Silvius Leopold Weiss

Yasunori Imamura - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2006)

Yasunori Imamura - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 341 Mb | Total time: 74:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Claves | 50-2613 | Recorded: 2005

This attractively presented disc is not the same one recorded by Japanese-French lutenist Yasunori Imamura for the Capriccio label in 1998, even though the keys of the two lute sonatas, and the presence of a central pair of shorter works, makes the program look almost identical. Sylvius Leopold Weiss was nearly an exact contemporary of Bach's, and the notes by Beat Hänggi contend that were it not for the difficulty and obscurity of the lute, he would be nearly as well known as today. That's hard to swallow, considering the versatility of Bach's talents and the fact that Weiss occupies one small corner of the Baroque musical universe. Nevertheless, Bach is thought to have admired Weiss' playing, and may have written lute music for him. The comparison has some validity.
Espen Sørensen - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Sonatas for Lute (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Espen Sørensen - Silvius Leopold Weiss: Sonatas for Lute (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 57:12 minutes | 547 MB
Classical | Label: No1 Music Group, Official Digital Download

Weiss probably wrote more than 1000 pieces for lute, from which about 850 attributed pieces survived, 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 for most of them.
Richard Stone, Tempesta Di Mare - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004)

Richard Stone, Tempesta Di Mare - Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Lute Concerti (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Chandos-Chaconne | # CHAN 0707 | Time: 01:16:10

Like Sebastian Bach and François Couperin, Sylvius Leopold Weiss came from and continued a musical tradition. His father was Johann Jakob Weiss, his brother was Johann Sigismund Weiss, and his son was Johann Adolph Faustinius Weiss. Also, like Bach and Couperin, Sylvius Leopold was the most famous member of his musical clan, and during his long and distinguished career he taught a number of students who would become exceptional lutenists, Adam Falckenhagen and Johann Kropfgans among them. Following demands created by his exceptional reputation, Weiss traveled extensively before he settled at the court of Augustus the Strong in 1728; he remained there for the rest of his life. Weiss and Bach certainly met on more than one occasion as the latter visited his son Wilhelm Friedemann and also had an interest in music-making at the Saxon court. As a performer, Weiss was considered the finest of his time and many believed that his ability as a lutenist rivaled that of Bach as an organist and Scarlatti as a harpsichordist. His Berlin colleague, Ernst Gottlieb Baron, mentioned to a “Weissian Method,” probably a reference to his astounding and masterful technique, not to mention his style. Hundreds of Weiss’s works survive, chief among them six-movement sonatas or partitas that follow the accepted blueprint for the genre, i.e., Allemande, Courante, Bouree, Sarabande, Minuet, and Gigue.
Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}

Adam Falckenhagen & Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Opere Per Liuto - Paul Beier (2014) {Magnatune Digital Download rec 1994}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download -> 287 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Full Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Magnatune
Classical / Baroque / Instrumental / Lute

It is a pleasure to see the rerelease of Paul Beier's first effort on the Baroque Lute, recorded in a small church in Switzerland nearly twenty years ago. He had originally planned a program that included the works presented here, plus the suite in E minor by Bach, but after editing we found that the total time of the recording was over 90 minutes, and so sacrificed the Bach suite to be able to release the CD (which can hold no more than 80 minutes worth of music).

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 9, 2020
Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 330 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 194 MB | 01:16:26
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS

This is now the third disc I have heard by the master lutenist Jakob Lindberg of the eloquent music of Sylvius Weiss. Weiss sweetly combines elegance and sentiment in a manner that is both intellectually and sensually satisfying. To my ears, Lindberg portrays the music perfectly, the sensitive Sarabande in the Sonata in C as well as the ensuing minuet, the tension of the opening of the Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy as well as the devastatingly sober theme. The Tombeau is an almost 12-minute piece at a tempo that crawls rather than walks, and yet it holds the attention.

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 31, 2020
Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)

Jakob Lindberg - Weiss: Lute Music (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 280 Mb | Total time: 73:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-1524 CD | Recorded: 2005

In 1991 lutenist Jakob Lindberg bought a very special instrument – one of the rare extant lutes by Sixtus Rauwolf, built c. 1590. The restoration of the lute took several years and was rather painstaking: for some repairs they even used ancient wood from the library in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Considering the great age of the instrument it was nevertheless in good shape and is now probably the only one in the world that, retaining its original soundboard, is in playable condition.
Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johannes Pramsohler & Jadran Duncumb - Bach & Weiss (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:21 minutes | 1.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The encounter of two geniuses is the background for this album. In 1739 chamber lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss visited Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig where they competed in friendly improvisation contests.
Duo Ahlert & Schwab – Weiss, Hoffmann: Sonatas for Lute and Mandolin (2007)

Duo Ahlert & Schwab – Weiss, Hoffmann: Sonatas for Lute and Mandolin (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:55 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8557716

Duo Ahlert & Schwab have dedicated themselves, through their choice of instruments, to one of the smallest repertoires to be found in the classical music pantheon, that for guitar and mandolin. On this Naxos' effort, Daniel Ahlert plays the mandolin, and Birgit Schwab takes Baroque guitar and archlute parts in works of Sylvius Leopold Weiss and Giovanni Hoffmann. Being German, they identify Giovanni Hoffmann under the wholly inauthentic name of "Johann Hoffmann," which can lead to some confusion.

Joachim Held - Weiss: Early Works (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 4, 2018
Joachim Held - Weiss: Early Works (2018)

Joachim Held - Weiss: Early Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 288 MB
Label: haenssler CLASSIC | Tracks: 25 | Time: 69:25 min

Silvius Leopold Weiss is a composer whose compositions for the lute have been subject of much academic research and now enjoy an extensive discography. His early works, featured on this new release, show the new Italian influence on the young composer. Joachim Held is one of the foremost lute players of his generation. He captivates his audience with the refinement of his playing and moves the listener with expressing the different moods of the soul. In 2006 Joachim Held became the first ever lute player to receive the renowned German Echo- Klassik Award. He won in the category of Best soloist recording of the year for his album Delightful Lute-Pleasure. Baroque Lute music from the lands of the Habsburgs, released by Hanssler Classic.

Jonas Nordberg - De Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 30, 2018
Jonas Nordberg - De Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)

Jonas Nordberg - De Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 266 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 MB | min
Classical | Label: Eudora Records

For his début solo recording, Swedish lutenist Jonas Nordberg presents a delightful selection of works for Baroque lute and theorbo; the grandeur and elevated spirit of the French Baroque music of Dufaut and de Visée alternate with the refinement and extraordinary originality of the works of Silvius Leopold Weiss, who was regarded as the finest lutenist of his time. Jonas Nordberg, who has recorded three albums for BIS with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin, gives personal and intense performances of these pieces, recorded in the gorgeous acoustic of the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila.