Lute Works of Silvius Leopold Weiss

from the Dresden manuscripts

Richard Stone, lute

Recorded at All Saint's Church, Tudeley, England, August 1989; and St. George's Ebenezer Primative Methodist Church, Methuen, Massachusetts, in July, 1991.

The instrument is a 13-course lute after Hoffmann, strung in gut and overspun nylon silk, by Richard C. Berg, Ottawa, reworked by Klaus Jacobsen, London 1986.


Recording Engineers: Chris Greenleaf and Dr. Stephen Coles
Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Cover painting: "Man with Lute" (detail) by Gerard van Kuijl, courtesy of the Czech National Gallery, Sternberg Palace, Prague.
Total playing time: 71:09


Contents

  • Sonata in A Major, Nos. 45 & 46
  • Sonata in c minor, No. 52
  • Sonata in B-flat Major, No. 49

About the Performer

Richard Stone, lutenist, theorbist, and nineteen-century guitarist, has been delighting audiences in the United States, Japan, South America, England, and Europe for nearly a decade as soloist, accompanist, and participant in the international baroque chamber music scene. He has appeared with the Taverner Players, the Consort of Musicke, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He studied classical guitar with David Starobin and baroque lute with Patrick O'Brien at the State University of New York where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, in 1983. The following year he was awarded a Lusk Memorial Fellowship (Fulbright) to study lute in England with Nigel North at the Guildhall School.



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