Nicholas Phan, Michael Leopold, Ann Marie Morgan - A Painted Tale (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 323 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 172 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:34
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Avie Records | Catalog: AV 2325
The songs of late Renaissance and early Baroque England have been sliced and diced in various ways in concert and recorded programming, but the configuration here seems to be unique. The tenor Nicholas Phan, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, devised the program himself: pointing out "how little human experience has changed over the centuries" and that Dowland's melancholia had much in common with the Romantics' veneration of the lovesick solitary hero (both debatable ideas, but both stimulating), he assembles what he calls a pastiche song cycle from compositions by Purcell, Dowland, John Blow, and other lesser-known lights.