Carolyn Sampson - soprano and Matthew Wadsworth - lute
Online via Wigmore Hall Website
Anon, Dowland, Johnson, Purcell and Snowden
Soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth present a programme of some of their favourite 17th-century songs, touching all corners of society, from plaintive folk songs and ballads to the genius and depths of Dowland, Johnson and Purcell. Music has always been played and heard everywhere; in the street, at home, in religious settings and in the theatre, just like today. At the centre of the programme is Echos in air by Laura Snowden – a wonderfully hypnotic work for solo theorbo, written for Matthew Wadsworth in 2019.