Weiss, held to be the foremost lutenist of his time, was an almost exact contemporary of Bach and so his time was the last flowering of Baroque lute music. He left a huge and very distinguished legacy of compositions, of which this disc is a small but very beautiful sample. There are three substantial sonatas (suites of dances in all but name), plus some shorter free-standing movements. All of the music is full of melodic invention and Weiss's mastery of his instrument is clear from the richness of the harmonic structures.
Jakob Lindberg plays the music wonderfully. I have been an admirer of Lindberg ever since buying his wonderful Complete Dowland set many years ago. (It's now reissued at budget price by Brilliant Classics, by the way, John Dowland: Complete Music for Solo Lute) He is now firmly established as one of the world's greatest lutenists and this disc is well up to the magnificent standard we have come to expect of him: his playing is crisp, sensitive and consistently engaging and he does the music full justice. He plays on a lute from 1590 which sounds just lovely throughout and the recorded sound is excellent.
In short, this is an excellent disc of beautiful music, beautifully played. Very highly recommended.
(Both Lindberg's other discs of Weiss are just as good, by the way:
Weiss, S.L.: Lute Music, Vol. 2 (J. Lindberg) - Lute Sonatas Nos. 39, 50 / Tombeau Sur La Mort De M. Comte De Logy
The Silesian Master of Lute )