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Jacobean Lute Music / Jakob Lindberg

Dowland / Jakob Lindberg
Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2055  
Composer:  John DowlandThomas RobinsonRobert JohnsonRobert Johnson,   ... 
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

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The lute music from this period represents some of the best ever written for the instrument. Under Lindberg's fingers, and on his beloved Sixtus Rauwolf lute (c. 1590), even the relatively straightforward anonymous Scottish pieces included here are imbued with the same affecting lyricism he lavishes on the [other] works.

– Gramophone

***** (out of 5)
The sound of Jakob Lindberg's lute, made by Sixtus Rauwolf in the last decade of the 16th century, is unusually warm. A meticulously voiced recital that moves
Read more between court, theatre, and tavern. Lindberg conjures an age that was as perilous as it was rich in musical invention.

– BBC Music Magazine

JACOBEAN LUTE MUSIC Jakob Lindberg (lt) BIS 2055 (81:12)

Works by: DOWLAND, ROBINSON, R. JOHNSON, BACHELER, HELY, J. GAULTIER, ANONYMOUS

Jakob Lindberg here turns to familiar territory, and deals with it in exemplary, historically informed fashion. His phrasing is impeccable, and the articulation of multiple lines, always clear and balanced. Great reserves of color can be heard in the slower, longer works, such as the pavans by Robert Johnson and Danile Bacheler, while all the divisions in the many faster pieces are tossed off with deceptive ease, and on occasion, an appropriate dash of humor. Not the least of the disc’s charms is the program itself, cleverly varied by length, character, complexity, and textures over a succession of works.

In short, this is one of Lindberg’s most immediately accessible releases to date. I’ve heard him accused in the past of too great a sense of restraint, but never found this true, myself; and here there certainly is no room for that complaint. Without ever waxing sentimental, a rich vein of expressiveness should be obvious to all on this generously timed disc. Highly recommended.

FANFARE: Barry Brenesal
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Works on This Recording

1. The Battle Galliard by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2. Mr John Langton's Pavan, P 14 by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3. A Fancy by John Dowland
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4. Spanish Pavan by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5. Merry Melancholy by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
6. Gigue by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
7. Gagliarde by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
8. A Toy by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
9. A Gigue (29) by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
10. Walking in a Country Town by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
11. Row Well, you Mariners by Thomas Robinson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
12. Fantasia by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
13. A Pavin by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14. Pavan for Lute by Daniel Bacheler
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1616; England 
15. Mounsiers Almaine, Op. 40a by Daniel Bacheler
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; England 
16. La jeune fillette by Daniel Bacheler
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17. Courante for Lute by Daniel Bacheler
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
18. Fantasia for Lute by Cuthbert Hely
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
19. Saraband by Cuthbert Hely
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
20. Courante by Jacques Gaultier
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
21. Cloches by Jacques Gaultier
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
22. Scottish Huntsuppe by Anonymous
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1616; Scotland 
23. Prelude by Anonymous
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
24. John come kiss me now by Anonymous
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 

Sound Samples

A Fancy
The Schoole of Musicke: Merry Melancholy
The Schoole of Musicke: A Galliard
The Schoole of Musicke: Walking in a country town
The Schoole of Musicke: A Gigue
Pavan No. 2 in F Minor
A Scottish Dance [17th Century]
Draw Near to Me and Love Me [17th Century]
Hence to me Molly Gray [17th Century]
A Scottish Tune [17th Century]
Scottish Hunts Up [17th Century]
Monsieur's Almain
Fantasia
Saraband
Round Battle Galliard, P. 39
Prelude
Une Jeune Fillette
Courante in B-Flat Minor
Courante [1]
Cloches
Courante [2]
Pavan in D Major
Prelude [17th Century]
John Come Kiss Me Now [17th Century]
Fantasia
The Schoole of Musicke: The Spanish Pavin
The Schoole of Musicke: A Gigue
The Schoole of Musicke: A Toy
The Schoole of Musicke: Row well you Marriners
Mr. John Langton's Pavan, P. 14: Sir John Langton's Pavan

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