Four- Hundred-Year-Old Music on Today’s Music Charts

Peter Zimmermann [Deutsche Welle, 15 April 2006]
While the whole world is celebrating Mozart this year, a Berlin classical music festival took a different approach: Organizers chronicled everything from early German vocal music to Brahms’ famous “Requiem.”
The 10-day early music festival saw performances of the first German ever opera libretto as well as world premieres of avant-garde music. Nigel North, Hopkinson Smith and Paul OíDette — the best lutenists in the world — played music by the greatest lute player and composer of all time: John Dowland.