John Johnson, Anthony Holborne & Yavor Genov - Orpheus Anglorum: Lute Music by John Johnson and Anthony Holborne (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 329 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 27 | Time: 72:22 min
John Johnson and Antony Holborne share much in common, in their music and probably career, but this disc, in setting their work side by side, reveals their individual style and approach to the instrument. It is assumed that they both were born in the 1540s, without authoritative record, but their work in the royal court of the 1560s is attested. Johnson made his career as an accomplished performer, while Holborne’s energies were focused on writing for the instrument.