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Baroque Lute Music 1 [Import]

Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger , Paul O'Dette Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Paul O’Dette has been called ‘the clearest case of genius ever to touch his instrument’ (Toronto Globe and Mail). Though perhaps best known for his recitals and recordings of virtuoso solo lute music, he maintains an active international career as a continuo player, and conducts baroque operas and orchestral programs throughout the United States and ... Read more in Amazon's Paul O'Dette Store

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  • Performer: Paul O'Dette
  • Composer: Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger
  • Audio CD (March 13, 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Classical Express
  • ASIN: B000059WLD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,530 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Toccata Arpeggiata
2. Gagliarda 11a
3. Toccata 5a
4. Aria Di Fiorenza
5. Toccata 1
6. Gagliarda 1a
7. Corrente 1a
8. Toccata VI
9. Gagliarda 10 a
10. Corrente 7a
11. Corrente 2a (Modena MS)
12. Ciachone
13. Toccata V
14. Gagliarda 12a
15. Corrente 12a
16. Toccata III
17. Gagliarda 4a
18. Corrente 11a
19. Toccata 1a
20. Corrente 2a
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant value for money! April 24, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Beautifully and expressively played, with articulation and phrasing as clear as crystal, and a bigger sound than lutes on CDs usually have (these are large instruments, a chitarrone and a 10-course lute). I also found the recording quality excellent, particularly if, as I do, you like a "close-in" sound. This same album is marketed elsewhere under another title and cover at twice the price (I checked the contents track for track: they're identical). I'm not surprised by the rave reviews quoted on the back. If you like baroque lute and want a generous portion (70 minutes), buy this! Why's it so cheap?
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroque Lute Music, Volume I: Kapsberger December 14, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This amazingly inexpensive recording is
excellent and beautifully clear. Paul O'Dette is
superb as usual. Here he plays the chitarrone
(also called the theorbo): a wonderful,
deep-voiced stringed instrument (rather like a
very long necked lute). On some pieces he
plays the ten-course lute. Mr. O'Dette has a
very fine musical ability and he also has
written knowledgeably about the music in the
accompanying booklet. The music of Giovanni
Girolamo Kapsberger is certainly overdue for
revival, as is the sound of these earlier
instruments. This delightful recording is
welcome indeed.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can Only Be Described With Superlatives April 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Baroque Lute Music, Vol. 1: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (c. 1580 – 1651): 25 pieces for lute or chitarrone/theorbo, played on copies of historical instruments by Paul O’Dette.

Recorded in November, 1989, at Bethel United Church of Christ, Manchester, Michigan.

Harmonia Mundi USA, originally published as HMU 907020, now re-issued in the Classical Express series as HMCX 3957020. Total time: 69’27”.

Paul O’Dette has been, for many years, one of a handful of world-class lutenists, combining superb technical skills and high musicality with musicological research. This CD with music by the little-known Kapsberger, who apparently spent most of his career in Rome and was, in his day, one of the most famous composers, provides ample evidence of O’Dette’s abilities and can only be described in superlatives. The “Fanfare” critic quoted on the cover of the re-issue said it all: “This is superb music, melodious, with just enough counterpoint, harmonically and rhythmically cogent, nicely spaced with runs and trills, wonderfully apt for the instrument. O’Dette, for my money the world’s finest lutenist, does the music full justice, and the sound is first-rate.” I am normally sceptical when CD companies quote such praise, but in this case, the proof of the pudding was in the eating: A listening session in front of my loudspeakers had me enraptured. I am not a lutenist, only a fan of early music, but this disc (along with Lutz Kirchhof’s recording of Bach’s complete works for lute on Sony Vivarte) would be enough to turn me into a lute fanatic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Baroque Master August 13, 2005
By W's mom
Format:Audio CD
These sublime works by Kapsberger, masterfully played by Paul O'Dette, convey the immediacy of the contemporary across the years. The music sounds as fresh as if it was taken directly from Kapsberger's music stand. My only quibble is with that the lute and chittarone sound miked too closely. The sound would have benefited from a little more reverberation.
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