Started by Que, March 29, 2008, 02:19:19 AM
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Quote from: Que on April 13, 2008, 10:58:47 PMOK people, I decided to get myself Dowland's lute works.The choice seems to be between Paul O'dette on Harmonia Mundi and Nigel North on Naxos (though his series is not yet complete). Price will be roughly the same.Any opinions or experiences to share on those?
Quote from: fl.traverso on April 14, 2008, 05:59:31 AMIs that a meaningful response to your question?
Quote from: Que on April 14, 2008, 06:10:16 AMMaybe one volume of Nigel North is a wise course of action to take - I liked him in Bach.
Quote from: bwv 1080 on February 19, 2009, 04:32:26 AMThere is a Vihuela literature from the earlierEl Maestro by Luis de Milán (1536) Los seys libros del Delphin by Luis de Narváez (1538) Tres Libros de Música by Alonso Mudarra (1546) Silva de sirenas by Enríquez de Valderrábano (1547) Libro de música de Vihuela by Diego Pisador (1552) Orphénica Lyra by Miguel de Fuenllana (1554) El Parnasso by Estevan Daça (1576). http://www.youtube.com/v/iYOFviCC7DA
Quote from: canninator on February 19, 2009, 05:13:50 AMCo-incidentally La Cancion del Emperador (actually a rearrangement of Mille Regrets by Josquin) is a piece I'm polishing up myself at the moment. I love the Vihuela repertoire and am really fortunate in that I have access to the Pujol editions of the Milan (both volumes) and the Narvaez, among others. Pisador, however, I find a bit dry and academic.Anyone who wants to play through some of these can probably get them online for free or the best are available in a Pujol edited anthology "Hispanae Citharae Ars Viva" that includes Pisador-Pavana muy llana, Villanesca; Valderrabano-Soneto I & II; Milan-Fantasia del quarto tono, Fantasia de consonancias y redobles; Mudarra-Gallarda, Diferencias Conde Claros, Fantsia de Ludovico; Narvaez-Cancion del Emperador, Baxa de contrapunto, Diferencias Guardame las Vacas, and Tres diferencias por otra parte.As for recordings, well Hopkinson Smith has done quite a lot of vihuela repertoire and is really the benchmark but I'll always have a soft spot for thishttp://www.youtube.com/v/Upd8HJxYeb0Superb!!
Quote from: Que on December 03, 2009, 10:55:56 PM
Quote from: SonicMan on December 04, 2009, 05:57:25 AM (how much did Weiss compose for this instrument?),
Quote from: erato on December 04, 2009, 06:11:33 AMHis sonatas is numbered into the sixties IIRC.
QuoteWeiss was one of the most important and most prolific composers of lute music in history and one of the best-known and most technically accomplished lutenists of his day. He wrote around 600 pieces for lute, most of them grouped into 'sonatas' (not to be confused with the later classical sonata, based on sonata form) or suites, which consist mostly of baroque dance pieces. Weiss also wrote chamber pieces and concertos, but only the solo parts have survived.
Quote from: SonicMan on December 04, 2009, 05:57:25 AM Q - would be curious about your impressions of that series? I have just 2 discs of Weiss's lute works, Vol. 1 on Naxos w/ Barto, who is now up to Vol. 10 (how much did Weiss compose for this instrument?), and Lindberg on an historic lute (which I may have put more info in the 'old instrument' thread?) - pics inserted above.Maybe a 'box set' should be next? Dave
Quote from: Antoine Marchand on December 04, 2009, 01:39:57 AMDowland - Fancyes, Dreams and Spirits. Lute Music 1Nigel North, luteRecording: 23-26 July 2004NaxosExtraordinary performances by North, well captured on Naxos. Currently Naxos has joined all four volumes (Dowland - Complete Lute Music) in one box at very convenient price.
QuoteListening to a lot of lute music this afternoon & evening - Weiss & Dowland, as performed by Lindberg & O'Dette:
Quote from: Que on December 04, 2009, 11:38:25 AMI'm seriously considering that, after I found the recordings by Lindberg (BIS, now Brilliant Classics) slightly disappointing. To my taste Lindberg's approach is too sober, too barren, though beautifully proportioned. I missed a bit of imagination, poetry. The remaining question for me is: is Paul O'Dette series still worth considering, or is he too far at the other end of the spectrum and too melodramatic, as Masolino seems to suggest in earlier comments on this thread?
Quote from: Que on January 05, 2010, 09:27:02 PMContinues to sound impressive! Forget about Lindberg (BIS/ Brilliant) IMO.
Quote from: SonicMan on January 06, 2010, 06:09:43 AMHello Q - I bought the Lindberg box first; then picked up North - prefer North after a couple of comparative listenings - also, decided to 'cull out' my O'Dette discs of the same music (just had 3 picked up at bargain prices) - bottom line just beautiful lute music! Dave
Quote from: James on January 06, 2010, 01:31:50 PMThe music is very beautiful, touching & endearing. O'Dette's set is incomparable, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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