Rufus Müller and Daniel Swenberg


January 22, 2017 | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, Arizona

In 1610, John Dowland’s son, Robert, published A Musicall Banquet - Furnished with a varietie of delicious Ayres, collected out of the best authors in English, French, Spanish and Italian. This was the first broad collection of lute songs to be published in England, a veritable tasting menu of the finest repertoire of England and the Continent.

This program features English-German tenor, Rufus Müller, acclaimed by The New York Times following a performance in Carnegie Hall as “...easily the best tenor I have heard in a live Messiah.” In demand for lieder, oratorio and opera, Mr. Müller has worked with leading conductors including Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan, Gustav Leonhardt, and Philippe Herreweghe. He has given solo recitals around the world, including the Wigmore Hall and the Barbican in London, as well as in Munich, Tokyo, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Salzburg and New York.

Daniel Swenberg specializes in historical plucked strings: Renaissance and Baroque lutes, theorbos, Baroque and 19th-century guitars, and Baroque mandolino. He performs throughout North America with leading ensembles and artists, including the Metropolitan Opera, Les Violons du Roy, Musica Pacifica, Piffaro, and Tafelmusik. Mr. Swenberg is currently on the faculty of Juilliard.

Presented with the generous support of the Tucson Desert Song Festival.