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Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol  7 - Nos 15 & 48 /Barto
Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Robert Barto
Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol 7 - Nos 15 & 48 /Barto
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Robert Barto
Title: Weiss: Lute Sonatas, Vol 7 - Nos 15 & 48 /Barto
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Naxos
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 5/16/2006
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 747313280629

CD Reviews

GEORGE RANNIE | DENVER, COLORADO United States | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lute music, for me, has always brought to my life some needed peace and it has always soothed my spirits no matter what was going on in my life at the time. This recording of Sylvius Weiss's Lute sonatas #15 and #48 played by Roberto Barto is no exception. Weiss was a contemporary of J.S. Bach. He, of course, is not nearly as well known as J.S.; however, he was obviously a great composer for the lute. The two sonatas in Volume Seven are splendid and beautiful works making full use of the lute's range. I particularly enjoyed #48 in F sharp Minor (a rather unusual key for the time this work was composed in) Roberto Barto certainly plays these works splendidly with deep feeling and with wonderful technique--giving a much needed repose to my soul indeed.

If you desire to hear some wonderful lute music that will offer some soothing sounds to your life that are played extremely well, buy this disc. The sound is great and by this being on the Naxos lable, it's at a great price-- a true bargain!
Another masterpiece
Richard Stewart | Beaufort, SC USA | 10/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barto is the most polished and tasteful vertuoso of baroque lute. He has produced at least 8 cd's of Weiss' music--every one essential. I have been devoted to lute for at least 40 years and have heard no one comparing to Barto. I was privileged to hear him in concert. A joy to listen to. For those unfamiliar with Weiss, they are in for a marvelous discovery. Buy anything that man wrote and this man plays!"
Lost treasure unearthed!
noeton | Pennsylvania | 11/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barto is so very good; the recording first-rate. Rarely does a product of any type whatsoever provide this magnitude of "bang for your buck." Cannot recommend it more highly. I'm just so glad someone has at last dusted off these lovely gems and shone such a radiant light on them.

Buy all the volumes - you won't be disappointed.

For a fuller discussion of this material see my review of Volume I."