Silvius Leopold Weiss - Early Works
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Cat No: HC16045
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 30th June 2017
WorksFantasia and Fugue in D major
Fantasie in D minor
Lute Sonata no.1 in F major
Lute Sonata no.7 in C minor
Lute Sonata no.61 in D minor
Suite in A major
ArtistsJoachim Held (baroque lute)
The first dated composition that we have by Silvius Leopold is the Sonata in C minor - composed at the Düsseldorf court in 1706 and very much modelled on the French style. He had been invited to Düsseldorf by Elector Johann Wilhelm, who was very grateful to his brother Karl Philipp for making the young lutenist available for the journey. The following words are handwritten above the sonata: “Anno 6 a Dusseldorf. Ergo nostra juventu comparisce” (Düsseldorf, 1706, thus our youth presents itself). The reference is to the 19-year-old lutenist’s debut at the Düsseldorf court. Various versions of this sonata exist and here we hear the version taken from a manuscript that was written under Weiss’s instructions for the Count of Adlersfeld in Prague. This significant collection of Weiss’s music was sold to a London buyer in 1877 and therefore bears a name that is misleading in view of its true origin: the London Manuscript.
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