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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’.
Eduardo Egüez - The Lute Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume One (2001)

Eduardo Egüez - The Lute Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume One (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:18 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: MA Recordings | Catalog: 53

The issue of authenticity of Bach’s so-called lute music is one that continues to perplex artists today; most of the recordings of Bach’s lute music range from transcriptions of the cello and certain solo violin suites to other more capriciously chosen works that are made to “fit” the instrument. Indeed, one of the best (and most popular) of such collections, that by Nigel North (Linn Records, “Bach on the Lute”), consists entirely of these violin and cello works, albeit with the not-uncommon idea of such works finding their way into the repertoire of all sorts of related instruments.
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.
Hubert Hoffmann, Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Viennese Lute Concertos (2008)

Hubert Hoffmann, Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria - Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt: Viennese Lute Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 399 Mb | Total time: 78:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | CC 72291 | Recorded: 2008

Wenzel Ludwig Edler von Radolt’s collection of lute music entitled ”To my most true and confiding friend”, inclined both to the merry and to the sad humours, herewith in the company of other faithful vassals of our innermost sensibility’ was printed in 1701 in Vienna by J(oh)ann Michael Nestler and bears a dedication to the then‚ Roman King’ Josef I.
Radolt was of Austro-Italian aristocratic descent. He was born and died in Vienna. According to his own account, he spent his life ”so allured by the beguiling countenance of most pleasurable music, as to dedicate the course of my life to her“. The ‘Most true and confiding friend’ is the only work of Radolt that survives today.

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’.

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.

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 4, 2017
Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar (2017)

Andras Csaki - J.S. Bach: Lute Suites for Guitar
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:21 min | 281 MB
Label: Hungaroton | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

There is no doubt that the lute played an important role in Bach's oeuvre: he composed and arranged works for solo lute throughout his career, moreover, the lute's particular sonority enriched several of his orchestral scores, too. His lute suites are currently often performed by guitarists on six-string guitar, that is one of the biggest technical and musical challenges. During his career each significant guitar player works tirelessly to make his own arrangement and experimenting his playing version and particular tuning.Andras Csaki is an outstanding guitarist and "he always chooses expression over showing off" (Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011).

Joachim Held - Polish Lute Music of the Renaissance (2019)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Dec. 3, 2020
Joachim Held - Polish Lute Music of the Renaissance (2019)

Joachim Held - Polish Lute Music of the Renaissance (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 228 Mb | Total time: 59:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | HC19034 | Recorded: 2019

Solo lute music flourished in large parts of Europe in the first half of the 16th century. In Italy, its most important early exponents were Francesco Spinacino, Joanambrosio Dalza, Vincenzo Capirola and Francesco da Milano. The leading lutenists in France were Albert de Rippe and Guillaume Morlaye. Germanys composers of unaccompanied lute music were Hans Judenkünig, Hans Newsiedler and Hans Gerle. The second half of the century brought new composers to the fore: in Italy, Vincenzo Galilei, Giovanni Antonio Terzi and Simone Molinaro; in Germany, Hans Newsiedlers son Melchior above all.
Alberto Crugnola - German Lute Music of the 18th Century [4CDs] (2012)

Alberto Crugnola - German Lute Music of the 18th Century [4CDs] (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Total time: 04:26:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus | # CHR77355 | Recorded: 2005-2008

Lute music in Germany is closely associated with the name Silvius Leopold Weiss who influenced generations of lutenists with his outstanding compositions and was the cornerstone of German lute music. As his oeuvre has already enjoyed a wide distribution and substantial appreciation, this anthology only touches on a few individual works as reference points and places a greater focus on Weiss’s musical environment and legacy. A particular focus is given to Bayreuth which developed into a regional cultural centre for the lute thanks to the encouragement of the Margravine Wilhelmine, the sister of Frederick the Great.
Francesco da Milano - Intabolatura da Leuto (1530 ca) - Paul Beier, lute (1999) {Stradivarius STR11010 rel 2006}

Francesco da Milano - Intabolatura da Leuto (1530 ca) - Paul Beier, lute (1999) {Stradivarius STR11010 rel 2006}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 44 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999, 2006 Stradivarius | STR 11010 | Echo Series
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music / Lute

This book (entablature) of lute pieces was published about 1530 by Francesco da Milano (1497-1543), known in his day along with Michelangelo as "Il Divino." The foremost lutenist of the Italian Renaissance, he served three popes and two cardinals. His works were published throughout Europe. "Clear phrasing captured by Beier with exquisite taste and without ostentation." -Goldberg