Delicate Delights: Best Loved Classical Mandolin and Lute Music | Naxos 8578183

Delicate Delights: Best Loved Classical Mandolin and Lute Music

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8578183

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26th June 2020



The distinctive sound of the mandolin conjures images of Mediterranean romance, and can claim a distinguished heritage in virtuoso and expressively lyrical music written for it by great composers such as Vivaldi and Beethoven. The lute is more ancient in its origins and gentler in its sound. The instrument saw its pinnacle in the 18th century in the music of Bach and his close colleague Leopold Weiss, the greatest lutenist of the Baroque period. Recent arrangements and compositions with the music of Albéniz and Febonio reveal how these instruments still cast their delightful spell today.

For those who are new to an instrument, the first question is often: where to start? The ‘Best Loved’ series offers an easy answer to that question and a perfect introduction to the wonderful, varied world of classical music. Spotlighting individual instruments in some of the best-loved pieces ever written, and with a mix of solo, chamber and orchestral works, the series provides a convenient introduction to classical music’s infinite variety of instrumental sounds and styles.

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