Adam Falckenhagen

Sonatas for Solo Lute, opus 1 (1740)

John Schneidermann, lute

The instrument used in this recording is a 13-course lute by John Rollins, Bellingham, Washington, 1980, after Joachim Tielke, Hamburg, 1678.

Recording engineer & producer: John Schneiderman
Design: Sheryl Fletcher
Cover painting: "Wilhelmine" by Antoine Pesne
Total playing time: 74:28


  • Sonata I in c minor
  • Sonata II in E flat Major
  • Sonata III in B flat Major
  • Sonata IV in g minor
  • Sonata V in F Major
  • Sonata VI in d minor

About the Performer

A guitarist since 1968, John Schneiderman began studies on the lute in 1976. His first exposure to the lute was through Frederick Noad. John did his undergraduate and graduate work in guitar and lute performance at the University of California, Irvine. He has studied with Eugen Dombois at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and privately with Anthony Bailes, Robert Strizich, and Catherine Liddell.

He is an active chamber musician, playing with the ensembles Les Deux Amis, Trio Galanterie, and La Chanterelle.

John Schneiderman currently directs the Guitar and Lute Program at the University of California, Irvine.

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