Recordings for lute and related instruments

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Mandryka



Having rather enjoyed Anthony Bailes's first recording of Mezangeau on Reflexe yesterday, I thought I'd take the plunge into this. I'm clearly in the mood for French baroque music, so carpe diem, I say. Richter is of course very able to make sense of the music - more spirit and dance than Bailes, but I'm OK with that and it's probably justifiable  - I just am not so keen on the sound, too close and resonant. That being said, she's great at timbre, nuance of timbre, and that comes across in the recording.
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Quote from: Mandryka on October 25, 2020, 08:25:17 PM


An attractive performance by Walter Gerwig of a suite attributed to Johann Jakob Hoffer, it makes me hungry to hear more. But who is he? I can't find anything out about him, and this appears to be the only recording of anything. There is this



But this appears to be music by a different Hoffer - Wolfgang Adam.

Walter Gerwig was a German early music pioneer, like Wenzinger and Walcha. He recorded a good deal of music and much of it was transferred to CD, long unavailable. However it is all now streaming - and IMO well worth seeking out . Lots of rarities in it, by the way, not just Johann Jakob Hoffer.

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Quote from: milk on August 12, 2022, 04:48:08 AM

This is something I came across.

Can't get into that, a bit to forcefully projected and a bit to strongly pulsed for me I think - but I may not be doing him justice, I only listened to a handful of tracks.

Started to listen to Jacob Heringman play Hans Neusidler though, and enjoying that more I think.
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Quote from: Mandryka on August 19, 2022, 12:07:45 AM
Can't get into that, a bit to forcefully projected and a bit to strongly pulsed for me I think - but I may not be doing him justice, I only listened to a handful of tracks.

Started to listen to Jacob Heringman play Hans Neusidler though, and enjoying that more I think.
Actually so have I. The Heringman recordings sounds better to start with. It gets better from there. Are there other alternatives? That's the only one I found.

Mandryka

Quote from: milk on August 19, 2022, 02:38:35 AM
Actually so have I. The Heringman recordings sounds better to start with.

There certainly is, you can have it served up iki style

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8428583--narvaez-vs-neusidler


Not to mention Walter Gerwig and Bart Roose.
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When Rübsam first released his lute harpsichord recordings, we all said here that one inspiration must be style brisé. Rübsam himself denied it. But honestly, Hopkinson Smith in this early Denis Gaultier recording seems to me to anticipate « non chordal » counterpoint See what you think, I could be wrong.

People who like dance music won't enjoy this one, but me - I think it's really successful. No better Denis Gaultier on record!
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Quote from: Mandryka on February 04, 2022, 12:54:56 AM




https://musicamemo.bandcamp.com/album/tarot-de-paris

Came out last year but I missed it, it's very good!

Back to this this afternoon. It's quite forceful playing, ostentatious and extrovert, fun though - well done.
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Quote from: Mandryka on August 11, 2022, 01:53:15 PM


Rosemary Hodgson  is the real deal, she can make poetry, this is a fabulous recital disc, once you start to listen you can't stop, no reservations whatsoever.

And now a new release, iki in spades, possibly iki ad absurdum.


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Quote from: Mandryka on March 25, 2022, 10:16:50 AM

An attractive new compilation CD. Valet, Bachelet, the inevitable Dowland and the even more inevitable Anon. Sort of Renaiso-baroquish if you know what I mean. Well recorded and eloquent playing, well worth a listen.

I can't find much interesting about Mikko Ikäheimo on the web.  I don't know what Ikkaheimo's instrument is. But I do know who Per Brahe was


This is proving to be very rewarding to revisit. It's proving to be a high point of 2022,
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Quote from: Mandryka on January 10, 2023, 11:41:44 AM

Sounds lovely

A Italianate baroque interpretation of Renaissance music - with incisive phrasing, forceful rhythms, in your face virtuosity, voices staggered to complexify things and reduce lyricism. An antidote to the sweetness and limpidity and fluidity Christopher Wilson, and maybe easier to listen to. Well recorded and I think, not unenjoyable.


 
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milk

Quote from: Mandryka on January 14, 2023, 12:48:01 AMA Italianate baroque interpretation of Renaissance music - with incisive phrasing, forceful rhythms, in your face virtuosity, voices staggered to complexify things and reduce lyricism. An antidote to the sweetness and limpidity and fluidity Christopher Wilson, and maybe easier to listen to. Well recorded and I think, not unenjoyable.


 
I'm fond of this recording.

Mandryka

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