Jakob Lindberg - Nocturnal - 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

Jakob Lindberg – Nocturnal – 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 192KHZ)

Performer: Jakob Lindberg – lute
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: BIS Records
Size: 2.91 GB
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Jakob Lindberg – Nocturnal

01. The Honeysuckle (1:47)
02. Muy Linda (1:23)
03. The Night Watch (1:38)
04. The Countess Of Pembroke’s Paradise (4:21)
05. The Fairy Round (1:28)
06. Go From My Window (3:21)
07. Hugh Aston’s Ground (4:52)
08. Pavan (5:05)
09. Mrs. Anne Grene Her Leaves Be Green (5:00)
10. The Flowers Of The Forest (1:07)
11. Remember Me At Evening (1:22)
12. The English Nightingale (3:00)
13. Lullaby (4:02)
14. Nocturnal (18:05)
15. A Dream (2:44)
16. A Fancy (2:42)
17. Orlando Sleepeth (1:16)
18. Galliard To Lachrimae (3:04)
19. Mr. Dowland’s Midnight (0:57)
20. Farewell (5:31)
21. Passingmeasures Pavan (2:58)
22. Carman’s Whistle (2:24)
23. Good Night And Good Rest (5:12)

Jakob Lindberg – lute; lute mandorée (tracks #10-12)

Rec.: Länna Church, Sweden, August 2017.


8-course renaissance lute by Michael Lowe, Wootton-by-Woodstock 1981
7-course soprano lute (in mandora tuning) by Michael Lowe, Wootton-by-Woodstock 1992


HOLBORNE, Anthony (1545–1602) – tracks #1-5
COLLARD, Edward (fl.c.1595–99) – tracks #6, 7
BACHELER, Daniel (1572–1619) – track #8
DANYEL, John (1563–c.1626) – track #9
ANON (early 17th-century mandora manuscript of John Skene) – tracks #10-12
BYRD, William (1543–1623) – track #13
BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913–76) – track #14
DOWLAND, John (1563–1626) – tracks #15-20
JOHNSON, John (c.1545–94) – tracks #21-23

This is a bouquet of works for lute by Elizabethan and Jacobean composers, in the expert hands of Jakob Lindberg; the more famous are by Dowland, Byrd and Holborne, and the rarer works are by John Johnson, Daniel Bacheler and Edward Collard, without forgetting the most prolific writer of all time, “Anonymous”. And so the track-list is already original enough; but Lindberg’s big idea is to perform, as the central pivot of the album Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten, written in 1963 for the guitarist Julian Bream, but on the lute. With the authorisation of the Britten Foundation, of course, and making use of the composer’s preparatory manuscripts; and given how much Britten loved the lute, we can easily imagine how much he would have applauded this translation from guitar to lute. And it is true that the more velvety, less brilliant, sound of the lute offers a new reading of the work, underlining both its modern and deliberately archaic sides. And so it is an excellent idea to juxtapose the 16th and 17th centuries with the 20th, given that Britten has already provided us such a beautiful bridge between them. © SM/Qobuz




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