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Silvius Leopold Weiss: The Complete London Manuscript / Michel Cardin, Baroque lute

Album Summary

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS no 3; London MS no 1), WeissSW 1
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 2), WeissSW 2
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (London MS no 3), WeissSW 3
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 4), WeissSW 5
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C minor (Dresden MS no 31; London MS no 5), WeissSW 7
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in E flat major (London MS no 6), WeissSW 10
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (Dresden MS no 6; London MS no 7), WeissSW 11
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A major (Dresden MS no 17; London MS no 8), WeissSW 12
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (London MS no 9), WeissSW 13
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 26; London MS no 10), WeissSW 15
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A major (Dresden MS no 19; London MS no 11), WeissSW 16
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C major (London MS no 12), WeissSW 17
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 13), WeissSW 18
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 14), WeissSW 19
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F minor (Dresden MS no 28; London MS no 15), WeissSW 21
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 16), WeissSW 22
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 26; London MS no 17), WeissSW 23
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C major (London MS no 18), WeissSW 24
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS no 29; London MS no 19), WeissSW 25
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 20), WeissSW 26
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C minor (Dresden MS no 32; London MS no 21), WeissSW 27
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major ("Le Fameux Corsaire") (Dresden MS no 4; London MS no 22), WeissSW 28
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A minor ("L'infidèle") (Dresden MS no 15; London MS no 23), WeissSW 29
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in E flat major (Dresden MS no 34), WeissSW 30
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 25), WeissSW 31
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS no 2; London MS no 26), WeissSW 32
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 24), SC 4
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Allegro for lute in G major, WeissSW 1* (Smith 29)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Courante Royale, for lute in G major, WeissSW 2* (Smith 31)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in G major, WeissSW 4* (Smith 54)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fugue for lute in C major, WeissSW 6* (Smith 74)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fugue for lute in D minor (London MS), WeissSW 7* (Smith 81)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : L'amant malheureux, for lute in A minor (London MS), WeissSW 8* (Smith 82)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute no 1 in C minor (London MS), WeissSW 9* (Smith 83)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in B flat major, WeissSW 10* (Smith 84)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Plainte for lute in B flat major, WeissSW 15.1 (Smith 85)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Momsieur Cajetan Baron D'Hartig, for lute in E flat minor (London MS), WeissS
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Bourrée for lute in C major, WeissSW 12* (Smith 111)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in C major (London MS; Warsaw MS), WeissSW 13* (Smith 112)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Gavotte for lute in D minor (London MS; Warsaw MS), WeissSW 14* (Smith 126)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in D minor, WeissSW 15* (Smith 127)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Prelude for lute in E flat major (London MS), WeissSW 17* (Smith 200)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Work(s)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 20* (Sm
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Prelude in C major (London MS), WeissSW 21* (Smith 211)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute in C major (London MS), WeissSW 24* (Smith 214)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in C major, WeissSW 22* (Smith 212)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Gavotte for lute in C major, WeissSW 23* (Smith 213)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Capriccio for lute in D major (London MS), WeissSW 25* (Smith 215)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in F major, WeissSW 16* (Smith 158)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet no 2 for lute in D major, WeissSW 27* (Smith 217)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Mademoiselle Tiroloise, for lute, WeissSW 28* (Smith 218)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute (or for 2 lutes) in B flat major (Dresden MS; London MS), WeissSW 6
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in B flat major, WeissSW 8
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in F major (London MS), WeissSW 9
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in G minor (London MS), WeissSW 14 (only lute part survives)
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (London MS), WeissSW 20
>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Largo for lute in D minor, WeissSW 5* (Smith 73)
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Almost an exact contemporary of Bach, Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687 - 1750) was renowned in his day as one of the most proficient lutenists in Europe. Born in Grottkau, now part of Poland, he soon established himself in the service of Prince Elector of Saxony August the Strong, based in Dresden, where he eventually became the highest paid musician of the court.

Over his lifetime he composed over 200 sonatas, and, remarkably, many of them remain conserved - and unplayed - to this day. The manuscripts can be found in various libraries scattered across Europe, and the London Manuscript, held in the British Library since 1877, contains a staggering 26 solo sonatas as well as other individual and ensemble works with flute. The sonatas are not like the typical Classical sonatas that would appear in Mozart's time; they are structured more like a Baroque suite, normally comprising six individual movements, lively gigues and courantes as well as allemandes and slow sarabandes. Although Weiss's lute music has been compared to that of J.S. Bach, there is a wealth of originality here that is not always found in Bach's works, due to Weiss's deep understanding of the instrument. Weiss utilised unusually sophisticated harmonies, particularly in the later works, where he frequently employed diminished seventh chords and bold enharmonic changes. His ensemble works for flute and lute add a striking new voice, leading to lively interplay between the two instruments.

Michel Cardin has devoted his career to painstakingly reconstructing the London Manuscript, bringing the various fragments to a playable standard and carefully analysing which segments belong where. Over the past decade he has released each CD individually with various works from the manuscript; now, the listener has an opportunity to own the complete collection, encapsulating 12 CDs worth of Weiss's remarkable Baroque lute music. This slow, academic approach, based on years of research and careful analysis, has brought a highly authentic recording of these works to fruition. However, Cardin describes himself as a performer first and a musicologist second; these works can most certainly be enjoyed by anyone, whether already acquainted with Weiss or not. Baroque flautist Christiane Laflamme, who joins Cardin on the last two CDs, was also an integral part of the reconstruction process. Cardin's venture has been reviewed in the British magazine Early Music, where it was described as "the most remarkable Weiss project of all".

