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The Queen’s Masque (Coviello Classics)

The music can’t fail to entertain, but the performances are not really satisfying [JV]

Ruby Hughes (soprano): End of My Days (BIS)

An outstanding recital; elegantly conceived, ideally recorded and beautifully performed [RHa]

Alexander Chance (alto): Drop not, mine eyes (Linn Records)

Chance is a foremost representative of his generation in the falsetto range [JV]

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Dowland: Lachrimae (Challenge Classics)

A sexy Italianate take on these pieces [DMD]

Frederica von Stade Song Recital Sony78516

Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano) Song Recital (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) One of the most sheerly beautiful and instantly recognisable mezzos of the last fifty years [RMo]

Dowland: [Complete] Lachrimae (Alpha Classics)

A fine survey of the Lachrimae with rather more verve and better balance than other options [RMo]

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Lovesick (Signum Classics)

A beautiful recital of mostly rare 17th Century songs on an immortal subject [GH]

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Lovesick (Signum Classics)

Lovely love songs, best taken in small doses for maximum effect [GF]