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Lute Music For Witches And Alchemists / Lutz Kirchhof


Release Date: 03/21/2000 
Label:  Sony Classical Vivarte Series Catalog #: 60767   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony HolborneJohann Daniel MyliusNicolas ValletMatthias Reymann,   ... 
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The time the music on 'Lute Music for Witches and Alchemists' was written was one of mysticism and wonder. The era of alchemists and witches tapped into the dark recesses of human understanding, during a time before scientific inquiry and rationalism. The dances, preludes and fantasias on this recording were intended to appeal to this older sensibility more than a rational or analytical one.
Lutz Kirchhof plays lute, vihuela and theorbo on this eclectic program of music from the renaissance and baroque. Each section of the recording is comprised of music inspired by witches with powers to heal and alchemists who quested for hidden knowledge. Kirchhof's choice of repertoire is eclectic. He plays Anthony Holborne's "The Fairy Round" with a
Read more jaunty swagger that's irresistible. The "Tarantella" by Athanasius Kircher is equally colorful, it's a musical remedy against the venomous bite of the tarantula. Kirchhof also plays with melancholy eloquence on the gentle "Fantasia" by Luys de Milan. The lutenist also displays some exuberant flair in Nicolas Vallet's "Battaille." This is a fascinating recording that resurrects some treasures from the lute repertoire framed in a clever programming concept.
Includes fantasia(s) by Luis de Milan, Luis de Narváez. Soloist: Lutz Kirchhof. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Galliard no 3 "Fairy Round" by Anthony Holborne
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
2. Courante I by Johann Daniel Mylius
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
3. Courante II by Johann Daniel Mylius
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
4. Volte by Johann Daniel Mylius
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
5. Secretum musarum: Battaille by Nicolas Vallet
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1616; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
6. Noctes musicae: Chorea 1 by Matthias Reymann
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1598; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
7. Tarantella by Athanasius Kircher
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1641; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
8. Mille regretz "La Canción del Emperador" by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Vihuela)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
9. Baxa de contrapunto by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Vihuela)
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
10. Diferencias sobre "Guárdame las vacas" by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Vihuela)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
11. Muy Linda: Galliard by Anthony Holborne
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
12. Suite for Lute in A minor by François Dufaut
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
13. Neue Lauten-Früchte (6): Suite no 1 in D minor by Esaias Reusner
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1676; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
14. Atalanta fugiens: Fugue no 10 by Michael Maier
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
15. Sonata for Lute in C minor by Joachim Bernhard Hagen
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
16. Galanterie pièce by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
17. Presto for Lute by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 
18. Variations for Lute on "Nun sic der Tag geendet hat" by Adam Falckenhagen
Performer:  Lutz Kirchhof (Theorbo-Lute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1999 
Venue:  Lutheran Church, Haarlem, Netherlands 

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