Torres del Alma” with quartets from the Spanish Renaissance, the idea arose to create a second CD with new music and arrangements for the Eagle recorder and a unique performance of the 'Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares' of John Dowland with guest musician Daniël Brüggen. With this recording we aim to explore the extremes of the recorder quartet sound and forge new paths. Along with the medieval Aguila Altera, the classical flute quartets of Haydn happen to sound excellent on a modern Eagle recorder. Ronald Moelker has arranged a saxophone quartet from Bob Mintzer and written a Chorale for two Eagle altos, a tenor and a bass.
The Bassano Quartet plays on historically built consort recorders with a length up to almost 3 meters (worlds largest recorder). These hand built instruments come from the workshop of Adriana Breukink. Her instruments are played by famous players and ensembles all over the world. The Bassano Quartet is formed by Adriana Breukink, Ronald Moelker, Sanne Vos and Wolf Meyer. The quartet played in the Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg (Russia) to present their new cd. ‘Torres del Alma – Towers of the Soul’ with highlights of Spanish music from the 15th century manuscript Cancionero Musical de Palacio, around the mystic saint Teresa de Ávila from the 16th century and the 17th century Catalan composer Joan Cabanilles.