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Desmond Dupre


Desmond Dupré was a pioneer within the overall performance of lute and viola da gamba through the twentieth hundred years early music revival. After learning chemistry at Oxford, he started his musical teaching in the Royal University of Music in 1946, where he analyzed cello with Ivor Wayne and tranquility with Herbert Howells. The next year, he trained himself the viol and began to perform expertly like a guitarist and in addition like a cellist using the Boyd Neel Orchestra. In 1950, he produced his to begin many recordings with Alfred Deller, associated him on your guitar. After teaching himself the lute, he utilized that instrument for even more collaborations with Deller, including a 1951 Wigmore Hall debut recital, and became the very first president from the Lute Culture (1956-1973). Dupré performed frequently with additional leading early music organizations, like the Julian Bream Consort, the Jacobean Consort of Viols, and Musica Reservata. He documented Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord with Thurston Dart, and Dart reconstructed a Handel concerto for lute and harp, which Dupré premiered.

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Died August 16, 1974, Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Profession Musician
Education Royal College of Music
Nationality English
Music Songs The Three Ravens, O Mistress Mine, Calleno custure me, Can She Excuse My Wrongs, Who's Going to Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot, The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies, A Toye, The Glory of the Arcadian Groves, For Three Viols, Pavan - For Four Viols, Messe in B Minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei, Go From My Window, Full Fathom Five, I Care Not for These Ladies, Of All the Birds That I Do, If Ever I More Riches Did Desire, Where the Bee Sucks, From Silent Night, Floro e Tirsi, Clori e Lisa, Lute and Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 6: I. Andante allegro, II. Larghetto, III. Allegro moderato, Up Tails All, Fantasia in C for Four Viols, Cantata in E-Flat Major, BWV 54 "Widerstehe doch der Sünde": I. Aria: Widerstehe doch der Sünde, Cantata, BWV 170 "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust": V. Aria: Mir ekelt mehr zu leben, Alexander's Feast - Concerto Grosso in C major: I. Allegro, II. Adagio, III. Allegro, IV. Andante, non Presto, The Fairy Queen, Z. 629: Secrecie's Song, Mystery's Song, First Book of Ayres: It Was a Lover and His Lass, A Pilgrimes Solace: No. 10, From Silent Night, True Register of Moans, Pandolpho I. "Pour Down, You Pow'rs Divine", Nuove musiche : Amarilli, mia bella, Sonata of Three Parts, No. 10 in A Major, Z. 799
Albums Elizabethan and Jacobean Music, The Three Ravens - Elizabethan Folk & Minstrel Songs, Folksongs, Bach: Agnus Dei & Cantates BWV 54 & 170 - Œuvres de Purcell, Dowland, Parsons, Campian & Bartlett (Les indispensables de Diapason), Handel: Concerto for Harp and Lute No. 6 in B flat, Op.4 - Concerto for Harp No. 5 in F, Op.4 - Concerto Grosso in C "Alexander's Feast" (Remastered), Handel: Lute and Harp Concerto in B-flat major, Etc., Scarlatti: Two Duet Cantatas, Shakespeare Songs, Elizabethan and Jacobean Music (Mono Version), Buxtehude, Campion, Da Milano: Cantatas & Other Works (Mono Version)

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