Weiss - The Complete London Manuscript | Brilliant Classics 95070BR

Weiss - The Complete London Manuscript

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95070BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 12

Release Date: 26th January 2015

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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, and 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. Weiss’s 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.

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