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Nigel North

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Born: June 5, 1954   Country: England  
English lutenist Nigel North picked up the lute in the late 1960s while studying guitar at the Guildhall School of Music. At the time, this was viewed as "slacking" to some extent, as the lute was then largely regarded as a historical curiosity rather than a pursuit that was liable to earn one a teaching position. But North found his voice in the lute and stuck with it, and managed to land a position as lute player within the Early Music Consort Read more of London during the last part of its existence under David Munrow. North also backed up legendary countertenor Alfred Deller in some of his final recordings. As the period performance movement began to take off in the wake of Munrow's death, North was able to find work playing continuo parts in ensembles such as Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, and le Grande Ecurie. In 1975 the Guildhall School of Music appointed North to the position of lute instructor, even though he was still a student at the time. He held this position for 21 years.

North's career as a solo artist on recordings began in 1978 with a L'Oiseau Lyre disc of music by Robert de Visée. Since then he has recorded most frequently (and arguably, best) with Linn Records in the U.K., but North has also appeared as a soloist on discs released by the Saydisc and Arcana labels. In 1988 North co-founded the ensemble Romanesca with violinist Andrew Manze and continuo keyboardist Toll. Together they recorded some of the finest discs of violin-led Baroque chamber music ever for Harmonia Mundi, including multi-award winning sets of works by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Antonio Vivaldi, and Johann Rosenmüller. Unfortunately, when Manze accepted directorship of the Academy of Ancient Music in 1998, Romanesca's activity came to a close, and with the death of John Toll in 2001, their recorded output appears finite. North left the Guildhall School in 1996 and spent three years teaching at the Hochschule der Künst in Berlin. In 1999, North joined the faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington as a professor in the Early Music Institute there. Read less
Dowland: Lute Music Vol 1 / Nigel North
Release Date: 06/20/2006   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557586   Number of Discs: 1
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Dowland: Lute Music Vol 2 / Nigel North
Release Date: 12/12/2006   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557862   Number of Discs: 1
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Dowland: Pavans, Galliards And Almains / Nigel North
Release Date: 12/11/2007   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570449   Number of Discs: 1
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Dowland: Lute Music Vol 4 / Nigel North
Release Date: 03/31/2009   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570284   Number of Discs: 1
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The Best Of Dowland / North, Rickards, Rose Consort Of Viols
Release Date: 06/30/2009   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8556840   Number of Discs: 1
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    Dolcissima Et Amorosa
    Label: Bgs (British Guitar Society)   Catalog: 122 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Canova da Milan,  Jacques Arcadelt
    Performer:  Nigel North
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    Handel: Complete Orchestral Recordings / Pinnock
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001923802 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Christian Rutherford,  Anthony Halstead,  Simon Standage,  David Reichenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Henry Purcell: Music For A While
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2012129 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Nigel North,  Richard [Viola da Gamba] Boothby,  Maggie Cole,  Michael Chance
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    Awake, Sweet Love - An Anthology of Lute Music
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94710 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Alessandro Piccinini,  Giovanni Kapsberger  ... 
    Performer:  Jakob Lindberg,  Mario D'Agosto,  Francesca Torelli,  Luciano Contini  ... 
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    Cantabile - Weiss: Sonatas / Nigel North
    Label: Bgs (British Guitar Society)   Catalog: 120 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Silvius Leopold Weiss
    Performer:  Nigel North
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    Dowland: Lute Songs / Alfred Deller, Robert Spencer
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 50244 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Dowland
    Performer:  Alfred Deller,  Robert Spencer,  Nigel North
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Six
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    100 Best British Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27315 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Thomas Tallis,  John Goss,  Charles Villiers Stanford  ... 