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Montreal, Canada (1992); Montreal, Canada (1993); Montreal, Canada (1994); Montreal, Canada (1995); Montreal, Canada (1996); Montreal, Canada (1997); Montreal, Canada (1998); Montreal, Canada (2000); Montreal, Canada (2002); Montreal, Canada (2003); Montreal, Canada (2004).



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>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS no 3; London MS no 1), WeissSW 1
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 2), WeissSW 2
  • Running Time: 18 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (London MS no 3), WeissSW 3
  • Running Time: 25 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 4), WeissSW 5
  • Running Time: 21 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C minor (Dresden MS no 31; London MS no 5), WeissSW 7
  • Running Time: 19 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in E flat major (London MS no 6), WeissSW 10
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (Dresden MS no 6; London MS no 7), WeissSW 11
  • Running Time: 21 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A major (Dresden MS no 17; London MS no 8), WeissSW 12
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (London MS no 9), WeissSW 13
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 26; London MS no 10), WeissSW 15
  • Running Time: 27 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A major (Dresden MS no 19; London MS no 11), WeissSW 16
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C major (London MS no 12), WeissSW 17
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 13), WeissSW 18
  • Running Time: 27 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 14), WeissSW 19
  • Running Time: 20 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F minor (Dresden MS no 28; London MS no 15), WeissSW 21
  • Running Time: 25 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G major (London MS no 16), WeissSW 22
  • Running Time: 30 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1719

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 26; London MS no 17), WeissSW 23
  • Running Time: 26 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C major (London MS no 18), WeissSW 24
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS no 29; London MS no 19), WeissSW 25
  • Running Time: 19 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 20), WeissSW 26
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in C minor (Dresden MS no 32; London MS no 21), WeissSW 27
  • Running Time: 22 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major ("Le Fameux Corsaire") (Dresden MS no 4; London MS no 22), WeissSW 28
  • Running Time: 22 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in A minor ("L'infidèle") (Dresden MS no 15; London MS no 23), WeissSW 29
  • Running Time: 19 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1719-1724

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in E flat major (Dresden MS no 34), WeissSW 30
  • Running Time: 23 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 25), WeissSW 31
  • Running Time: 18 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS no 2; London MS no 26), WeissSW 32
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS no 3; London MS no 1), WeissSW 1
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D major (London MS no 2), WeissSW 2
  • Running Time: 18 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 24), SC 4 :: Prelude in B flat Weiss SW4.1
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 24), SC 4 :: Ouverture in B flat Weiss SW4.2
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 24), SC 4 :: Courante in B flat Weiss SW4.3
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in B flat major (Dresden MS no 24), SC 4 :: Bouree in B flat Weiss SW4.4
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Allegro for lute in G major, WeissSW 1* (Smith 29)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Courante Royale, for lute in G major, WeissSW 2* (Smith 31)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in E flat major (London MS no 6), WeissSW 10
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in G major, WeissSW 4* (Smith 54)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fugue for lute in C major, WeissSW 6* (Smith 74)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fugue for lute in D minor (London MS), WeissSW 7* (Smith 81)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : L'amant malheureux, for lute in A minor (London MS), WeissSW 8* (Smith 82)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute no 1 in C minor (London MS), WeissSW 9* (Smith 83)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in B flat major, WeissSW 10* (Smith 84)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Plainte for lute in B flat major, WeissSW 15.1 (Smith 85)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Momsieur Cajetan Baron D'Hartig, for lute in E flat minor (London MS), WeissS
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Bourrée for lute in C major, WeissSW 12* (Smith 111)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in C major (London MS; Warsaw MS), WeissSW 13* (Smith 112)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Gavotte for lute in D minor (London MS; Warsaw MS), WeissSW 14* (Smith 126)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in D minor, WeissSW 15* (Smith 127)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Prelude for lute in E flat major (London MS), WeissSW 17* (Smith 200)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Work(s) :: Menuet and Trio in G Weiss SW18/19
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in F major (London MS no 25), WeissSW 31
  • Running Time: 18 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 20* (Sm
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1706-1730

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Prelude in C major (London MS), WeissSW 21* (Smith 211)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Fantasia for lute in C major (London MS), WeissSW 24* (Smith 214)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in C major, WeissSW 22* (Smith 212)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Gavotte for lute in C major, WeissSW 23* (Smith 213)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Capriccio for lute in D major (London MS), WeissSW 25* (Smith 215)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet for lute in F major, WeissSW 16* (Smith 158)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Menuet no 2 for lute in D major, WeissSW 27* (Smith 217)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Mademoiselle Tiroloise, for lute, WeissSW 28* (Smith 218)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute (or for 2 lutes) in B flat major (Dresden MS; London MS), WeissSW 6
  • Running Time: 19 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in B flat major, WeissSW 8
  • Running Time: 15 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in F major (London MS), WeissSW 9
  • Running Time: 12 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for flute & lute in G minor (London MS), WeissSW 14 (only lute part survives)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1721

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (London MS), WeissSW 20
  • Running Time: 19 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1721

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Largo for lute in D minor, WeissSW 5* (Smith 73)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Weiss, Silvius Leopold : Sonata for lute in D minor (London MS), WeissSW 20
  • Running Time: 19 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1721