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THE ARCHLUTE IN 18TH-CENTURY ITALY

The second volume in the Dalla Casa Manuscript series, this CD contains the music written for archlute from this rare source from mid-18th-century Italy. Much of this music is without attribution, but some well-known composers from the era are represented, including Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) and Pier Giuseppe Sandoni (1685-1748). The music is primarily galant in style--straightforward structure, pleasant melodies, and clear harmony--and is the best representation of the Italian lute repertoire from the era.

Links to sample tracks:

https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/anonymous-sonata-in-f-major-1
https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/anonymous-sonata-in-f-major-2
https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/anonymous-sonata-in-f-major-3

$14.99

 


ADAM DARR: GERMAN ROMANTIC GUITAR DUETS (2 discs)

Adam Darr (1811-1866), in his relatively short and tragic life, produced some of the most virtuosic, inventive, and idiomatic music for the guitar in his time. Mostly unknown today, his music is comparable to that of Johann Kaspar Mertz and Napoleon Coste. This 2-CD set explores his large body of works for 2 guitars of varying combinations: regular, terz, 10-string guitars, and guitar tuned in D. Performed by John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya on originals and replicas of historical instruments.

Links to sample tracks:

https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/introduction-and-polonaise
https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/duo-no-6
https://soundcloud.com/hidekiyamaya/grand-adagio-and-rondo

$19.99

 



LUDOVICO RONCALLI: WORKS FOR GUITAR

The Baroque guitar, or ‘chitarra spagnuola’ as it was called back then, was an enormously popular instrument throughout the Baroque period, particularly in Italy, where its solo repertoire was first developed. The music of Ludovico Roncalli was the last book of music for Baroque guitar that was published in Italy, and is considered to be some of the best in the repertoire. His beautiful sonatas combine the French formal organization and dance rhythms and the Italian lyricism and intuition for harmony. Performed by Hideki Yamaya on a replica of a historical Baroque guitar strung in a historical manner, from the original text.

Links to sample tracks:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hidekiyamaya

$14.99

 



THE MANDOLINO IN 18TH-CENTURY ITALY

The mandolino, or the Baroque mandolin, was the predecessor to the modern mandolin. Unlike its offspring, it had 6 courses of strings (instead of 4) and was mostly played with the fingertips (instead of with a plectrum). Though mostly unknown today, it enjoyed a modest popularity in the 17th- and 18th-centuries and a sizeable repertoire. This recording contains pieces from the Filippo Dalla Casa Manuscript, dated 1759 from Bologna, Italy. Though by mostly unknown composers, the quality of the music is very high and compares with the best lute, keyboard, and chamber music from the period. Mandolino is played by Hideki Yamaya, and continuo on lute is played by John Schneiderman.

Link to sample tracks:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hidekijohn

$14.99

 



GUITAR IN SPAIN

This CD features music by Spanish composers from the 19th- and 20th-centuries. It explores the depth and breadth of Spanish music, from the most passionate, fiery dances to the most tender, plaintive songs. Includes music by Albéniz, Tárrega, de Falla, and Rodrigo.

Link to Sample tracks:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yamaya2

$12.99

 



GUITAR IN LATIN AMERICA

This is a CD of music by Latin American composers of the 20th century. Music from all over the continent is represented, including works by Antonio Lauro, Leo Brower, and Astor Piazzola.

Link to Sample Tracks:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yamaya3

$12.99

 



LUTE RECITAL

This CD features music spanning two centuries and three countries. Music by John Dowland (1563-1626),
Robert Ballard (ca.1575-ca.1645), Giovanni Zamboni (fl.early 18th c.), and Giorgio Scotti (fl. late 18th
c.), plus an anonymous concerto from the Filippo dalla Casa Manuscript (1759) are played on three different instruments: seven-course Renaissance lute, ten-course Renaissance lute, and archlute.

Link to Sample Tracks

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/yamaya

$12.99

 


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