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Weiss: Lute Music / Jakob Lindberg


Release Date: 05/30/2006 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1524   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

15 years ago lutenist Jakob Lindberg bought a very special instrument - one of the four extant lutes by Sixtus Rauwolf, built c.1560. The restoration of the lute took several years and was rather painstaking: for some repairs they een 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 orignal soundboard, is in playable condition. This unique feature Lindberg has wanted to celebrate by recording music suitable for the instrument. Once upon a time, probably in 1715, this lute was equipped with a new neck allowing for a greater number of courses. This makes it perfect for the lute Read more works of Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), famous among his contemporaries as the finest lutenist of his generation. (There is some reason to believe that Bach composed a couple of his works for solo lute after having met Weiss in 1739.) Weiss was also the most prolific of all lute composers: some 600 pieces have survived, whcih may amount to half of his entire production for the instrument. Most of the pieces on this disc are early works, grouped in suites - or Sonatas as Weiss himself termed them - by the composer himself or, in some cases, by Jakob Lindberg. Included are some of Weiss's best-known works, e.g. the 'Fantasie in C minor' as well as one of his rare fuguges for lute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prelude for Lute in E flat major by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Chaconne for Lute in E flat major by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3. Suite for Lute in C minor by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 16 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Lute in B flat major by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 24 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5. Prelude and Fugue for Lute in D minor by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6. Suite for Lute no 25 in A minor "L'Infidele" by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719 
Length: 19 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude in E flat major
Ciaccona in E flat major
Fantasia in C minor: Fantasy in C minor
Sonata No. 7 in C minor: I. Allemande
Sonata No. 7 in C minor: II. Courante
Sonata No. 7 in C minor: III. Sarabande
Sonata No. 7 in C minor: IV. Gavotte
Sonata No. 7 in C minor: V. Gigue
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: I. Prelude
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: II. Overture
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: III. Courante
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: IV. Bourree
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: V. Sarabande
Sonata No. 4 in B flat major: VI. Presto
Prelude in D minor
Fugue in D minor
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": I. Entree
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": II. Courante
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": III. Sarabande
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": IV. Menuet
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": V. Musette
Sonata No. 29 in A minor, "L'Infidele": VI. Paysanne

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