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LISLEVAND, ROLF La Mascarade: Music For Solo Baroque Guitar and Theorbo. ECM

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ROLF LISLEVAND La Mascarade Music For Solo Baroque Guitar and Theorbo

Robert de Visee: Prélude en ré mineur; Passacaille en ré mineur; Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin
Rolf Lislevand: Intro
Francesco Corbetta: Passacaille en sol mineur
De Visee: Prélude en la mineur; La Mascarade, Rondeau
Corbetta: Partie de Chaconne en ut majeur; Sarabanda per la B
De Visee: Chaconne en la mineur
Corbetta: Caprice de Chaconne
De Visee: Chaconne en sol majeur
Corbetta: Folie
De Visee: La Muzette, Rondeau
Rolf Lislevand: Intro
De Visee: Passacaille en si mineur
Rolf Lislevand: Exit Passacaille en si mineur
De Visee: Sarabande en si mineur

In this wonderful solo album, Norwegian early music performer Rolf Lislevand turns his attention to the music of two composers from the court of Louis XIV: Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) and the Italian-born Francesco Corbetta (c. 1615-1681), and plays their masterpieces with historical awareness and an inventiveness which belongs to the tradition.

De Visée wrote about playing what the instruments themselves called for, advice Lislevand takes to heart, adding improvised introductions to passacaglias from both composers. He uses two contrasting instruments here, the small Baroque guitar with its sparkling, crystal-clear sonorities and the theorbo, the dark-toned and earthy king of the lutes.

In his fascinating liner notes, Lislevand reminds us that 17th century instrumental performance was often an intimate affair, with lutenists frequently playing to a dozen privileged listeners. The physical presence of the instruments and that sense of intimacy are recaptured by Manfred Eicher's production of La Mascarade, made at Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo.

ECM 4811716

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Awards BBC Music Magazine Recommended
Format CD
Genre Classical
Label ECM New Series
Release Period May 2016


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