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Ronn McFarlane - The Renaissance Lute (1994) {Dorian Recordings DOR-90186}

Ronn McFarlane - The Renaissance Lute (1994) {Dorian Recordings DOR-90186}
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© 1994 Dorian Recordings | DOR-90186
Classical / Renaissance / Lute

When first conceiving this recording, I imagined myself as a first time listener to the lute. I have tried to bring together a collection of pieces that capture some of the variety and range of styles of the Renaissance lute. The lute was the favorite solo instrument of the Renaissance, valued for its portability and its expressiveness. The lute's shadings of dynamics and tone color were literally at the tip of one's fingers I hope that these varying colors and textures of sound will help communicate the spirit and character of these pieces more clearly, as well as keeping the ear refreshed. For any variety of sounds will be meaningless unless tied to the emotional or structural content of the music
Yasunori Imamura - Bach: Complete Works for Lute (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Yasunori Imamura - Bach: Complete Works for Lute (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 116:41 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The considerable variety of Johann Sebastian Bach’s output for the lute stands witness to different periods of his life and career. This collection comprises Bach’s complete lute works, amply demonstrating his interest in its expressive qualities. These works include the technically demanding Partita BWV 1006a, Bach’s own transcription of his Cello Suite No. 5, three pieces from the St John Passion and the St Matthew Passion where the lute appears in an ensemble setting, and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998, described by the renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landowska as ‘of incomparable beauty… unique amongst Bach’s works’.

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at June 26, 2021
Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)

Jakob Lindberg - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lute Music (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 500 Mb | Total time: 110:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-587 CD | Recorded: 1992

The Swedish lutenist, Jakob Lindberg, developed his first passionate interest in music through the Beatles. He started to play the guitar and soon became interested in the classical repertoire. From the age of 14 he studied with Jörgen Rörby who also gave him his first tuition on the lute. After reading music at Stockholm University he went to London to study at the Royal College of Music. Here he further developed his knowledge of the lute repertoire under the guidance of Diana Poulton and decided towards the end of his studies to concentrate on Renaissance and Baroque music.

Sharon Isbin - J.S. Bach: Complete Lute Suites (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 4, 2020
Sharon Isbin - J.S. Bach: Complete Lute Suites (2003)

Sharon Isbin - J.S. Bach: Complete Lute Suites (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans ~ 65 Mb | 01:18:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical, Baroque, Guitar | Virgin Classics #7243 5 62198 2 3

Sharon Isbin is a multiple Grammy Award winning American classical guitarist and the founding director of the guitar department at the Juilliard School. Described by the Boston Globe's Michael Manning as a musician who plays "beyond virtuosity," guitarist Sharon Isbin has been a consistent challenge for critics, who struggle to find the right superlative that would do justice to her exquisite playing. A Renaissance woman of the guitar, Isbin performs worldwide at famous venues, commissions new works from distinguished American composers (more than any other guitarist) for her instruments, collaborates with a wide variety of musicians, and indefatigably searches for new music to play.
Mario D'Agosto - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Music for Lute (2013) 2CDs

Mario D'Agosto - Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Music for Lute (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 248 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94408 | Time: 01:46:39

No more than a handful of pieces represent the entire musical heritage for baroque lute by Johann Sebastian Bach – not a lot when we consider the enormity of the composer’s total output. Although it is not known whether Bach himself played the instrument, the seven works which are ascribable to it continue to enjoy extraordinary attention on the part of musicians due to their exceptional quality, and indeed the majority originate from the areas of Germany that were home to the lute’s greatest exponents – musicians who we can be almost certain the composer came into contact with. This recording thus presents four compositions in suite form and three pieces of a different nature, all belonging to the florid repertoire of the courtly Salonmusik that was in vogue among the German upper classes at the time. Performing them is acclaimed Italian lutenist Mario D’Agosto, whose changes in tonality aim to better serve the capacities of the instrument and whose embellishments are testament to the high level of ornamentation which played such an intrinsic role in baroque performance practice.

