Lute

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.

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.
Toyohiko Satoh - Bach & Weiss: Lute Music (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Toyohiko Satoh - Bach & Weiss: Lute Music (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:42 minutes | 1,41 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The solo album of Toyohiko Satoh, the 72 year old Japanese lutenist who is considered my many as one of the most influential lute players of the last century, presents a well-known repertoire of baroque lute music. Mr. Satoh was the first lutenist to record Bach’s lute music on LP in the 70s (Phillips). Now he returns to this music 40 years later, delivering a completely different rendering of these iconic pieces. His playing has been influenced much by his studies of traditional Japanese arts such as tea ceremony, No-theater and Zen meditation. So here we are presented a recording that draws from the deep silence within, from the awareness of everything in the universe being connected, and from the understanding of Bach’s music as a universal, almost superhuman symbol of completeness.
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.
John Johnson, Anthony Holborne & Yavor Genov - Orpheus Anglorum: Lute Music by John Johnson and Anthony Holborne (2018)

John Johnson, Anthony Holborne & Yavor Genov - Orpheus Anglorum: Lute Music by John Johnson and Anthony Holborne (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 329 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 27 | Time: 72:22 min

John Johnson and Antony Holborne share much in common, in their music and probably career, but this disc, in setting their work side by side, reveals their individual style and approach to the instrument. It is assumed that they both were born in the 1540s, without authoritative record, but their work in the royal court of the 1560s is attested. Johnson made his career as an accomplished performer, while Holborne’s energies were focused on writing for the instrument.
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.

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.