A Meeting Place: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute & Ud

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A Meeting Place: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute & Ud

Catalogue No:

DSL92133

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th April 2011

Barcode:

0053479213327

Length:

49 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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A Meeting Place: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute & Ud


1. Greensleeves – Anonymous (16th century) — 2:12

2. Piva – Joanambrosio Dalza (fl.1508) — 2:33

3. Estampie Fragment – anonymous in Robertsbridge Codex (c. 1360) — 1:39

4. Recercada I – Diego Ortiz (c. 1515-60) — 3:23

5. Nota I – anonymous in British Lib. Harley 978 (13th century) — 1:35

6. Estampie – anonymous in Robertsbridge — 3:36

7. Estampie IV – anonymous in Chansonnier du Roi (13th century) — 3:12

8. Lamento da Tristano, Rotta – anonymous in British Lib. 29987 (c. 1400) — 2:45

9. Spagna for two lutes – Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543) — 2:10

10. Aspire refus contre doulce priere – Jacopo da Bologna (fl. 1340), Faenza Codex (15th century) — 4:17

11. Notas II and III – anonymous in British Lib. Harley 978 — 2:12

12. La Manfredina Estampie – anonymous in British Lib. 29987 — 1:06

13. Douce Dame Jolie – Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-77) — 3:32

14. Belle Fiore Dansa – anonymous in Faenza — 2:36

15. Untitled – anonymous in Faenza — 1:35

16. Un fiore gentile m’apparse – Antonio Zacara da Teramo (fl. 1390), Faenza — 2:08

17. Calata ala Spagnola – Joanambrosio Dalza — 1:59

18. Saltarello – anonymous in British Lib. 29987 — 1:29

19. Buselik Saz Semaisi – Mutlu Torun (1972) — 6:16

Total Time — 49:55


Münir Nurettin Beken (ud) & August Denhard (lute)

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Separated by cultures, continents, and centuries of parallel development, the Turkish ud and Western European lute speak different languages today, yet they hearken back to a common origin. With the Sono Luminus release of A Meeting Place: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute & Ud, Münir Nurettin Beken and August Denhard explore the improvisatory richness of a performance tradition that their instruments may have shared in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Throughout its long history, the Turkish ud has been played primarily with a plectrum, a technique perfectly suited to the melodically colorful and sometimes rhythmically intense music of Turkey, the Arab countries, and Northern Africa. Moorish musicians brought the instrument to Spain, and Europeans may also have encountered it on the Crusades of the 13th century. As the ud developed into its European counterpart, the lute, it retained the plectrum, concentrating on single melodic lines. But lute players began to set the plectrum aside as later medieval music developed in polyphonic complexity. Fingers striking strings simultaneously could more easily imitate the two-, three-, and four-part textures of the emerging vocal style. For this recording, plectrum and finger techniques are used on both instruments as the artists explore the many roles that plucked instruments may have played in the medieval and renaissance periods.

Ud virtuoso and composer Münir Nurettin Beken began his musical life in 1975 at the age of eleven, studying at the State Conservatory of Istanbul under the famous pedagogue Mutlu Torun, author of an extensive work on the ud method. In 1998, Mr. Beken earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Maryland. He has studied composition with Cemal Resit Rey, Yalçın Tura, and Stuart Smith and participated in composition workshops with such luminaries as George Crumb, Lukas Foss, Philip Glass, Roger Reynolds, Steve Reich, and Charles Wuorinen.

As a performer on lute, theorbo and baroque guitar, August Denhard has appeared with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Concord Ensemble, Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Camarata Pacifica Baroque, and many other ensembles specializing in early music. Mr. Denhard has given numerous solo recitals and is in demand as an accompanist of 17th century vocal music. He performs regularly in a lute song duo with tenor Eric Mentzel and with Baroque Northwest.

A Meeting Place: Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute & Ud will truly delight fans of early music, Renaissance festival attendees, as well as traditional classical music enthusiasts.

Greensleeves [16th Century]

Greensleeves [16th Century]

Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva

Piva

Estampie Fragment [Robertsbridge Codex, c.1360]

Estampie Fragment [Robertsbridge Codex, c.1360]

Diego Ortiz: Recercada No. 1

Recercada No. 1

Nota I [British Lib. Harley 978]

Nota I [British Lib. Harley 978]

Estampie [Robertsbridge Codex]

Estampie [Robertsbridge Codex]

Estampie IV [Chansonnier du Roi, 13th Century]

Estampie IV [Chansonnier du Roi, 13th Century]

Lamento da Tristano, Rotta [British Lib. 29987, c.1400]

Lamento da Tristano, Rotta [British Lib. 29987, c.1400]

Francesco da Milano: La Spagna (arr. for oud and lute)

La Spagna (arr. for oud and lute)

Jacopo da Bologna: Aspire refus contre doulce priere

Aspire refus contre doulce priere

Nota II - Nota III [British Lib. Harley 978]

Nota II - Nota III [British Lib. Harley 978]

La Manfredina Estampie [British Lib. 29987]

La Manfredina Estampie [British Lib. 29987]

Guillaume de Machaut: Douce dame jolie

Douce dame jolie

Belle Fiore Dansa [Faenza Codex]

Belle Fiore Dansa [Faenza Codex]

Codex Faenza: Untitled

Untitled [Faenza Codex]

Antonio Zachara da Teramo: Un fiore gentile m'apparse

Un fiore gentile m'apparse

Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Calata ala spagnola (version for chamber ensemble)

Calata ala spagnola

Saltarello [British Lib. 29987]

Saltarello [British Lib. 29987]

Mutlu Torun: Buselik Saz Semai

Buselik Saz Semai

International Record Review

July/August 2011

“Beken is an accomplished composer in his own right and the whole recording has an involving, quasi-improvisatory feel, even down to the freedom with which the two players co-ordinate with each other...This is a meeting place which is going to get crowded when the word gets round.”

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