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Nigel North

Nigel North

Renowned as one of the world's most respected lutenists Nigel North is has developed a unique musical life embracing work as a teacher, accompanist, soloist, director and writer.




Bach on the Lute Box Set
Bach on the Lute Box Set
A benchmark against which other Baroque lute recordings are measured. 

CKD 300  

Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
A superb collection of tracks from Linn's Super Audio CD catalogue. 

AKP 245  

Go From My Window
Go From My Window
A lovely CD of Dowland, Byrd and contemporaries which was awarded 'Editor's Choice' from Gramophone 

CKD 176  

Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records sampler with highlights from the Jazz, Classical and Scottish catalogue. 

AKP 175  

English Ayres by Thomas Campion
English Ayres by Thomas Campion
North teams up with Michael Chance to record Campion's songs with traditional lute accompaniment. 

CKD 105  

A Varietie of Lute Lessons
A Varietie of Lute Lessons
A superb collection of early music by Dowland and others, infused with life by the brilliant North 

CKD 097  

Bach On The Lute Volume 4
Bach On The Lute Volume 4
The final album in the triumphant and critically acclaimed Bach series from leading lutenist North. 

CKD 055  

Bach On The Lute Volume 3
Bach On The Lute Volume 3
Bach's lute music has never sounded better. Includes the Suites in C major, A minor and B Flat Major 

CKD 049  

Bach On The Lute Volume 2
Bach On The Lute Volume 2
The second volume of North's outstanding ''Bach on the Lute'' series including sonatas and partitas 

CKD 029  

Bach On The Lute Volume 1
Bach On The Lute Volume 1
The first in a series of four must-have recordings exploring the lute music of J.S. Bach. 

CKD 013  

Baroque Lute
Baroque Lute
North's well-received debut album for Linn, exploring the best lute music of the Baroque period. 

CKD 006  

Udite Amanti: 17th Century Italian Love Songs
Udite Amanti: 17th Century Italian Love Songs
Soprano Jill Feldman with lutenist Nigel North perform songs by Monteverdi, d'India and others. 

CKD 005  

Nigel North

Nigel North was initially inspired into music by the early 60's instrumental pop group ‘The Shadows', and went on to study classical music through the violin and guitar, eventually discovering his real path in life, the lute, when he was 15. Basically self-taught on the lute, he has for some 20 years developed a unique musical life which embraces several and varied activities as a teacher, accompanist, soloist and writer. He published a continuo tutor (Faber 1987) representing his work and passion for this subject.

The ensemble Romanesca was formed by Nigel, together with Andrew Manze (violin) and John Toll (harpsichord & organ) and for ten years (1988-1998) they explored, performed and recorded 17th century chamber music winning several international awards for their recordings.

Nigel North also enjoys accompanying singers and is an enthusiastic teacher. For over 20 years he was Professor of Lute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London; from 1993-1999 he was Professor at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and since January 1999 Nigel North has been Professor of Lute at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington in the USA.

New recording projects include, for NAXOS, the complete lute works of John Dowland (4 CDs); for ATMA Classique, a series of CDs of music by the 17th Cebtury French Lutenists; for ECM, Robert Dowland's "A Musical Banquet" with soprano, Monika Mauch.

From January 2005, in addition to his post in Bloomington, Nigel will also be teaching the Lute at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag, the Netherlands, and will be spending a little more of his  time back in Europe.

 


For further information - www.nigelnorth.com
Nigel North is interviewed in BBC Music Magazine
08 April 2009
North talks Dowland
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Goldberg Magazine
5 Stars
North's technique is flawless and his sense of voicing early 18th-century music is right on the mark. Highly recommended!
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Atlanta Audio Society
These works take on a wonderful new life.
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Klassik.com
'...hohen Musikalität, tiefen Verständnis, technischen Meisterschaft...'
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MusicWeb International
North is in his element here...
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
A natural eloquence
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The Observer
An excellent opportunity to acquire this reissued landmark recording at budget price.
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Klassik.com

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BBC Music Magazine
[North] plays with a winning combination of freedon and rigour
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Gramophone
Gramophone Editor's Choice
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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
one of the disc's highlights is the final track
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BBC Music Magazine
eloquently phrased and coloured playing
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Classic CD
Superb sound, seductive instrument...what are you waiting for?
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The Observer
Every note sparkles as North breathes life and passion into a beautiful collection.
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Yorkshire Post
Compelling, utterly musical
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Classic CD
North has clearly completely absorbed the style, and communicates this music with fluency and flair.
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Gramophone
No lover of Bach, the lute or indeed the cello, could fail to be enriched by this magnificent programme...
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Gramophone
...a maker of fine music that can be listened to purely for what it is.
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Classical Guitar
There are very few lutenists more compelling than Nigel North.
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Gramophone
These are performances that combine good style and intelligence with heart and sensibility
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