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Italian Virtuosi Of The Chitarrone

Kapsperger / Castaldi / Piccinini / Lindberg
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1899   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hieronymus KapsbergerBellerofonte CastaldiAlessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Its overall length (upwards of 160 cm) and great number of strings (up to 16 courses) makes the chitarrone one of the more spectacular instruments of the early baroque. The name probably means 'large kithara', after the instrument played by the Classical Greek poets, and it was first developed as a bass lute in order to accompany singing and recitative - indeed it appears to have become the favourite instrument in Italy for accompanying the voice by 1600. It also enjoyed a short-lived but rich flowering as a solo instrument, however, to which the three virtuosi of the album title all contributed greatly, as performers as well as composers. Between 1604 and 1640, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (also known as Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger), Read more Alessandro Piccinini and Bellerofonte Castaldi published a number of collections of chitarrone music, from which Jakob Lindberg has chosen some favourite dances, arias, toccatas and passacaglias. Combined into seven suites, they provide rich opportunity to enjoy the particular timbre and the special playing techniques of this splendid instrument, the chitarrone. Highly regarded both for his live performances and his many recordings, Jakob Lindberg has a long-standing interest in the many varieties of lutes, including lute mandorée, orpharion and archlute, and has now dedicated himself to researching their relative - research which informs both the performances and Lindberg's own liner notes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata Arpeggiata for chitarrone (from Book 1 of D'Intavolatura di Chitarrone) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1604 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Canzona for lute No 1 by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Bergamasca for chitarrone by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4. Canario for chitarrone (from Book 1 of D'Intavolatura di Chitarrone) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Passacaglia (from Book 4) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Fantasia detta Pegasea by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Arpesca gagliarda by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo varie: Cecchina corrente by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, Book 1: Toccata no 12 by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1623; Bologna, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Romanesca con partite variate by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1623 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11. Intavolatura di liuto, Book 2: Corrente no 1 by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Bologna, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12. Toccata No. 7 (from Book 1 of d'Intavolatura di Lauto) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
13. Corrente for lute No. 1 (from D'intavolatura di Lauto, 1611) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
14. Toccata for Lute no 13 by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15. Partite variate sopra "la Folia" aria romanesca by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16. Intavolatura di liuto, Book 2: Aria di Fiorenza by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Bologna, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
17. Intavolatura di liuto, Book 2: Corrente no 2 by Alessandro Piccinini
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Bologna, Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Arpeggiata a mio modo by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
19. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Cromatica corrente by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: La follia by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
21. Furiosa corrente, for chitarrone by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
22. Prelude for guitar & theorbo No. 5 by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
23. Toccata for lute No. 7 (from Book 4 of D'Intavolatura di Lauto) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
24. Capona (Intavolatura di chitarrone, Book 4) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1640 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
25. Colascione for chitarrone by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
26. Kapsberger for chitarrone by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
27. Gagliarda con due partite, for chitarrone (from Libro terzo d'intavolatura di chitarrone) by Hieronymus Kapsberger
Performer:  Jakob Lindberg (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2011 
Venue:  Länna kyrka, Sweden 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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