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William Waters - Esaias Reusner: Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust (2017)

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William Waters - Esaias Reusner: Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust (2017)

William Waters - Esaias Reusner: Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 463 Mb | Total time: 121:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95242 | Recorded: 2016

Esiaias Reusner (1636-1679) is properly known as Reusner the younger. Born in Silesia in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War which was then ravaging Europe, he was taught by his father, who was a musician in the local ducal court. By the age of 12 young Esiaias had entered the service of the Swedish general Count Wittenberg as a page. Having moved around Europe in the employ of several aristocrats, he settled back in his home region by the age of 20 as lutenist to Georg III, Duke of Silesia. He retained this position for another 20 years before moving to Leipzig and then Berlin, where he died in 1679.

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)

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Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 500 Mb | Total time: 110:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-587 CD | Recorded: 1992

The Swedish lutenist, Jakob Lindberg, developed his first passionate interest in music through the Beatles. He started to play the guitar and soon became interested in the classical repertoire. From the age of 14 he studied with Jörgen Rörby who also gave him his first tuition on the lute. After reading music at Stockholm University he went to London to study at the Royal College of Music. Here he further developed his knowledge of the lute repertoire under the guidance of Diana Poulton and decided towards the end of his studies to concentrate on Renaissance and Baroque music.

Paul O'Dette - Baroque Lute Music, Vol. I: Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (2001)

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Paul O'Dette - Baroque Lute Music, Vol. I: Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (2001)

Paul O'Dette - Baroque Lute Music, Vol. I: Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 69:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HCX 3957020 | Recorded: 1989

O'Dette is unsurpassed among modern players in technical mastery of the lute, and indeed there is nothing in Kapsberger's music that is beyond him. More importantly, his touch is sure, his articulation is clean, and his tone is balanced in a way that brings Kapsberger's music into incredibly clear focus. O'Dette's interpretations fall on the ear in a way that makes them seem almost inevitable, as if this music should be played no other way.

Richard Stone, Tempesta Di Mare - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004)

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Richard Stone, Tempesta Di Mare - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004)

Richard Stone, Tempesta Di Mare - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Chandos-Chaconne | # CHAN 0707 | Time: 01:16:10

Like Sebastian Bach and François Couperin, Sylvius Leopold Weiss came from and continued a musical tradition. His father was Johann Jakob Weiss, his brother was Johann Sigismund Weiss, and his son was Johann Adolph Faustinius Weiss. Also, like Bach and Couperin, Sylvius Leopold was the most famous member of his musical clan, and during his long and distinguished career he taught a number of students who would become exceptional lutenists, Adam Falckenhagen and Johann Kropfgans among them. Following demands created by his exceptional reputation, Weiss traveled extensively before he settled at the court of Augustus the Strong in 1728; he remained there for the rest of his life. Weiss and Bach certainly met on more than one occasion as the latter visited his son Wilhelm Friedemann and also had an interest in music-making at the Saxon court. As a performer, Weiss was considered the finest of his time and many believed that his ability as a lutenist rivaled that of Bach as an organist and Scarlatti as a harpsichordist. His Berlin colleague, Ernst Gottlieb Baron, mentioned to a “Weissian Method,” probably a reference to his astounding and masterful technique, not to mention his style. Hundreds of Weiss’s works survive, chief among them six-movement sonatas or partitas that follow the accepted blueprint for the genre, i.e., Allemande, Courante, Bouree, Sarabande, Minuet, and Gigue.

Galanterie, John Schneiderman - Johann Kropfgans: Lute Concerto, Sonatas & Divertimentos (2005)

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Galanterie, John Schneiderman - Johann Kropfgans: Lute Concerto, Sonatas & Divertimentos (2005)

Johann Kropfgans: Lute Concerto, Sonatas & Divertimentos (2005)
Galanterie: John Schneiderman, lute; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; William Skeen, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Profil | # PH 05012 | Time: 01:09:20

The lute reigned supreme as the instrument of choice throughout the Renaissance, but waned in popularity in the seventeenth century as keyboard instruments became more refined and widespread. Yet, it held its own in the Baroque era in certain regions, particularly in France, where large quantities of dance suites were written. Toward the end of the century, the lute enjoyed something of a revival as it became extremely popular in German-speaking countries, and in regions of central Europe. Today, it has found a home as a continuo instrument, often preferred to the harpsichord for its rich and gentle tone, and its warmer sound. Artists such as Stephen Stubbs, Lucas Harris, Daniel Swenberg and Michael Fields have brought the Baroque Lute into a new daylight, championing, post-Renaissance compositions and making it the continuo instrument of choice in a large body of vocal and chamber music. This disc of works by Johann Kropfgans brings the lute into prominence as a chamber music partner, and although the pieces are simple and most likely intended originally for amateurs, this fine ensemble brings the music to life with all the care and dedication that one might expect to go into a disc of Bach or Handel.

