Lute Making

Jadran Duncumb - Weiss & Hasse: Lute Sonatas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jadran Duncumb - Weiss & Hasse: Lute Sonatas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:11 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his first solo CD Jadran Duncumb combines Weiss' astonishing and rarely-played late D-minor Sonata with two inventive and unheard Sonatas by Hasse, adapted by an unnamed lutenist and survivng now in a manuscript in Leipzig. The disc culminates in Weiss' famous D-major Passacaglia; a piece that perfectly reflects the splendour of the Dresden court and its orchestra at the time.
Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupre, Thurston Dart - Handel: Jephtha; Rodrigo; Concertos for Lute and Harp (1959/2018)

Osian Ellis, Desmond Dupre, Thurston Dart, Philomusica of London, Anthony Lewis & Granville Jones - Handel: Jephtha; Rodrigo; Concertos for Lute and Harp (1959/2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | 01:00:47
Classical | Label: Decca Classics, Australian Eloquence

The works on this collection are drawn from two of the very first stereo LPs released by the L’Oiseau-Lyre sub-label of Decca. ‘Music of Handel’ was a 1958 album containing arias (recently reissued by Eloquence 482 4759) and this instrumental suite from Rodrigo, one of the composer’s early pre-London Italian operas, performed in Florence in 1707.
Michał Gondko - Polonica (Renaissance Lute, ca 1600) (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Michał Gondko - Polonica (Renaissance Lute, ca 1600) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 70:28 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In addition to the works attributed to the lutenists active at the Royal Polish court in the late sixteenth century, there is a substantial repertoire of compositions identified as ‘Polish dances’ or ‘Polish songs’ which have been preserved in numerous sources of late Renaissance lute music. Characterized by an irresistible melodic charm and a straightforward harmonic and rhythmical texture, such musical polonica spread across Europe, achieving what might have been the widest distribution of musical ‘Polishness’ before Chopin.

Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 20, 2017
Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)

Nigel North - John Dowland: Complete Lute Music (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:17:20 | 1,23 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.504016

Naxos has collected its four volume traversal of the lute music into a handy slipcase. All the volumes are available singly, but you can also buy the four together as a quartet of excellence, presided over by Nigel North, the acknowledged hero of the hour. What follows is a reprise of two volumes already reviewed - volumes 1 and 3 - and a look at volumes 2 and 4.
Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Love is Strange: Works for Lute Consort (2007)

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Love is Strange: Works for Lute Consort (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:12 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog: 81

Unlike most of the music in the fabulous "ut pictura musica" series from France's Alpha label, that presented here is something of a speculative reconstruction. As one section of the complex booklet (in French and English) explains, English ensemble instrumental music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries might be played by either a "whole" (homogeneous) or "broken" (diverse) consort.
Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)

Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 332.02 Mb | 81:50 | Cover+booklet.pdf
Classical | Label: BIS - BIS-SACD-2265

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.

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute (2017)

Johannes Monno - J.S. Bach: Works for Lute
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 99:20 min | 403 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2017

The lute was a very popular instrument in Bach’s day. The various types of lute had for centuries been influential in shaping the development of music. Certain musical terms are in fact directly derived from lute-playing technique, including the expression style brise, coined by Couperin to denote lute-like arpeggiated chords on the harpsichord. During the first half of the 18th century, Sylvius Leopold Weiss was particularly renowned and respected for his consummate mastery of the lute.

Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 26, 2017
Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)

Paul O`Dette - Kapsberger: Lute Works (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:27 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 507020

One of those special discs where the combination of repertoire and performances is of such unerring quality that it can justly be called definitive, Paul O'Dette's 1991 recital of lute works by Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger is as good as it gets. Born in Venice, Kapsberger was unsurpassed in his times as a lutenist. His published collections of works for his instrument were considered all but unplayable by anyone but himself at the time they were first published./quote]
Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) - Lute Works / Il Divino - Hopkinson Smith (2008) {Naive E 8921}

Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) - Lute Works / Il Divino - Hopkinson Smith (2008) {Naïve E 8921}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 315 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 157 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 62 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Naïve | E 8921
Classical / Renaissance / Lute

Francesco Canona or Canova was born near Milan in 1497 and died in 1543. It was his place of birth rather than his family name which was almost exclusively used when referring to him during his professional life. He was the personal lutenist in Rome to Cardinal Ippolito de Medici and to Popes Leo X (1513-1521), Clement VII (1523-34), and Paul III (1534-1549). Francesco’s first printed works date from 1536. In that year, three publications appeared, two of which were devoted only to works by Francesco. The third was an anthology in which his music can be found alongside anonymous dances and pieces by his contemporaries.