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Sonatas for Lute Vol. 4

Robert Barto , Weiss Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Sonatas for Lute Vol. 4 + Sonatas for Lute Vol. 2 + Lute Music Vol. 3
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Sonates n°21, n°37 & n°46 / Robert Barto, luth baroque

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5.0 out of 5 stars Shining Late-Baroque Light May 11 2003
Format:Audio CD
Weiss was a contemporary of Bach and it's been said they knew one another and, perhaps, even made music together at one time or another. The music on this disc is quite good and satisfies my craving for thoughtful music. I sometimes feel that music composed during the late Baroque period proper (right up until 1750, typically) is just too light and transparent. This cd dispels my own notions and for that I am grateful. One look at the price on this disc should further remove all doubts about a purchase. If you like music from the Baroque and/or fretted string instruments then get it now. A wonderful 6-dollar investment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Triumph Dec 9 2001
By lutefan
Format:Audio CD
Robert Barto is doing every lute fan out there a great service by recording these works, and this, the fourth volume in the series, is another smashing success. He again chooses a nice selection of pieces that vary in key, mood and difficulty, and the overall effect is wonderful. The contrast between the intense, melancholic f-minor sonata and the other, "sunnier" works in A-major and C-major is quite striking. Barto again establishes himself as perhaps the leading interpreter of Weiss; as for Weiss, he can't seem to write a bad note!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing! Jan. 27 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The four albums (actually five if one includes the Hagen album) of Barto playing lute music by Weiss are truly mesmerizing. They cover the range of the Weiss's intricate compositions. I truly hope that the Naxos label keep bringing out additional recordings by this outstanding artist. The recording is warm and immediate. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding voyage into the realm of the lute Jan. 2 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you are looking for a wonderful journey into the subtle beautiful world of the baroque lute you have found your ticket. Robert Barto demonstrates his skills with the lute. All his recordings come highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Triumph Dec 9 2001
By lutefan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Robert Barto is doing every lute fan out there a great service by recording these works, and this, the fourth volume in the series, is another smashing success. He again chooses a nice selection of pieces that vary in key, mood and difficulty, and the overall effect is wonderful. The contrast between the intense, melancholic f-minor sonata and the other, "sunnier" works in A-major and C-major is quite striking. Barto again establishes himself as perhaps the leading interpreter of Weiss; as for Weiss, he can't seem to write a bad note!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing! Jan. 27 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The four albums (actually five if one includes the Hagen album) of Barto playing lute music by Weiss are truly mesmerizing. They cover the range of the Weiss's intricate compositions. I truly hope that the Naxos label keep bringing out additional recordings by this outstanding artist. The recording is warm and immediate. Highly recommended!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shining Late-Baroque Light May 11 2003
By W. Crone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Weiss was a contemporary of Bach and it's been said they knew one another and, perhaps, even made music together at one time or another. The music on this disc is quite good and satisfies my craving for thoughtful music. I sometimes feel that music composed during the late Baroque period proper (right up until 1750, typically) is just too light and transparent. This cd dispels my own notions and for that I am grateful. One look at the price on this disc should further remove all doubts about a purchase. If you like music from the Baroque and/or fretted string instruments then get it now. A wonderful 6-dollar investment.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thanks naxos March 17 2007
By fluffy, the human being. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
naxos has provided me with so much great music over the years at budget price, i want to thank the folks over there right up front. this is one of my very favorite naxos releases. i know next to nothing about the lute. never touched one, never seen one in person. how many strings are on the things, anyway? to the listener, i don't think that it really matters having such answers resolved. just listen. this is gorgeous, quiet music. perfect for late at night. the tone of the instrument combined with the atmospherics of the canadian church that this recording was made in is haunting on the ears. i listen to this disc over and over again. great stuff for reading to in the evening. thanks again, naxos.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding voyage into the realm of the lute Jan. 2 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are looking for a wonderful journey into the subtle beautiful world of the baroque lute you have found your ticket. Robert Barto demonstrates his skills with the lute. All his recordings come highly recommended.
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