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'A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf'

Magazine article Gramophone

'A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf'

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'A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf' [G]

'French and German Baroque Music' Anonymous Suite in F sharp minor (attrib Pergolesi) Dufault Suite Kellner Campanella. Courante. Sarabanda. Aria. Giga. Gavotte Mouton Prelude 'La promenade'. Allemande 'Le dialogue des graces ...'. Canaries 'Le Mouton'. Courante 'La Changeante'. Gaillarde 'La Bizarre'. Sarabande 'La Malassis'. Menuet 'La Ganbade' Reusner Padoana Weiss Suite in A

Jakob Lindberg lute

BIS (F) [SACD] BIS2265 (82' * DDD/DSD)

After delighting us with the music of Jacobean and Italian Renaissance masters of the lute in his previous two recordings, London-based Swedish lutenist Jakob Lindberg turns his attention to works by French and German Baroque composers with equally felicitous results.

Lindberg's Sixtus Rauwolf lute was built in Augsburg around 1590 as a seven- or eight-course instrument. In 1715 it was altered and became the 11-course instrument it is today. As Tim Crawford writes in his superb booklet note, Lindberg has chosen works 'that could plausibly have formed part of the repertory of an owner of the instrument at around the time of its final conversion'. Crawford also explores the similarities between instrument restoration and early music performance, and the relationships between the German composers Esaias Reusner, David Kellner, 'Mr Pachelbel' and Weiss, and the French composers of an earlier generation from which they drew inspiration, such as Francois Dufault and Charles Mouton. …

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