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12 years after his album entitled 'Italian Virtuosi of the Chitarrone' (BIS-1899), Jakob Lindberg returns to his magnificent theorbo, specially built for him by the luthier Michael Lowe, based on an instrument preserved in the Musee de la Musique in Paris.One of the most spectacular instruments of the early baroque owing to it's length and great number of strings, the theorbo was originally designed to accompany the voice, but is also ideally suited to solo performance. For this disc, Lindberg has chosen pieces by Robert de Visee, one of the great French masters of the lute, theorbo and guitar repertoire and a favourite of Louis XIV. The recording features dances as well as character pieces, including a moving 'Plainte' in memory of his two deceased daughters. It also includes de Visee's arrangements of compositions by Lully, Couperin and Purcell as well as his own version of Les Folies d'Espagne, a very popular chord progression that inspired so many composers of his time.Jakob Lindberg writes: 'I can't help but be seduced by the grace of the instrument's lines, the resonance of it's sonorities, and by the unmistakably French elegance of this remarkable composer.'
12 years after his album entitled 'Italian Virtuosi of the Chitarrone' (BIS-1899), Jakob Lindberg returns to his magnificent theorbo, specially built for him by the luthier Michael Lowe, based on an instrument preserved in the Musee de la Musique in Paris.One of the most spectacular instruments of the early baroque owing to it's length and great number of strings, the theorbo was originally designed to accompany the voice, but is also ideally suited to solo performance. For this disc, Lindberg has chosen pieces by Robert de Visee, one of the great French masters of the lute, theorbo and guitar repertoire and a favourite of Louis XIV. The recording features dances as well as character pieces, including a moving 'Plainte' in memory of his two deceased daughters. It also includes de Visee's arrangements of compositions by Lully, Couperin and Purcell as well as his own version of Les Folies d'Espagne, a very popular chord progression that inspired so many composers of his time.Jakob Lindberg writes: 'I can't help but be seduced by the grace of the instrument's lines, the resonance of it's sonorities, and by the unmistakably French elegance of this remarkable composer.'
7318599925622
Visee / Lindberg - Theorbo Solo (Hybr)

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Format: CD
Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 05/24/2024
UPC: 7318599925622

Theorbo Solo (Hybr)
Artist: Visee / Lindberg
Format: CD
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12 years after his album entitled 'Italian Virtuosi of the Chitarrone' (BIS-1899), Jakob Lindberg returns to his magnificent theorbo, specially built for him by the luthier Michael Lowe, based on an instrument preserved in the Musee de la Musique in Paris.One of the most spectacular instruments of the early baroque owing to it's length and great number of strings, the theorbo was originally designed to accompany the voice, but is also ideally suited to solo performance. For this disc, Lindberg has chosen pieces by Robert de Visee, one of the great French masters of the lute, theorbo and guitar repertoire and a favourite of Louis XIV. The recording features dances as well as character pieces, including a moving 'Plainte' in memory of his two deceased daughters. It also includes de Visee's arrangements of compositions by Lully, Couperin and Purcell as well as his own version of Les Folies d'Espagne, a very popular chord progression that inspired so many composers of his time.Jakob Lindberg writes: 'I can't help but be seduced by the grace of the instrument's lines, the resonance of it's sonorities, and by the unmistakably French elegance of this remarkable composer.'
        
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