A RAUWOLF LUTE French And German Baroque Music. Esaias Reusner, Francois Dufault, Charles Mouton, David Kellner, Leopold Weiss. Jakob Lindberg. BIS Records SACD
A Rauwolf Lute – French & German Baroque Music
Jakob Lindberg playing a lute by Sixtus Rauwolf, c. 1590
Esaias Reusner: Padoana
François Dufault: Prelude; Allemande; Courante ‘La Superbe’; Courante; Sarabande; Gigue
Charles Mouton: Prelude‘La promenade’; Allemande‘Le dialoguedes graces …’; Canaries‘Le Mouton’; Courante ‘La Changeante’; Gaillarde‘La Bizarre’; Sarabande‘La Malassis’; Menuet‘La Ganbade’
David Kellner: Campanella; Courante; Sarabanda; Aria; Giga; Gavotte
‘MrPachelbel’ (poss. Johann Pachelbel]: Allemande‘L’Amantmal content’; Courante ‘L’Amantsoulage’; Sarabande‘L’Amantsoupirant’; Gigue‘Railleriedes amans’Silvius
Leopold Weiss: Prelude; Allemande; Courante; Bourrée; Sarabande; Menuet; Gigue; Ciacona
The disc closes with a suite of pieces by Silvius Leopold Weiss, the most famous lutenist of the baroque era.
The lute by Sixtus Rauwolf heard on this recording was probably built in the last decade of the sixteenth century. Some hundred years later, in 1715, it was converted to suit the musical tastes and demands of the baroque period. For this disc, Jakob Lindberg has chosen works that could have formed part of the repertory of the presumably German owner of the instrument at around the time of its final conversion.
For German lutenists from about the middle of the seventeenth century, it was France that provided the aesthetic and musical model, and towards the end of the century, when the lute rather suddenly and inexplicably dropped out of fashion in Paris certain French luthistes travelled abroad and met with great success in German-speaking lands. With them, they took their music and special traditions of lute-playing, evidence of which can be seen in the music of several of the German composers included here.
BIS SACD BIS2265
|Awards||Gramophone Editors Choice|
|Release Period||November 2017|