Theresia Bothe
 &
Peter Croton


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baroque/classical
Theresia Bothe and Peter Croton have performed together frequently since 2003 (for example at the Rheingau Music Festival, Kultursommer Nordhessen  and the Festival des Cordes Sensible). They are both classically trained musicians with a background in folk and popular music, and are in the unique position to demonstrate that quality music has no borders. Their repertoire includes music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, as well as original compositions and folk music from various countries. Their first CD, "Love Songs from Five Centuries - from Baroque to Folk", is available from Centaur Records, their second CD, "I'll sing a song for you", exclusively with songs by Peter, was released  Zah Zah (Guild), their third CD, with special guest Derek Lee Ragin, "Remembrance of Things Past", lute solos and songs by John Dowland & Peter Croton has been released by Guild, and their newest CD "THE LUTE PLAYER and other songs", with songs by Peter, has just been released by Centaur.


Program Suggestions

                                            Theresia Bothe – soprano
                        Peter Croton – lute, baroque & romantic Guitar
 


Love songs from five centuries

Joy, longing, pain and melancholy from England, Spain, Italy and America. Works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Claudio Monteverdi, Mauro Giuliani, Peter Croton, as well as folk songs from various countries. This program includes  music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods, as well as traditional and newly composed music.

A musical journey through 17th century Europe
From England to Germany, France, Spain and Italy, with works by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Etienne Moulinié, José Marin, Juan Hidalgo, Claudio Monteverdi and Girolamo Frescobaldi.

English poetry and Spanish temperament
Music from the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, José Marin, Juan Hidalgo, Fernando Sor and Peter Croton, as well as traditional and newly composed folk music.

Spanish temperament and Italian passion
Music from the 17th, 19th and 20th centuries by José Marin, Juan Hidalgo, Claudio Monteverdi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani, as well as traditional and newly composed folk music.

Life and torment, Love and Loss
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erman and English songs from the 17th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Works by Johann Philipp Krieger, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Franz Schubert, Carl Maria von Weber, John Dowland, Henry Purcell and Peter Croton.

The world of sacred music
Sacred music from various time periods by Barbara Strozzi, Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, John Dowland, as well as American Gospels und Spirituals.