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The Golden Age Of The French Lute

Stephen Stubbs

The Golden Age Of The French Lute

Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917206425
Catnr: CC 72064
Release date: 01 January 1998
1 CD
 
Label
Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917206425
Catalogue number
CC 72064
Release date
01 January 1998
Album
Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

On this album you can listen to French baroque music for lute by Denis and Ennemond Gaultier, Jacques Gallot, Jan Antonín Losy, Arcangelo Corelli, Esaias Reusner and Robert de Visée.

De meester van de luit
Stephen Stubbs is een luitspeler en dirigent die al ruim 30 jaar een van de belangrijkste figuren is in de Amerikaanse uitvoeringspraktijk van oude muziek. Nadat hij was opgegroeid in Seattle studeerde hij klavecimbel en compositie aan de Universiteit van Washington waar hij, tegelijkertijd, begon met het leren spelen van de luit. Nadat hij afstudeerde verhuisde hij naar Engeland en daarna Nederland om het instrument verder te beoefenen en in 1976 gaf zijn luit debuutconcert in de Wigmore Hall in Londen. Van 1981 tot 2013 doceerde hij aan Hochschule für Künste in Bremen en in 2013 werd hij “artist in residence” aan de Universiteit van Washington in Seattle. Door de jaren heen heeft hij veel opgetreden met zijn ensembles Tragicomedia en Teatro Lirico en heeft hij meerdere barokopera’s gedirigeerd over de hele wereld. Hij heeft een groot aantal albums opgenomen met beroemde ensembles en musici zoals het Hilliard Ensemble en Andrew Lawrence-King.

Op dit album is een compilatie van zijn beste luit uitvoeringen te horen. Het zijn werken van Denis en Ennemond Gaultier, Jacques Gallot, Jan Antonín Losy, Arcangelo Corelli, Esaias Reusner en Robert de Visée. Stuk voor stuk uit de Franse barok: de hoogtijdagen van de luitmuziek. De muziek is vlot en ontroerend: een genot voor het oor.

Artist(s)

Stephen Stubbs (lute)

Stephen Stubbs spent a 30-year career in Europe. He returned to his native Seattle in 2006 as one of the world’s most respected lutenists, conductors, and baroque opera specialists. In 2007 Stephen established his new production company, Pacific MusicWorks, based in Seattle, reflecting his lifelong interest in both early music and contemporary performance. Stephen is also the Boston Early Music Festival’s permanent artistic co-director along with his long-time colleague Paul O’Dette. Stephen and Paul are also the musical directors of all BEMF operas. His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist include well over 100 albums, many of which have received international acclaim and awards. From 2013-2018 Stephen Stubbs held the position of Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music. During this...
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Stephen Stubbs spent a 30-year career in Europe. He returned to his native Seattle in 2006 as one of the world’s most respected lutenists, conductors, and baroque opera specialists.
In 2007 Stephen established his new production company, Pacific MusicWorks, based in Seattle, reflecting his lifelong interest in both early music and contemporary performance. Stephen is also the Boston Early Music Festival’s permanent artistic co-director along with his long-time colleague Paul O’Dette. Stephen and Paul are also the musical directors of all BEMF operas.
His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist include well over 100 albums, many of which have received international acclaim and awards.
From 2013-2018 Stephen Stubbs held the position of Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music. During this tenure he produced and conducted Handel’s Semele, Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Gluck’s Orphée, Cavalli’s Calisto, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

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Composer(s)

Arcangelo Corelli

The Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli was the first European composer who was recognized for his instrumental works, and was also the one who established genres such as the sonata and the concerto grosso. His works were of major importance for the development of chamber music and orchestral music. Composers such as Vivaldi, Geminiani and Telemann revised Corelli’s works or imitated his style. The virtuosic style of playing that Corelli taught to his pupils was of vital importance for the development of violin playing, and formed the foundation of the violin technique until the 19th century. Although Corelli was famous during his lifetime, only little is known about his life. The available information consists primarily of a wealth of legends...
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The Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli was the first European composer who was recognized for his instrumental works, and was also the one who established genres such as the sonata and the concerto grosso. His works were of major importance for the development of chamber music and orchestral music. Composers such as Vivaldi, Geminiani and Telemann revised Corelli’s works or imitated his style. The virtuosic style of playing that Corelli taught to his pupils was of vital importance for the development of violin playing, and formed the foundation of the violin technique until the 19th century.
Although Corelli was famous during his lifetime, only little is known about his life. The available information consists primarily of a wealth of legends and anecdotes for which no reliable evidence can be found. It is known that Corelli studied in Bologna, and worked in Rome around 1675, where he played in various ensembles, led the orchestras of his patrons and performed as a soloist at the house concerts of the aristocracy.
Corelli’s oeuvre comprises solely of instrumental works, amongst them concerti grossi, chamber sonatas and church sonatas, published in sets of twelve. Currently his compositions are not as popular as during his lifetime, but there are still some works that are loved by the audience, like the so-called Christmas Concerto from his 12 Concerti Grossi op.6.

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01.
Chaconne ou Cascades, for lute in E major
03:27
(Henri Delaunay) Stephen Stubbs
02.
Prélude for lute in D minor
00:54
(Denis Gaultier) Stephen Stubbs
03.
Tombeau de Mezangeau, for lute
03:54
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
04.
Gigue in D minor (from Piéces de Luth en Musique, 1680)
01:36
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
05.
Allemande ou Testament in D minor (from Piéces de Luth en Musique, 1680)
01:51
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
06.
Courante in D minor (from Piéces de Luth en Musique, 1680)
01:19
(Denis Gaultier) Stephen Stubbs
07.
Sarabande in D minor (from Piéces de Luth en Musique, 1680)
01:40
(Denis Gaultier) Stephen Stubbs
08.
La Poste, for lute
01:26
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
09.
Canaris in D minor (from Piéces de Luth en Musique, 1680)
01:39
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
10.
Prélude de Dubut for lute in C major
00:49
(Jacques Gallot) Stephen Stubbs
11.
Allemande for lute in C major
02:49
(Jacques Gallot) Stephen Stubbs
12.
Rondeau for lute in C major
02:08
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
13.
Les Noces de Village for lute in C major
01:50
(Jacques Gallot) Stephen Stubbs
14.
Prélude for lute in D major
00:53
(Denis Gaultier) Stephen Stubbs
15.
Allemande for lute in D major
01:28
(Denis Gaultier) Stephen Stubbs
16.
Courante italienne in D major
01:49
(Arcangelo Corelli) Stephen Stubbs
17.
Gigue for lute in D major
01:26
(Ennemond Gautier) Stephen Stubbs
18.
Passacaglia for lute in D major
04:25
(Esaias Reusner) Stephen Stubbs
19.
Allemande for lute in A minor ('Tombeaux Du Vieux Gallot')
03:10
(Robert de Visée) Stephen Stubbs
20.
Suite for lute in F major: Ouverture
03:33
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
21.
Suite for lute in F major: Allemande
02:53
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
22.
Suite for lute in F major: Courante
02:32
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
23.
Suite for lute in F major: Sarabande
01:40
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
24.
Suite for lute in F major: Gavotte
01:09
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
25.
Suite for lute in F major: Menuet
01:30
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
26.
Suite for lute in F major: Bourée
01:30
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
27.
Suite for lute in F major: Gigue
01:55
(Jan Antonín Losy) Stephen Stubbs
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