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Bach: Lute Prelude Bwv 999, Lute Suite Bwv 995, Etc / Peter Croton


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7321   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Peter Croton
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Guild is pleased to announce that it is expanding its early music catalogue with an outstanding new release of music by Johann Sebastian Bach performed on the lute. Modern lutenists have for years been faced with the challenges of adapting Bach's lute suites for the German baroque lute. Peter Croton, one of the leading lutenists of his generation and lute teacher at the world famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, sheds new light on these works by presenting them on the Italian Lute, an instrument also used in Germany during Bach's lifetime. The selected works are performed without modification and in the original keys. Striving to come closer to the sound of the Lautenwerk, a keyboard instrument for which J.S. Bach apparently composed these Read more works, Peter has created a recording of intimate timbres and subtle expression. In addition to performing three original lute works, he has transcribed Bach's first cello suite for the Italian lute, which will delight many admirers of this well-loved music. The CD closes with his arrangement of "Bist du bei mir", one of the most beautiful and popular songs of the Baroque era. It is a fitting close to a recording of some of the most challenging and expressive music ever written for the lute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Croton (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Croton (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Suite for Lute in G minor, BWV 995 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Croton (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Croton (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Bist du bei mir by Gottfried H. Stölzel
Performer:  Peter Croton (Lute)
Period: Baroque 

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