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Italian Lute Virtuosi of the Renaissance

Composer Marco Dall'Aquila
Alberto da Mantova
Francesco da Milano
Performer Jakob Lindberg
Period Renaissance
Catalogue Number BIS-2202 SACD
EAN 7318599922027
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Sep 2016
Total time 81'11

The lute flourished for more than five hundred years, until its decline towards the end of the eighteenth century, and for large parts of that time it was the most important instrument in all of Western music. One such golden period was the 1500s, and some of the most exciting developments, at least during the beginning of the century, took place in Italy. These included the first instances of printed lute music as well as changes to the instrument itself, but also the emergence of virtuoso players who also composed for the lute. On this disc Jakob Lindberg, one of the great lutenists of our time, pays tribute to three colleagues from 600 years ago: Francesco da Milano, Marco dall’Aquila and Alberto da Mantova. All three were famed performers: da Milano was employed by three successive popes, and da Mantova was for some 20 years the best-paid of all the lutenists at the royal court in France, where he was known as Albert de Rippe. They also composed, with dall’Aquila – the oldest of the three – famously receiving in 1505 a 10-year privilege from the doge of Venice to publish lute music. During this period, lute music fell into three broad categories: fantasias (or ricercars), intabulations (arrangements of vocal music) and dances. For his generous recital, Lindberg has selected 26 pieces from these categories, ordering them in seven suites for the greatest possible variety. Jakob Lindberg features on some 35 discs in the BIS catalogue, and the latest offering fits in well with earlier releases such as his survey of Jacobean Lute Music (BIS-2055), named an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, and a programme of Italian music for chitarrone (BIS-1899), described as ‘an outstanding release’ in Classical Guitar Magazine.
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  Francesco da Milano
01 Fantasia 34 ‘La Compagna’ 2'50
02 Ricercar 3 1'29
03 Ricercar 51 3'23
04 Fantasia 15 1'35
  Marco Dall'Aquila
05 Ricercar 30 1'13
06 In te Domine speravi (Josquin) 1'36
07 Nous bergier (Janequin) 2'01
08 Ricercar 32 3'31
09 Plus nulz regrets (Josquin) 4'10
  Alberto da Mantova
10 Pavan ‘La Romanesca’ 2'19
11 Fantasia 20 6'51
12 Or vien ça vien (Janequin) 1'57
  Francesco da Milano
13 Fantasia 22 1'34
14 Fantasia 66 4'10
15 Quanta beltà (Arcadelt) 2'45
  Alberto da Mantova
16 Fantasia 13 4'47
17 O passi sparsi (Festa) 4'35
18 Fantasia 16 5'29
  Marco Dall'Aquila
19 Ricercar 33 2'06
20 Saltarello ‘La Traditora’ 2'06
21 Fantasia 19a 3'24
22 Il est bel et bon (Passereau) 2'08
  Francesco da Milano
23 Fantasia 55 5'47
24 De mon triste desplaisir (Richafort) 1'44
25 Tu discois que je mourroye (Sermisy) 2'01
26 Fantasia 33 2'55
  Album total 81'11
ComposerDall'Aquila, Marco
Mantova, Alberto da
Milano, Francesco da
LuteLindberg, Jakob

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