Yasunori Imamura - Bach: Complete Works for Lute (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 15, 2018
Yasunori Imamura - Bach: Complete Works for Lute (2018)

Yasunori Imamura - Bach: Complete Works for Lute (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 462 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 270 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:56:58
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The considerable variety of Johann Sebastian Bach’s output for the lute stands witness to different periods of his life and career. This collection comprises Bach’s complete lute works, amply demonstrating his interest in its expressive qualities. These works include the technically demanding Partita BWV 1006a, Bach’s own transcription of his Cello Suite No. 5, three pieces from the St John Passion and the St Matthew Passion where the lute appears in an ensemble setting, and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998, described by the renowned harpsichordist Wanda Landowska as ‘of incomparable beauty… unique amongst Bach’s works’.
Marc Lewon, Paul Kieffer, Grace Newcombe - Two Lutes with Grace: Plectrum Lute Duos of the Late 15th Century (2020)

Marc Lewon, Paul Kieffer, Grace Newcombe - Two Lutes with Grace: Plectrum Lute Duos of the Late 15th Century (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 326 MB | Tracks: 31 | 61:37 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

The plectrum lute duo was one of the most popular ensembles for professional instrumentalists in late 15th-century Western Europe. This recording presents for the first time the bulk of a surviving repertoire that can arguably be considered for the lute duo, performed on two equal plectrum lutes or with a combination of lute and gittern - a smaller member of the lute family.
Olivia Chiang - Bach's Complete Lute Suites by Olivia Chiang (2020)

Olivia Chiang - Bach's Complete Lute Suites by Olivia Chiang (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:23:43 | 320 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Olivia Chiang

Here’s nineteen year old Olivia Chiang who is currently a student of Scott Tennant, playing all three movements from the “Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas” arranged by Manuel Ponce. For each of the movements, Olivia is playing on a different guitar. You can hear her play “La Pajarera” on a stunning 2019 Luigi Locatto, “Por Ti Mi Corazón” on a brand new Contreras “10th Anniversary” and “La Valentina”, the third and final piece on a Vicente Carrillo “Primera Especial”.
Hideki Yamaya, John Schneiderman - Duets for Baroque Lute & Mandolino (2021)

Hideki Yamaya, John Schneiderman - Duets for Baroque Lute & Mandolino (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:16:08 | 174 / 296 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: haenssler CLASSIC

Commanding a vast repertoire of more than 100 concertos for piano and orchestra by Spanish composers (Granados, Malats, Albeniz, Blancafort, Falla, Cassado, J. Gomez, E. Serrano, Molleda, etc), and others (including Astor Piazzolla, Xaver Scharwenka, Nikolai Medtner and Ignaz Paderewsky), Melani tenaciously champions the little known and often neglected hidden treasures of Spanish and International Classical Music repertoire, showcasing them in his performances as a solo pianist, in Chamber Music, and as an orchestral conductor. Now he releases unknown Spanish Piano Concertos. Recognized as “one of the world’s elite virtuous musicians” by international critics (“The Daily Telegraph” – 1997, London), Melani Mestre studied music at the Superior Municipal Conservatory of Music of Barcelona.
Toyohiko Satoh - Lute Music from the Netherlands (1991) {Radio Nederland BFO A-16}

Toyohiko Satoh - Lute Music from the Netherlands (1991) {Radio Nederland BFO A-16}
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© 1991 Radio Nederland | BFO A-16
Classical / Renaissance / Dutch / Lute

The Japanese lutenist Toyohiko Satoh (佐藤豊彦) is one of the most influential lute players of the last century. Born in 1943, he is now looking back on a career of over 40 years of lute playing, including 35 years teaching as a professor for lute at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, the Netherlands. Besides being a performer, he is also composing music for chamber ensembles and solo lute, as well as researching and writing about music.