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Baroque Lute

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Baroque Lute
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Classical
Code
BKD 006
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  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Entree
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Entree

    03:54
    $1.70
  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Courante
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Courante

    02:25
    $1.70
  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Sarabande
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Sarabande

    04:59
    $1.70
  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Menuet
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Menuet

    01:57
    $1.70
  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Musette
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Musette

    02:53
    $1.70
  • Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Paysanne
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Sonata No. 29 in A Minor 'L'infidele': Paysanne

    02:51
    $1.70
  • Prelude in C Major
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Prelude in C Major

    01:44
    $1.70
  • Fantasia in C Major
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Fantasia in C Major

    03:57
    $1.70
  • Fugue in C Major
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Fugue in C Major

    04:37
    $1.70
  • Concerto in F Major: I. Allegro
    Composer(s) Antonio Vivaldi
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Concerto in F Major: I. Allegro

    02:34
    $1.70
  • Concerto in F Major: II. Larghetto
    Composer(s) Antonio Vivaldi
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Concerto in F Major: II. Larghetto

    04:04
    $1.70
  • Concerto in F Major: III. Allegro
    Composer(s) Antonio Vivaldi
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Concerto in F Major: III. Allegro

    02:28
    $1.70
  • Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy
    Composer(s) Sylvius Leopold Weiss
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy

    07:50
    $3.40
  • Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
    Composer(s) Johann Sebastian Bach
    Artist(s) Nigel North

    Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne

    14:01
    $5.10

Total running time: 60 minutes.

Album information

Nigel North is considered the pre-eminent lute player of his generation and this debut recording has achieved benchmark status.

The programme opens with Weiss' 'L'infidèle' Sonata, the work which inspired North to play the D minor tuned eighteenth-century lute. Weiss was undoubtedly the greatest lutenist-composer of his time; and Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy is perhaps his most well-known piece and has been widely performed. The Prelude, Fantasia and Fugue in C major pay tribute to Weiss' skill as an improviser and demonstrate a truly idiomatic lute style.

Transcription has long been a popular tool for both composers and performers; here both Bach and North contribute to an innovative reworking of what was originally a Vivaldi violin concerto. Bach's Chaconne in the lute's 'home' key of D minor adapts perfectly to the instrument; so successful was North's transcription that he went on to transcribe Bach's complete music for solo cello and violin.