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Desmond Dupré

fl, 1916-1974 GB, London
Musician of Classical and Rock

Desmond Dupré (19 December 1916, London — 16 August 1974, Tonbridge, Kent) was an English lutenist and a prominent figure in the 20th century revival of early music. He was known particularly for his recordings on lute and viola da gamba, notably with counter-tenor Alfred Deller.He was a regular performer with many leading early music groups, including the Julian Bream Consort, the Jacobean Consort of Viols, and Musica Reservata. He recorded 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.

        
Instruments
  • Flute
  • Violin
  • Viola da gamba
  • Tenor sax
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Classical
  • Rock
  • Reggae
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
3 Parts upon a Ground, Z.731 on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Sonata in F Major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810: I. Largo on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Sonata in F Major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810: V. Allegro on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Sonata in F Major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810: II. Adagio on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Sonata in F Major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810: III. Canzona on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Sonata in F Major 'Golden Sonata', Z.810: IV. Grave on Henry Purcell: Essential Works by Henry Purcell & Various Artists
Traditional: Greensleeves on Altus: From Castrato to Countertenor by Various Artists
Where the bee sucks (The Tempest) - 1995 Remastered Version on The Very Best of English Song by Various Artists
Greensleeves (solo lute verse at end cut) - 1995 Remastered Version on The Very Best of English Song by Various Artists
The Willow Song (Othello) - 1995 Remastered Version on The Very Best of English Song by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Pieces De Violes (Suite No. 1 In E Minor / Suite No. 2 In A Major)François Couperin, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart, Dennis Nesbitt2000Album
Inoubliable Alfred Deller. A PortraitAlfred Deller, Wieland Kuijken, William Christie, David Munrow, Richard Lee, Desmond Dupré, Robert Elliott, Robert Spencer, The Consort Of Six, Henry Purcell, John Dowland1995Album
Masterworks For The HarpGranville Jones, Philomusica Of London, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart, Carl Pini, Sir Neville Marriner, Marisa Robles1993Compil.
The Three Ravens (Elizabethan Folks & Minstrel Songs)Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré1991Compil.
Oude Muziek Rond De JanskerkAlfred Deller • Frans Brüggen • Vocal Ensemble Quink • Desmond Dupré • Robert Spencer1981Album
George Frideric Handel * The Water MusicPhilomusica Of London, Granville Jones, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart1978Album
Three Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba and HarpsichordJohann Sebastian Bach, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart1974Album
The Three Viola da Gamba SonatasJohann Sebastian Bach, Desmond Dupré, Thurston Dart1974Album
Folk SongsAlfred Deller, Mark Deller, Desmond Dupré1972Album
Shakespeare Songs And Consort MusicAlfred Deller, Deller Consort, Desmond Dupré1967Album
"Awake Sweet Love" Airs & Partsongs of John DowlandJohn Dowland - Deller Consort, Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré1966Album
Vanguard Everyman Classics Album of Beloved SongsDeller Consort, Alfred Deller, Desmond Dupré1964Album
The Cruel Mother And Other English Ballads And FolksongsAlfred Deller With Desmond Dupré, Deller Consort1961Album
Songs Fom Shakespeare (English Traditional Songs V)Elisabeth Robinson, Philip Todd, Desmond Dupré1960Single
Concerto For Harp And Lute In B Flat, Op. 4 No. 6 / Concerto For Harp In F, Op. 4 No. 5 / Concerto Grosso In C (Alexander's Feast)Georg Friedrich Händel / Osian Ellis (Harp), Desmond Dupré (Lute), Granville Jones Directing Philomusica Of London1960Album
HandelPhilomusica Of London, Granville Jones, Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupré1960Album
Western Wind And Other Folk SongsAlfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, John Sothcott1959Single
Western Wind And Other English Folk SongsAlfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, John Sothcott1958Album
Songs Of Henry Purcell / Two Cantatas Of Alessandro ScarlattiHenry Purcell, Alessandro Scarlatti, Helen Watts, Thurston Dart, Desmond Dupré1958Album
Two Duet CantatasAlessandro Scarlatti - Jennifer Vyvyan & Elsie Morison, Thurston Dart, Desmond Dupré1957Album
Italian SongsAlfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, George Malcolm1956Album
Music Of Buxtehude & Lutenist SongsDieterich Buxtehude, Alfred Deller, Denis Vaughan, Eileen McLoughlin, Maurice Bevan, Eli Goren, Leonard Friedman, Anna Shuttleworth, Desmond Dupré1956Album
The Three Ravens (Songs Of Folk And Minstrelsy Out Of Elizabethan England)Alfred Deller With Desmond Dupré1955Album
Shakespeare Songs And Lute SolosAlfred Deller & Desmond Dupré1955Album
The Wraggle Taggle GipsiesAlfred Deller, Desmond Dupré, Taylor Recorder ConsortAlbum
Music Of Love And FriendshipJohn Dowland, Desmond Dupré, The Saltire Music GroupAlbum
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