Rolf Lislevand: La Mascarade

ECM: 4811716

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Rolf Lislevand: La Mascarade

Awards:

BBC Music Magazine

Instrumental Choice - November 2016

Label:

ECM

Catalogue No:

4811716

Series:

New Series

Discs:

1

Release date:

20th May 2016

Barcode:

0028948117161

Length:

48 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Rolf Lislevand: La Mascarade

Music For Solo Baroque Guitar and Theorbo


Corbetta:

Passacaille G minor

Sarabanda per la B, for guitar

Caprice de chacone C major

Folias

Lislevand:

Intro

Exit Passacaille en si mineur

Visée:

Prelude D minor

Passacaille en ré mineur

Les Sylvains de M'Couperin

Prélude en la mineur

La Mascarade - Rondeau

Chaconne en la mineur

Chaconne in G major

Musette en rondeau

Passacaille en si mineur

Sarabande en si mineur


Rolf Lislevand (baroque guitar and theorbo)

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In this wonderful solo album, Norwegian early music performer Rolf Lislevand turns his attention to the music of two composers from the court of Louis XIV: Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) and the Italian-born Francesco Corbetta (c. 1615-1681), and plays their masterpieces with historical awareness and an inventiveness which belongs to the tradition.

De Visée wrote about playing what the instruments themselves called for, advice Lislevand takes to heart, adding improvised introductions to passacaglias from both composers. He uses two contrasting instruments here, the small Baroque guitar with its sparkling, crystal-clear sonorities and the theorbo, the dark-toned and earthy king of the lutes.

In his fascinating liner notes, Lislevand reminds us that 17th century instrumental performance was often an intimate affair, with lutenists frequently playing to a dozen privileged listeners. The physical presence of the instruments and that sense of intimacy are recaptured by Manfred Eicher’s production of La Mascarade, made at Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo.

Robert de Visée: Prélude en ré mineur

Prélude en ré mineur

Robert de Visée: Passacaille en ré mineur

Passacaille en ré mineur

Robert de Visée: Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin

Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin

Rolf Lislevand: Intro Passacaille en sol mineur

Intro Passacaille en sol mineur

Francesco Corbetta: Passacaille en sol mineur

Passacaille en sol mineur

Robert de Visée: Prélude en la mineur

Prélude en la mineur

Robert de Visée: La Mascarade, Rondeau

La Mascarade, Rondeau

Francesco Corbetta: Partie de Chaconne en ut majeur

Partie de Chaconne en ut majeur

Francesco Corbetta: Sarabanda per la B

Sarabanda per la B

Robert de Visée: Chaconne en la mineur

Chaconne en la mineur

Francesco Corbetta: Caprice de Chaconne

Caprice de Chaconne

Robert de Visée: Chaconne en sol majeur

Chaconne en sol majeur

Francesco Corbetta: Folie

Folie

Robert de Visée: La Muzette, Rondeau

La Muzette, Rondeau

Rolf Lislevand: Intro Passacaille en si mineur

Intro Passacaille en si mineur

Robert de Visée: Passacaille en si mineur

Passacaille en si mineur

Rolf Lislevand: Exit Passacaille en si mineur

Exit Passacaille en si mineur

Robert de Visée: Sarabande en si mineur

Sarabande en si mineur

Gramophone Magazine

August 2016

“It takes a performer of the calibre of Baroque guitarist and theorbo player Rolf Lislevand fully to realise the synecdochal power of their music for modern ears…the effect is hypnotic, dazzling and even dizzying as Lislevand conjures up lost châteaux, parterres and the intrigues that took place therein through the merest flick of the right-and wrist or finely judged fall of a left-hand finger”

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