Lute

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.

The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Jan. 7, 2018
The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy (repost)

Maximilian de Gaynesford, "The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy"
2017 | ISBN-10: 0198797265 | 320 pages | PDF | 2 MB
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.
Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music (2017)

Jakob Lindberg - A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf: French & German Baroque Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 81:35 min | 321 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 32 | Rls.date: 2017

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.
Hopkinson Smith - Johann Sebastian Bach: L'Oeuvre De Luth (Works for Lute) (1987) 2CDs

Hopkinson Smith - Johann Sebastian Bach: L'Œuvre De Luth (1987) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 526 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 7721 | Time: 01:41:18

The American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith, began as a teenager he began to study the classical guitar and in his early 20's, he became acquainted with the lute which he started to learn by himself. He majored in musicology at Harvard and graduated with honors in 1972. In 1973, Hopkinson Smith came to Europe to devote himself to the lute in earnest. He worked in Catalonia with Emilio Pujol, a profound pedagogue in the 19th century tradition who instilled in him a sense for higher artistic values, and in Switzerland with Eugen Dombois whose sense of happy organic unity between performer, instrument and historic period has had a lasting effect on him. From the mid 1970's, he was involved in various ensemble projects including the founding of the ensemble Hespèrion XX and a ten-year collaboration with Jordi Savall. This collaboration led to important experiences in chamber music which were a creative complement to his work as a soloist.