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The Lute Is A Song / Karamazov, Sting, Fleming, Scholl, Kaliopi


Release Date: 10/20/2009 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 001327802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leo BrouwerStingJohann Sebastian BachHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Edin KaramazovStingRenée FlemingAndreas Scholl,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“What I want to do with my lute is sing.”—Edin Karamazov
Established as today’s most exciting and charismatic player of the lute, Edin Karamazov, the featured lutenist of Sting’s best-selling album Songs from the Labyrinth now releases his own Decca debut album. Edin surpasses the technical boundaries of his instrument and explores music from Cuban folk to traditional Bach and Handel to an old Macedonian song. Within this mix of music, he collaborates with Renée Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl, and Sting. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Karamazov is a dazzler.”
“What I want to do with my lute is sing.”—Edin Karamazov
Established as today’s most exciting and charismatic player of the lute, Edin Karamazov, the featured lutenist of Sting’s best-selling album Songs from the Labyrinth now releases his own Decca debut album. Edin surpasses the technical boundaries of his instrument and explores music from Cuban folk to traditional Bach and Handel to an old Macedonian song. Within this mix of music, he collaborates with Renée Fleming, Kaliopi, Andreas Scholl, and Sting. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Karamazov is a dazzler.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Cuban landscape with rumba by Leo Brouwer
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Cuba 
2. Alone With My Thoughts This Evening by Sting
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute), Sting (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
3. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
4. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
5. Sonate d'intavolatura di leuto, Op. 1: Excerpt(s) by Giovanni Zamboni
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Italy 
6. Saul, HWV 53: O Lord, whose mercies numberless by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
7. Koyunbaba, Op. 19 by Carlo Domeniconi
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985 
8. So Maki Sum Se Rodila by Traditional
Performer:  Edin Karamazov (Lute), Kaliopi (Voice)

Sound Samples

Paisaje Cubano Con Rumba
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Dido and Aeneas: When I Am Laid In Earth
Suonata: Preludio
Suonata: Allemanda
Suonata: Giga
Suonata: Sarabanda
Suonata: Gavotta
Saul, HWV 53: O Lord, Whose Mercies Are Numberless
Koyunbaba, Op. 19
So Maki Sum Se Rodila

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