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Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust


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Esiaias Reusner (1636-1679) is properly known as Reusner the younger. Born in Silesia in the middle of the Thirty Years’ War which was then ravaging Europe, he was taught by his father, who was a musician in the local ducal court. By the age of 12 young Esiaias had entered the service of the Swedish general Count Wittenberg as a page. Having moved around Europe in the employ of several aristocrats, he settled back in his home region by the age of 20 as lutenist to Georg III, Duke of Silesia. He retained this position for another 20 years before moving to Leipzig and then Berlin, where he died in 1679. His cosmopolitan life is reflected in the international character of his surviving compositions: he was the first German composer to write for the French 11-course lute, and in the style brisé of elegant, broken chords associated with the masterpieces of Couperin. There are two collections, of which William Waters presents the first, Delitiae Testudinis, oder Erfreuliche Lauten-Lust, published in 1667 and then in two revised editions. There are 10 suites here, and they reflect the pleasure and relief he sought from the violence and conflict around him: ‘ever since my youth the soft and sweet sonority of noble music that quickens the spirit has been my only amusement and pleasure, and thereto I have sacrificed the greater part of my time with the lute.’ A course of study with the pioneering lutenist Hopkinson Smith changed the course of William Waters’ career. Having trained as a guitarist, he redirected his energies towards the vibrant culture of early music and became a founding member of two significant Catalan early-music ensembles, The Byrd Consort of Viols and the Liaison Ensemble. He is also a member of the Paris-based Lachrimae Consort. He now passes on to students his decades of experience and learning in the field of early plucked instruments as a professor at the conservatoire of Vila-Seca, Tarragona.
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Item number BRI95242
Barcode 5028421952420
Release date 1/26/2018
Category Classical Music
Label BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Artist Waters, William
Disc: 1
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 9 in G Minor00:10:00
1 I. Praeludium 00:01:40 Waters, William
2 II. Paduana 00:05:05 Waters, William
3 III. Allemanda 00:02:58 Waters, William
4 IV. Couranta 00:01:50 Waters, William
5 V. Sarabanda 00:01:04 Waters, William
6 VI. Gavotta 00:01:04 Waters, William
7 VII. Gigue 00:02:52 Waters, William
Suite in C Major00:09:00
8 I. Allemanda 00:03:10 Waters, William
9 II. Couranta 00:01:51 Waters, William
10 III. Sarabanda 00:01:09 Waters, William
11 IV. Gavotte 00:01:05 Waters, William
12 V. Gigue 00:02:33 Waters, William
Suite in B Minor00:07:00
13 I. Allemanda 00:02:46 Waters, William
14 II. Couranta 00:01:54 Waters, William
15 III. Sarabanda 00:01:09 Waters, William
16 IV. Gigue 00:01:25 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 12 in B-Flat Major00:17:00
17 I. Paduana 00:04:33 Waters, William
18 II. Allemanda 00:03:19 Waters, William
19 III. Couranta 00:02:13 Waters, William
20 IV. Sarabanda 00:01:14 Waters, William
21 V. Gavotte 00:02:08 Waters, William
22 VI. Gigue 00:01:04 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 14 in F Minor00:07:00
23 I. Allemanda 00:03:37 Waters, William
24 II. Couranta 00:02:00 Waters, William
25 III. Sarabanda 00:02:24 Waters, William
26 IV. Gigue 00:03:44 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 11 in C Minor00:06:00
27 I. Paduana 00:05:15 Waters, William
28 II. Allemanda 00:03:55 Waters, William
29 III. Couranta 00:02:31 Waters, William
30 IV. Sarabanda 00:01:34 Waters, William
31 V. Gigue 00:02:09 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 13 in E-Flat Major00:07:00
32 I. Paduana 00:04:26 Waters, William
33 II. Allemanda 00:03:29 Waters, William
34 III. Couranta 00:02:03 Waters, William
35 IV. Sarabanda 00:02:05 Waters, William
36 V. Gigue 00:03:05 Waters, William
37 VI. Gavotte 00:01:02 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 6 in E Minor00:05:00
38 I. Allemanda 00:03:42 Waters, William
39 II. Couranta 00:01:52 Waters, William
40 III. Sarabanda 00:02:03 Waters, William
41 IV. Gigue 00:02:24 Waters, William
Suite in A-Flat Major00:08:00
42 I. Allemanda 00:02:48 Waters, William
43 II. Couranta 00:01:41 Waters, William
44 III. Sarabanda 00:01:04 Waters, William
45 IV. Gigue 00:03:02 Waters, William
Delitiae testudinis Suite No. 10 in G Minor00:18:00
46 I. Allemanda 00:04:07 Waters, William
47 II. Couranta 00:01:57 Waters, William
48 III. Sarabanda 00:01:45 Waters, William
49 IV. Gigue 00:02:23 Waters, William
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