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Michel Cardin - Silvius Leopold Weiss: The Complete London Manuscript (12 CDs, 1997)

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Michel Cardin - Silvius Leopold Weiss: The Complete London Manuscript (12 CDs, 1997)Artist: Michel Cardin
Title Of Album: Silvius Leopold Weiss: The Complete London Manuscript
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: Brilliant
Country: US
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (*tracks,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 14:11:47 min
Full Size: 4 Gb

Almost an exact contemporary of Bach, Silvius Leopold Weiss (16871750) was renowned in his day as one of the most proficient lutenists in Europe. Born in Grottkau, now part of Poland, he soon established himself in the service of Prince Elector of Saxony August the Strong, based in Dresden, where he eventually became the highest paid musician of the court. Over his lifetime he composed over 200 sonatas, and, remarkably, many of them remain conserved and unplayed to this day. The manuscripts can be found in various libraries scattered across Europe, and the London Manuscript, held in the British Library since 1877, contains a staggering 26 solo sonatas as well as other individual and ensemble works with flute. The sonatas are not like the typical Classical sonatas that would appear in Mozarts time; they are structured more like a Baroque suite, normally comprising six individual movements, lively gigues and courantes as well as allemandes and slow sarabandes. Although Weisss lute music has been compared to that of J.S. Bach, there is a wealth of originality here that is not always found in Bachs works, due to Weisss deep understanding of the instrument. Weiss utilised unusually sophisticated harmonies, particularly in the later works, where he frequently employed diminished seventh chords and bold enharmonic changes. His ensemble works for flute and lute add a striking new voice, leading to lively interplay between the two instruments. Michel Cardin has devoted his career to painstakingly reconstructing the London Manuscript, bringing the various fragments to a playable standard and carefully analysing which segments belong where. Over the past decade he has released each CD individually with various works from the manuscript; now, the listener has an opportunity to own the complete collection, encapsulating 12 CDs worth of Weisss remarkable Baroque lute music. This slow, academic approach, based on years of research and careful analysis, has brought a highly authentic recording of these works to fruition. However, Cardin describes himself as a performer first and a musicologist second; these works can most certainly be enjoyed by anyone, whether already acquainted with Weiss or not. Baroque flautist Christiane Laflamme, who joins Cardin on the last two CDs, was also an integral part of the reconstruction process. Cardins venture has been reviewed in the British magazine Early Music, where it was described as the most remarkable Weiss project of all. Now in a 12CD budget box: the complete London Manuscript by Silvius Leopold Weiss! Weiss (a near exact contemporary of Bach: 1687-1750) was a famous lute player and composer in his, time, a highly regarded court musician at the Dresden court. He wrote extensively for his instrument. This 12CD set contains the complete works found in the London Manuscript: 26 Sonatas for lute solo. The sonatas are not written in the classical sense of the genre, but they are more like suites, with several dance movements. Weisss musical language is highly expressive, full of daring chromatic harmonies and intricate counterpoint, only a master lutenist could write such music! Lutenist Michel Cardin reconstructed the London Manuscript with painstaking care in a period of over 10 years, and he recorded it on separately issued CDs. Brilliant Classics is proud to issue the complete set in one box, a monument of great music and great playing! The booklet contains extensive liner notes by the artist. Other information: Recorded in Canada between 1992 and 2004. Unique opportunity to own the complete London Manuscript in full, described by Early Music magazine as one of the greatest solo music sources in early music history. Extensive liner notes written by Michel Cardin included in clamshell with more available online. Biographies of the artists.


Tracklist:

