Jakob Lindberg – La Serenissima I – Lute Music In Venice 1500 – 1550 (1988)

FrontCover1Jakob Lindberg (born 16 October 1952) is a Swedish lutenist, performing solo, in small and large ensembles, and also directing operas, using instruments of the lute and guitar families. He is known for the first ever recording of the Complete Solo Lute Music of John Dowland as well as for recording music never before recorded, with repertoire dating back to the Renaissance period.

Jakob Lindberg was born in Djursholm, Sweden on 16 October 1952 and began his studies on the guitar with his first inspirations being the music of The Beatles. At the age of fourteen he started studying the guitar with Jörgen Rörby; it was Rörby who first introduced Lindberg to the lute.

Lindberg studied music at Stockholm University before going on to study at the Royal College of Music in London. He combined his studies with Diana Poulton on lute and classical guitar with Carlos Bonell at the RCM and began to focus his attention on performing Renaissance and Baroque music on period instruments. Lindberg’s solo Wigmore Hall recital debut took place in 1978, and he has subsequently toured internationally throughout Europe, the United States and Canada, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Australia, as a soloist, accompanist, continuo player, and ensemble/consort player.

JakobLindberg01Lindberg started teaching as professor of lute at the Royal College of Music in London in 1979, taking over the position from Diana Poulton, together with taking part in lecture recitals (as for example Gresham College, London).

Lindberg has recorded lute music that had never before been recorded, largely under the BIS label. Recorded works include Italian chitarrone collections, music by Scottish composers, the first ever recording of the complete solo lute music by John Dowland, and solo lute works of Johann Sebastian Bach, together with chamber music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, and Haydn.

Booklet01AHe founded the Dowland Consort in 1985, which specialised in performing music from Elizabethan and Jacobean times, most notably John Dowland and Sylvius Leopold Weiss. As a continuo player (theorbo, chitaronne, and archlute), he has performed with many period instrument ensembles, such as the English Concert, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Taverner Choir, the Monteverdi Choir, the Purcell Quartet, and the ensemble Chiaroscuro. He is a frequent accompanist for singers such as Nigel Rogers, Ian Partridge, Emma Kirkby, and Anne Sofie von Otter. Lindberg has directed several Baroque operas from the chitarrone at the Drottningholm Court Theatre as a production staged by the Royal Swedish Opera. His opera performances include Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 1995 in which he collaborated with Andrew Parrot, and Jacopo Peri’s Euridice in 1997. On 3 July 2013, Lindberg gave a concert of the music of John Dowland at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace to coincide with the 350th anniversary of John Dowland’s birth.

JakobLindberg02Lindberg appears in and plays the lute in the 1983 Doctor Who episode “The King’s Demons”.(by wikipedia)

This is such a beautful album with exciting melodies … composed many, many decades ago … unbelievabel !

The booklet is in English, German and French !

Jakob Lindberg (lute)

Joanambrosio Dalza:
01.01. Tastar de corde 1.32
01.02. Recercar dietro 0.33
01. 03. Pavana alla venetiana 1.59
01.04. Saltarello 1.38
01.05. Piva1.03
(total time: 6.54)

Francesco Spinacino:
02.01. Recercare 2.03
02.02. Adieu mes amours 1.51
(total time: 4.57)

Giiovann Maria da Crema:
03.01. Recercar sexto 1.08
03.02. Recercar quinto 2-02
03.03. Saltarello ditto la bertoncina 0.37
03.04. Saltarello ditto el giorgio
(total time: 4.31)

Vincenzo Capirola
04.01. Recercar sesto 4.04
04.02. Balletto 1.33
04.03. De tous biens pleine 2.20
04.04. La Spagna 1.29
(total time: 9.38)

Francesco da Milano:
05.01. Fantasia 2.45
05.02. Recercar 2.52
05.03. Recercar 0.57
05.04. Fantasia 2.40
05.05. Fantasia 1.38
(total time: 11.04)

Vincento Capirola:
06.01 Et in terra 2.45
06.02. Qui tollis 2.42
06.03. Padoana 3.22
(total time: 8.57)

Giiovann Maria da Crema:
07.01. Recarcar decimoquinto 2.19
07.02. Mon amy 1.02
07.03. Entre mes bras 1.23
(total time: 4.51)

Francesco Spinacino:
08.01. Bassadans 3.08

Joanambriosio Dalza:
09.01. Tastar de corde 1.23
09.02. Recercar dietro 0.48
09.03. Calata ala spagnola 2.06
09.04. Pavana alla ferrarese 2.19
09.05. Saltarello 1.38
09.06. Piva 1.03


BookletBackCover1Ornamented page from the Capirola Lute Book