Renaissance Lute Music

Renaissance Lute Music

by Marco Pesci
     
 

Lorenzino del Liuto (Lorenzino of the Lute) was a Roman lutenist of the late sixteenth century, the son of a Fleming who joined the professional migration south to Italy. No one would claim that his small dances presented here are on par with Dowland's, but they are interesting pieces that carry some of the experimental, connoisseur-orientedSee more details below

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Lorenzino del Liuto (Lorenzino of the Lute) was a Roman lutenist of the late sixteenth century, the son of a Fleming who joined the professional migration south to Italy. No one would claim that his small dances presented here are on par with Dowland's, but they are interesting pieces that carry some of the experimental, connoisseur-oriented atmosphere of the madrigals of the same period. As lutenist Marco Pesci points out in his booklet notes, Lorenzino's style was forward-looking, with toccata-like elements invading even what seem to be straight dance pieces as they develop. One can see why his name lasted for more than a century in the history books, at a time when few names lasted that long. Specialists and libraries will be more excited about this disc than average listeners; there is a rhythmically squarish feel to much of the music here, and the long "Passomezzo" (track 10) is less exciting than any number of other treatments of that vernacular Italian dance pattern. However, the several lute versions of madrigals (one by Palestrina, of all people) display Lorenzino's style at its best, with judicious ornamentation of the original placed with the confidence of the true virtuoso. Pesci plays smoothly and makes the best possible case for this music, serving as his own producer and shaping a clean sonic environment that excels those of many more sumptuous lute recordings. Recommended for collections of Renaissance music and of recordings of plucked stringed instruments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313016570
catalogNumber:
8570165
Rank:
76442

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Tracks

  1. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  2. Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  3. Work(s): [Unspecified] Galliarda  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  4. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  5. Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  6. Vestiva i colli, madrigal for 5 voices  - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina  - Marco Pesci
  7. Work(s): Così le chiome. Secunda Pars  - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina  - Marco Pesci
  8. Branle, for lute  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  9. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  10. Passomezo, for lute  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  11. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  12. Missa Susanne un jour, for 5 voices, H. iv/121  - Roland de Lassus  - Marco Pesci
  13. Work(s): [Unspecified] Galliarda  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  14. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  15. Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  16. Work(s): [Unspecified] Galliarda  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  17. Anchor che col partire, madrigal  - Cipriano de Rore  - Marco Pesci
  18. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  19. Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci
  20. Work(s): [Unspecified] Præludium  - Lorenzino del Liuto  - Marco Pesci

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