The London Manuscript, Vol.1
Suite #1 in F Major
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Bourree
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Gigue
Suite #2 in D Major
8. Prelude
9. Allemande
10. Courante
11. Bourree
12. Sarabande
13. Menuet
14. Gigue
Suite #3 in G Minor
15. Prelude
16. Allemande
17. Courante
18. Bourree
19. Sarabande
20. Menuets I et II
The London Manuscript, Vol.2
Suite #4 in G Major
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Bourree
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Gigue
Suite #5 in C Minor
8. Allemande
9. Courante
10. Gavotte
11. Sarabande
12. Menuet
13. Gigue
Suite #6 in E Flat Major
14. Prelude
15. Allemande
16. Courante
17. Bourree
18. Sarabande
19. Menuet
20. Chaconne
The London Manuscript, Vol.3
Suite #7 in D Minor
1. Fantasia
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Gavotte
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Gigue
Suite #8 in A Major
8. Prelude
9. Allemande
10. Courante
11. Bourree
12. Sarabande
13. Menuet
14. Chaconne
15. Gigue
Suite #9 in D Minor
16. Prelude
17. Allemande
18. Courante
19. Bourree & Double
20. Menuet
The London Manuscript, Vol.4
Suite #10 in Bb Major
1. Allemande
2. Courante
3. Paysanne
4. Sarabande
5. Menuet
6. Gigue
Suite #11 in A Major
7. Allemande
8. Air en echo
9. Paysanne
10. Sarabande
11. Menuet
12. Pastorale
Suite #12 in C Major
13. Allemande
14. Courante
15. Bourree
16. Sarabande
17. Menuet
18. Paysanne
The London Manuscript, Vol.5
Suite #13 in D Major
1. Allemande
2. Coutante
3. Angloise
4. Sarabande
5. Menuet
6. Passacaille
Suite #14 in F Major
7. Prelude
8. Allemande
9. Courante
10. Bourree
11. Sarabande
12. Menuet
13. Gigue
Suite #15 in F Minor
14. Allemande
15. Courante
16. Sarabande
17. Bourree
18. Tempo di menueto
19. Gigue
The London Manuscript, Vol.6
Suite #16 in G Major
1. Prelude
2. Toccata
3. Fugue
4. Courante
5. Bourree
6. Sarabande
7. Menuet
8. Allegro
Suite #17 in Bb Major
9. Prelude
10. Entree
11. Bourrees, I & II
12. Gavottes, I & II
13. Sarabande
14. Menuets, I & II
15. Saltarella
The London Manuscript, Vol.7
Suite #18 in C Major
1. Ouverture
2. Bourree
3. Aria, Un poco andante
4. Menuet & Trio
5. Gigue
Suite #19 in G Minor
6. Andante
7. Passepied
8. Bourree
9. Sarabande
10. La Babilieuse en menuet
11. Gigue
Suite #20 in D Major
12. Prelude
13. Marche
14. Gavotte
15. Aria, adagio
16. Menuet
17. Musette
18. Rondeau en echo
19. Comment savez-vous
The London Manuscript, Vol.8
Suite #21 in C Minor
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Gavotte
4. Rondeau
5. Sarabande
6. Menuet
7. Rigaudon
8. La Belle Tiroloise
Suite #22 in F Major 'Le Fameux Corsaire'
9. Allemande
10. Courante
11. Bourree
12. Sarabande
13. Menuet
14. Presto
Suite #23 in A Minor 'L'Infidele'
15. Entree
16. Courante
17. Sarabande
18. Menuet
19. Musette
20. Paysanne
The London Manuscript, Vol.9
Suite #24 in Eb Major
1. Prelude
2. Allemande
3. Rigaudon
4. Sarabande
5. Gavotte
6. Menuet
7. Le Sans Souci
Suite #25 in F Major
8. Allemande
9. Allegro
10. Bourree
11. Menuet 1
12. Menuet II
13. Gigue
Suite #26 in F Major
14. Allemande
15. Courante
16. Bourree
17. Sarabande
18. Menuet I
19. Menuet II
20. Gigue
The London Manuscript, Vol.10
1. Menuet in F major I
2. Menuet in F major II
3. Gavotte in F major
4. Gavotte et Double in D major
5. Prelude in B-flat major
6. Ouverture in B-flat major
7. Courante in B-flat major
8. Bourree in B-flat major
9. Allegro in G major
10. Courante Royale in G major
11. Prelude in E-flat major
12. Menuet in G major
13. Fugue in C major
14. Fugue in D minor
15. L'Amant malheureux
16. Fantaisie in C minor
17. Menuet in B-flat major
18. Plainte in B-flat major
19. Tombeau sur la mort de M. Cajetan Baron d'Hartig
20. Bourree in C major
21. Menuet in C major
The London Manuscript, Vol.11
1. Gavotte en re mineur
2. Menuet en re mineur
3. Prelude et fugue en mi b majeur
4. Menuet et Trio en sol majeur
5. Bourree en ra majeur
6. Tomeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy
7. Prelude en do majeur
8. Fantaisie en do majeur
9. Menuet en do majeur
10. Gavotte en do majeur
11. Capriccio en re majeur (complete version)
12. Menuet I en re majeur
13. Menuet II en si mineur
14. Mademoiselle Tiroloise
Concert (Duo) No.1 d'un luth et d'une flute traversiere
15. Adagio
16. Allegro
17. Grave
18. Allegro
The London Manuscript, Vol.12
Concert (Duo) No.2 in B-flat major for Lute and Traverse Flute
1. Andante
2. Presto
3. Andante
4. Allegro
Concert (Duo) No.3 in F major for Lute and Traverse Flute
5. Adagio
6. Allegro
7. Amoroso
8. Allegro
Concert (Duo) No.4 in G minor for Lute and Traverse Flute
9. Adagio
10. Gavotte
11. Sarabande
12. Menuet
13. Bourree
14. Chaconne
Concert (Duo) No.5 in D minor for Lute and Traverse Flute
15. Prelude
16. Andante
17. Le badinage
18. Largo
19. Le Sicilien
20. Menuet
21. Gigue





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