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Fri, 30 Jun 2006

Weiss / Lindberg Lute

Silvius Leopold Weiss, Music for Lute
Jakob Lindberg

Silvius Leopold Weiss composed these pieces for lute in the first half of the eighteenth century. He was born in Silesia but ended up in the court at Dresden and was the highest paid instrumentalist in the Hofkapelle.

The pieces here are rather nice - muted as you'd expect of a single lute, and reflective. The actual instrument used is a Sixtus Rauwolf lute from 1590 which was purchased by Jakob Lindberg at Sotheby's.

It's a very pleasant 73'14 for those who like this period of music. (Baron K)

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