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Weiss: Lute Music Vol 2 / Jakob Lindberg

Weiss,Silvius Leopold / Lindberg
Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1534  
Composer:  Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Lindberg’s genius is not to allow impeccable scholarship to restrict his considerable imagination” --Gramophone


WEISS Sonatas: No. 39 in C; No 50 in B?; Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy Jakob Lindberg (lt) BIS CD 1534 (76:32)

This is now the third disc I have heard by the master lutenist Jakob Lindberg of the eloquent music of Read more Sylvius Weiss. Weiss sweetly combines elegance and sentiment in a manner that is both intellectually and sensually satisfying. To my ears, Lindberg portrays the music perfectly, the sensitive Sarabande in the Sonata in C as well as the ensuing minuet, the tension of the opening of the Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy as well as the devastatingly sober theme. The Tombeau is an almost 12-minute piece at a tempo that crawls rather than walks, and yet it holds the attention. It also makes one wonder when the practice of marking the death of a celebrated person with original music also died, and why. I heartily recommend the two Weiss discs by Lindberg on BIS and the one on DUX. The competition is still largely the much more extensive series on Naxos by Robert Barto, who is recorded less closely than is Lindberg, and who to me is a shade less effective.

FANFARE: Michael Ullman

“This is very fine Weiss-playing indeed, Lindberg capturing the melancholy grandeur, as well as the sheer strangeness, of the Tombeau while astutely assessing the tonal contrasts (in a light/dark sense) implicit in the varying tempi and textures of the various dance movements and thus heightening the tension – all the while exploiting every resource of his instrument.”
--William Yeoman, Gramophone January 2010
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Lute no 39 in C major "Partita grande" by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Sonata for Lute no 50 in B flat major by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Lute)
Period: Baroque 

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