Started by Que, March 29, 2008, 02:19:19 AM
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Quote from: SonicMan on January 07, 2010, 02:08:31 PMWell, I've loved all 3 performers of this Dowland music that I have owned - just have 'so much' space for storage and did not have the complete O'Dette set; I can't imagine one being disappointed w/ any of these lutenists - they are all superb! But, two sets of the 'complete' works should serve me well - like picking a 'mate', choices must be made -
Quote from: zorzynek on January 08, 2010, 02:50:08 PMI'm pretty happy with Weiss' Sonatas for 2 Lutes performed by Karl-Ernst Schröder and Robert Barto. I'm not the connoisseur though.Is Stephen Stubbs' interpretations of David Kellner any good?
Quote from: Il Furioso on January 10, 2010, 12:23:43 PMNever heard the Kellner disc but generally speaking Stephen Stubb's is a quality lutenist so I don't imagine you would have too many problems with it. Anyway, it's not as though many people have recorded Kellner! Where are you going to pick it up, I thought it was OOP.
Quote from: Il Furioso on January 08, 2010, 10:59:08 AMAlso this little beauty should be in any lute lovers collection (if you don't have these pieces by Hoppy elsewhere)
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on August 20, 2011, 11:43:54 PMIf only I had more issues of this complete series of Weiss' London manuscript....But it was issued on a tiny Canadian label and longtime OOP I see here a brilliant opportunity for Brilliant. I really should mail them one of these days about this...Good morning! Q
Quote from: mc ukrneal on August 21, 2011, 12:15:49 AMYou could try contacting the musician if you are interested enough. I see two email addresses (one at his site and one for where he works). The sites are: http://www.michelcardin.com/ and http://www.slweiss.de/index.php?id=3&type=liste&lang=eng. The second site gives a list of performers of the music (as well as the email address to contact for Michel).
Quote from: gilfachphil on August 21, 2011, 01:41:39 AMHaving seen the posting about Harmonia Mundi bargains at Presto Classical I bought Marco Dall'Aquila: Pieces for Lute (Paul O'Dette)via Amazon direct from HM. Very soon after I started playing it I recalled reading a review somewhere last year, which must have been about this disc, bewailing the recording quality. It is recorded in a very reverberant acoustic. Best avoided!
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on August 21, 2011, 01:48:47 AMThat's what I've read as well. Pity, really. Q
Quote from: SonicMan46 on October 04, 2011, 02:49:07 PMPaul O'Dette - Art of the Lute - 5 disc box from H. Mundi w/ a mixture of composers (already own 2 complete sets of Dowland's lute works w/ 2 other performers, so don't need his Dowland box) - this is now selling @ BRO for $25 - of course, just a compilation of previous single discs, but the price is hard to beat!
QuoteErnst Gottlieb Baron or Ernst Theofil Baron ( February 17, 1696 – April 12, 1760). Baron was born in Breslau. He studied law in Leipzig, but later became successful as a performer on the lute. In 1735, he took up an appointment as theorbo player at the court of King Frederick II of Prussia. Baron is best known for his treatise on lute-playing, which is still widely available. He was personally acquainted with both Johann Sebastian Bach and Sylvius Leopold Weiss.
Quote from: Leo K on January 29, 2012, 06:11:17 AM I have absolutely no reservations about this superb disc, it's really a wonder to hear the glory of the Théorbe, and the quality of Visée's music is a wonder.
Quote from: SonicMan46 on January 29, 2012, 07:21:55 AMHi Leo - I own about 4 discs of Weiss's lute works - waiting for a BIG BOX to appear; he wrote so much! I've added that 2nd disc to my Amazon cart - sounds right up my alley! Dave For those liking classical guitar, a couple of new additions on MDG of duos by two different composers - made a few comments in the 'listening thread' w/o any interest, so I'll re-post here - part of a small bargain order from BRO!
QuoteAdam Falckenhagen (26 April 1697 – 6 October 1754) was a German lutenist and composer of the Baroque period.He was born in Groß-Dölzig, near Leipzig in Saxony, but spent the later part of his life in Bayreuth. He wrote tuneful music which is still played today on lute and guitar. Much of this music survives in the Bavarian State Library, Munich.He received his first musical instruction in the village of Knauthain, the native home of Johann Christian Weyrauch. Weyrauch was a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach and transcriber of works by Bach for the lute. In 1713 Falckenhagen is mentioned as "gifted in literature and music," and in 1715 as "Musician and footman of the young Lord of Dieskau." The Dieskaus were a family for whom J.S. Bach later wrote the Bauernkantate in Merseburg. Falckenhagen stayed in Merseburg with the Dieskaus from about 1715, until in 1719 he succeeded Johann Graf in the position of Saxe Court lutenist. Falckenhagen attended Leipzig University from 1719 to 1720. It has been suggested that Falckenhagen also studied with Johann Jakob Graf, a pupil of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750), and later with Weiss himself.Like many of his contemporaries, Falckenhagen travelled from court to court most of his life (Weissenfels, 1720-1727; Jena and Weimar (1729-1732), eventually settling in Bayreuth, where he won the favour of Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Bayreuth, in 1734. Wilhelmine was a lutenist and sister of Frederick the Great; she invited him to be the court lutenist at Bayreuth. Falckenhagen held this position until his death in 1754.Falckenhagen's music is representative of the final flowering of 18th-century lute music in Germany.
Quote from: Que on December 04, 2009, 11:29:04 AMGood question indeed, Dave! That's why I picked up this issue by Michel Cardin. I was intrigued by the comments by Mark Sealy on ClassicalNet, in whom Cardin's complete series of Weiss' lute works (12 discs) has found a strong advocate. (More) BTW a nice discography of Weiss' Dresden manuscripts HERE. Anyway, I have also one volume of Roberto Barto's series on Naxos, and although the works on the two discs are not the same, comparing the two approaches provided much interesting listening and revealed quite some differences.Let me state first that it took a while before a preference emerged - these are two very good lutenists. Cardin is the more deliberate player, Barto is swifter and more flowing making a grasp on Weiss' musical architecture easier on first listening. Cardin is on the other hand is more articulate. The Naxos recording of Barto is also "easier on the ear" with a more mellow soundsstage at some distance of the instrument while the SNE recording of Cardin is up-close to the instrument with extra sonic "gruff" and "gut-effect" as a result. In the end I found Cardin's more probing and expressive approach more satisfying than Barto's admittedly very elegant playing that glosses just a bit over the music IMO.Perhaps not the most convenient result, I might add... The Cardin series being OOP en fetching high prices, that were considerably higher than Naxos to begin with. Maybe buying directly from Michel cardin's website is an option.Although... a wondefull OOP series on a tiny label, doesn't that sound like a perfect deal for Brilliant Classics? Harry, you might want to tip the people at Brilliant ... and do us all a big favour. Q
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