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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)
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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.

Alberto Crugnola - German Lute Music of the 18th Century [4CDs] (2012)

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Alberto Crugnola - German Lute Music of the 18th Century [4CDs] (2012)

Alberto Crugnola - German Lute Music of the 18th Century [4CDs] (2012)
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Classical | Label: Christophorus | # CHR77355 | Recorded: 2005-2008

Lute music in Germany is closely associated with the name Silvius Leopold Weiss who influenced generations of lutenists with his outstanding compositions and was the cornerstone of German lute music. As his oeuvre has already enjoyed a wide distribution and substantial appreciation, this anthology only touches on a few individual works as reference points and places a greater focus on Weiss’s musical environment and legacy. A particular focus is given to Bayreuth which developed into a regional cultural centre for the lute thanks to the encouragement of the Margravine Wilhelmine, the sister of Frederick the Great.