Jakob Lindberg - Jan Antonín Losy: Note d’oro - Lute Music (2020)

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Jakob Lindberg - Jan Antonín Losy: Note d’oro - Lute Music (2020)

Jakob Lindberg - Jan Antonín Losy: Note d’oro - Lute Music (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 82:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | BIS-SACD-2462 | Recorded: 2018

Jan Antonín Losy was born around 1650 of a prosperous Bohemian family. After the death of his father, the first Count of Losinthal, he inherited not only his title but also considerable wealth. He was therefore able to devote his life to music, and his skill as a lutenist became famous throughout Europe. Unlike professional players, Losy had no need to sell or publish his music but fortunately it has survived in numerous manuscript copies. Today we have almost 200 pieces by Count Losy, many of which once belonged together in larger suites or partitas.

Yasunori Imamura - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2006)

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Yasunori Imamura - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2006)

Yasunori Imamura - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 74:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Claves | 50-2613 | Recorded: 2005

This attractively presented disc is not the same one recorded by Japanese-French lutenist Yasunori Imamura for the Capriccio label in 1998, even though the keys of the two lute sonatas, and the presence of a central pair of shorter works, makes the program look almost identical. Sylvius Leopold Weiss was nearly an exact contemporary of Bach's, and the notes by Beat Hänggi contend that were it not for the difficulty and obscurity of the lute, he would be nearly as well known as today. That's hard to swallow, considering the versatility of Bach's talents and the fact that Weiss occupies one small corner of the Baroque musical universe. Nevertheless, Bach is thought to have admired Weiss' playing, and may have written lute music for him. The comparison has some validity.

Konrad Junghänel Edition [10CDs] (2016)

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Konrad Junghänel Edition [10CDs] (2016)

Konrad Junghänel Edition [10CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,81 Gb | Total time: 11:25:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88985337552 | Recorded: 1982-1995

Der Dirigent und Lautenist Konrad Junghändel ist durch seine Zusammenarbeit mit mit Ensembles wie Les Arts Florissants, La Petite Bande, Musica Antiqua Köln bekannt geworden. Die fortgesetzte Beschäftigung mit der vokalen Musik des Barock führte Junghänel 1987 zur Gründung des Vokalensembles Cantus Cölln, das sich innerhalb kürzester Zeit zu einem der führenden Ensembles entwickelte. Diese limitierte Edition umfasst 10 Alben mit herausragenden Aufnahmen Junghänels für das Label DHM, 6 davon als Lautenist, 4 mit Cantus Cölln.

Zak Ozmo - Vincenzo Galilei: The Well-tempered Lute - Libro d'intavolature di liuto (2016)

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Zak Ozmo - Vincenzo Galilei: The Well-tempered Lute - Libro d'intavolature di liuto (2016)

Žak Ozmo - Vincenzo Galilei: The Well-tempered Lute - Libro d'intavolature di liuto (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68017 | Time: 01:03:01

This recording of lute music may be of most interest to fans of the lute and of the Renaissance-Baroque transition era, but it will be of considerable interest to them: it marks the first recording of the Libro d'intavolature di liuto, or Book of Lute Tablatures, of Vincenzo Galilei (1584). Galilei was the father of none other than astronomer Galileo. The work is given the title The Well-Tempered Lute here; that was not Galilei's title, but the music was apparently the first collection intended to demonstrate the possibilities of equal temperament that Bach would exploit so dramatically a century and a half later. Some scholars have opined that this was a primarily theoretical work; as music, it is both technically difficult and a little monotonous, consisting of groups of dances that may or may not have been danced to. Lutenist Žak Ozmo makes a good case for these little pieces as performer's music, differentiating learned counterpoint from works of a more expressive character.

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)

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Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 330 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 194 MB | 01:16:26
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

This is now the third disc I have heard by the master lutenist Jakob Lindberg of the eloquent music of Sylvius Weiss. Weiss sweetly combines elegance and sentiment in a manner that is both intellectually and sensually satisfying. To my ears, Lindberg portrays the music perfectly, the sensitive Sarabande in the Sonata in C as well as the ensuing minuet, the tension of the opening of the Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy as well as the devastatingly sober theme. The Tombeau is an almost 12-minute piece at a tempo that crawls rather than walks, and yet it holds the attention.

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)

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Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 73:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-1524 CD | Recorded: 2005

In 1991 lutenist Jakob Lindberg bought a very special instrument – one of the rare extant lutes by Sixtus Rauwolf, built c. 1590. The restoration of the lute took several years and was rather painstaking: for some repairs they even used ancient wood from the library in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Considering the great age of the instrument it was nevertheless in good shape and is now probably the only one in the world that, retaining its original soundboard, is in playable condition.

Toyohiko Satoh - Iki and Style Brisé: French Baroque Lute Music (2019)

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Toyohiko Satoh -  Iki and Style Brisé: French Baroque Lute Music (2019)

Toyohiko Satoh - Iki and Style Brisé: French Baroque Lute Music (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 58:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carpe Diem | CD16320 | Recorded: 2018

This new release features French baroque lute music played by lutenist Toyohiko Satoh on an original instrument from 1611. On this album, Toyohiko Satoh explores the musical connection between the French Style Brise and the Japanese aesthetics of Iki, creating a unique new interpretation of the French lute repertoire. The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh (????) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing, including 35 years teaching as a professor for lute at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands. Besides being a performer, he is also composing music for chamber ensembles and solo lute, as well as researching and writing about music.