15 Apr 2006

Four- Hundred-Year-Old Music on Today's Music Charts


Peter Zimmermann [Deutsche Welle, 15 April 2006]

While the whole world is celebrating Mozart this year, a Berlin classical music festival took a different approach: Organizers chronicled everything from early German vocal music to Brahms' famous "Requiem."

The 10-day early music festival saw performances of the first German ever opera libretto as well as world premieres of avant-garde music. Nigel North, Hopkinson Smith and Paul O’Dette -- the best lutenists in the world -- played music by the greatest lute player and composer of all time: John Dowland.