Sonatas - Weiss / Rubsam - Musik - BRILLIANT CLASSICS - 5028421955094 - April 23, 2021
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Weiss / Rubsam

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Weiss was one of the most important and most prolific composers of lute music in history. He wrote around 600 pieces for lute, most of them grouped into "sonatas" (not to be confused with the later classical sonata, based on sonata form) or suites, which consist mostly of Baroque dance pieces. Weiss also wrote an extensive repertory of chamber music, lute duets, and concertos, but only the solo parts have survived; in every case the parts that accompany the solo lute are lost.

The present recording is played on a lute-harpsichord built for Mr. Rübsam in 2015 by the acclaimed American instrument-maker Keith Hill. It consists of one manual with one set of eight-foot gut-strings, and two sets of jacks which pluck the strings in two different places. One, positioned farther from the nut, produces a fluty sound, and the other, closer to the nut, produces a more nasal timbre. A second set of brass four foot strings gives a halo-effect by resonating with the registers that are played by the performer. It causes the rather dry sound of the gut strings to have a much more singing quality of tone.


Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Composer S.L. Weiss
Released April 23, 2021
EAN/UPC 5028421955094
Genre Classical
Dimensions 90 g

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