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré,  Hugh Bean,  Gerald Moore,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    Stravaganza - Vivaldi: 55 Concertos / Pinnock, English Concert [7-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001676702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Trevor Pinnock,  Lisa Beznosiuk,  David Reichenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    The Very Best Of English Song
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 80513 Release Date: 04/03/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  John Ireland,  Charles Hubert Parry,  Roger Quilter  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker,  Gerald Moore,  Thomas Allen,  Geoffrey Parsons  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Simon Rattle,  Steuart Bedford  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Fretwork,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Lumieres - Music Of The Enlightenment [30-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908601 Release Date: 10/01/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg,  Véronique Gens,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Marie McLaughlin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Daniel Reuss,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus  ... 
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  • 11.
    The Heart Trembles With Pleasure - Weiss: Lute Music / Nigel North
    Label: Bgs (British Guitar Society)   Catalog: 119 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Silvius Leopold Weiss
    Performer:  Nigel North
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    Biber: Violin Sonatas / Manze, North, Toll, Romanesca
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 507344 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz Biber
    Performer:  Nigel North,  Andrew Manze,  John Toll
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesca
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    A Golden Treasury Of Baroque Music - Tartini, Quantz, Et Al
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 68 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Thomas Augustine Arne,  George Frideric Handel,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Lisa Beznosiuk,  Nigel North,  Barry Mason,  Robert Woolley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nouveau Quartet,  Preston's Pocket,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata
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    A Golden Treasury Of Flute Music / Beznosiuk, Ikeda, Et Al
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 70 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Thomas Augustine Arne,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Mauro Giuliani  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Burnett,  Jennifer Ward-Clarke,  Stephen Preston,  Mark Caudle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nouveau Quartet,  Preston's Pocket,  Cambridge Baroque Camerata  ... 
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    A Golden Treasury Of Renaissance Music
    Label: Saydisc   Catalog: 65 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  King VIII Henry,  Christopher Tye,  William Cornysh,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Paula Chateauneuf,  Suzie LeBlanc,  Deborah Roberts,  Richard [Bass Vocals] Wistreich  ... 
    Conductor:  James Wood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Antiqua of London,  Fretwork,  The York Waits  ... 
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    Guitar Collection / Nigel North, Maggie Cole
    Label: Amon Ra   Catalog: 18 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alonso de Mudarra,  Le Roy/Ballard,  Luis de Milan,  Luis de Narváez  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel North,  Maggie Cole
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    Robert Johnson: The Prince's Almain And Other Dances For Lute / Nigel North
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572178 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Johnson
    Performer:  Nigel North
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    50 Best Baroque
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57503 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Jeremiah Clarke,  John Dowland,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  Gérard Lesne,  Susan Graham,  Christopher Robson  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury,  Richard Hickox,  Andrew Parrott,  Emmanuelle Haïm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Taverner Players,  Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble  ... 
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    Dowland: Complete Lute Music / Nigel North
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8504016 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  John Dowland,  Nigel North
    Performer:  Nigel North
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    The Art Of The Violin / Andrew Manze
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2907541 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Jean-Féry Rebel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Arcangelo Corelli
    Performer:  Richard Egarr,  Andrew Manze,  Jaap ter Linden,  Nigel North  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  English Concert
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  • 21.
    The Best Of Dowland / North, Rickards, Rose Consort Of Viols
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556840 Release Date: 06/30/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland
    Performer:  Catherine King,  Jacob Heringman,  Dorothy Linell,  Steven Rickards  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rose Consort of Viols
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  • 22.
    Dowland: Lute Music Vol 4 / Nigel North
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570284 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Dowland
    Performer:  Nigel North
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  • 23.
    Musical Banquet - Dowland, Caccini, Guédron, Holborne, Etc / Monica Mauch, Nigel North
    Label: Ecm   Catalog: 001133902 Release Date: 11/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Giulio Caccini,  Pierre Guédron,  Domenico Maria Melli  ... 
    Performer:  Monika Mauch,  Nigel North
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  • 24.
    Vivaldi: Concerti -
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 419615 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Milan Turkovic,  Roy Goodman,  Nigel North  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Handel: Overtures / Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 419219 Release Date: 05/15/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Anthony Halstead,  Christian Rutherford,  Simon Standage,  David Reichenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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