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Anthony Bailes – Galilei: Intavolatura di liuto (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Anthony Bailes – Galilei: Intavolatura di liuto (2014)
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Michelagnolo Galilei, the younger brother of the famous Galileo, was a professional lutenist at the court of Maximillian of Bavaria. In this, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Vincenzo, also a lutenist but equally renowed as a theorist and one of the initiators of Count Bardi’s influential Florentine “Camerata”. Both Michelagnolo and Galileo were taught to play the lute by their father and the music included in this programme would have been known to and played by both brothers. In 1620 Galileo helped finance Michelagnolo’s Il primo libro d’intavolatura di liuto. For this reason, most of the pieces for this project have been chosen from this publication. Despite being relatively unknown, it contains repertoire of high musical quality, reflecting the new thinking of the day and displaying both Italian influence: as in the poetic toccatas, stylistically close to the toccata de durezzo e ligature; and the new seventeenth-century French style as evinced by the correntes and voltes. As such the collection is a unique amalgam of forms encountered in no other publication of lute music. The book also contains passamezzi with their salterelli, a genre found in countless sixteenth-century collections and fulfilling the same function as the “twelve bar blues” in our own time.

01. Sonate in Fa Minore: I. Toccata
02. Sonate in Fa Minore: II. Corrente
03. Sonate in Fa Minore: III. Volta
04. Sonate in Fa Minore: IV. Passamezo
05. Sonate in Fa Minore: V. Saltarello
06. Sonate in Si Bemolle Maggiore: I. Toccata
07. Sonate in Si Bemolle Maggiore: II. Corrente
08. Sonate in Si Bemolle Maggiore: III. Volta 1
09. Sonate in Si Bemolle Maggiore: IV. Volta 2
10. Alcun non può saper
11. Fantasia terza
12. Sonate in Do Minore: I. Toccata
13. Sonate in Do Minore: II. Corrente 1
14. Sonate in Do Minore: III. Corrente 2
15. Sonate in Do Minore: IV. Corrente 3
16. Sonate in Do Minore: V. Passamezo
17. Sonate in Do Minore: VI. Saltarello
18. Sonate in Do Maggiore: I. Toccata
19. Sonate in Do Maggiore: II. Volta 1
20. Sonate in Do Maggiore: III. Volta 2
21. Sonate in Do Maggiore: IV. Volta 3
22. Sonate in Do Maggiore: V. Volta 4
23. Toccata in Re Minore
24. Calliope
25. Polymnia
26. Urania
27. Sonate in Sol Maggiore: I. Toccata
28. Sonate in Sol Maggiore: II. Corrente 1
29. Sonate in Sol Maggiore: III. Corrente 2
30. Sonate in Sol Maggiore: IV. Volta
31. Sonate in La Minore: I. Toccata
32. Sonate in La Minore: II. Corrente 1
33. Sonate in La Minore: III. Corrente 2
34. Sonate in La Minore: IV. Volta
35. Toccata in Fa Maggiore

Galilei, Michelagnolo (1575-1631)
Galilei, Vincenzo (c.1520-91)

Anthony Bailes (lute)


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