Another great piece from John Dowland excellently interpreted by Anthony Stavrinos

I have read a bit about John Dowland from a book called John Dowland by Diana Poulton.

John Dowland lived around 1590 and was born in the city of Westminster and worked in the Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel. He probably died in Denmark in 1615.

According to Poulton (166), this tune is about a lover that lost his love,

"Fortune, my Foe, Why dost thou frown on me? 
And will thy favours never better be?
Wilt thou, I say, for ever breed my pain?
And wilt thou not restore my joys again?"

If you liked this piece, listen to another John Dowland song, also played by Anthony “Lady Rich Galliard” here.

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