Iestyn Davies & Fretwork – Lamento (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Iestyn Davies & Fretwork – Lamento (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:04:28 minutes | 445 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Signum Records

Countertenor Iestyn Davies and the viol consort Fretwork present a new recording of works for viol consort and voice, drawn from 17th Century Germany, following their critically praised 2019 album of works by Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell.

Featuring performances from organist Silas Wollston and countertenor Hugh Cutting, the recital ranges widely over the 17th Century – from the early years with three curiously similar sounding friends: Schein, Scheidt and Sch”utz, to the most significant member of the Bach family before Johann Sebastian, Johann Christoph Bach.

From there they travel down the North Sea to the foothills of the Alps, including Buxtehude’s predecessor at the Marienkirche in L”ubeck – Franz Tunder (whose daughter Buxtehude he was to marry) – and another north German composer who worked in Copenhagen, Christian Geist.

Giovanni Felice Sances is an outlier here: he was born in Rome but spent the second part of his life working for three successive Emperors in Vienna, where viol playing was still very much in vogue.

In 2021, Fretwork celebrate their 35th Anniversary. In the past three and a half decades they have explored the core repertory of great English consort music, from Taverner to Purcell, and made classic recordings against which others are judged. In addition to this, Fretwork have become known as pioneers of contemporary music for viols, having commissioned over 40 new works.

Iestyn Davies is a British countertenor widely recognised as one of the world’s finest singers, celebrated for the beauty and technical dexterity of his voice and intelligent musicianship. Critical recognition of Iestyn’s work includes two Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, a RPS Award for Young Singer of the Year, the Critics’ Circle Award and recently an Olivier Award Nomination. He was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2017 for services to music.

Tracklist:
1. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Salve mi Jesu (05:53)
2. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Canzon super ‘O Nachbar Roland’, SSWV 66 (05:57)
3. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Ach dass ich Wassers g’nug h”atte (Lamento) (07:51)
4. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 14: I. Paduan (03:19)
5. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 14: II. Gagliarda (00:43)
6. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 14: III. Courente (00:47)
7. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 14: IV. Allemande & Tripla (01:39)
8. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork, Silas Wollston & Hugh Cutting – Geistliche Chor-Music, Op. 11: No. 28, Auf dem Gebirge, SWV 396 (05:00)
9. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 7: I. Paduan (03:12)
10. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 7: II. Gagliarda (01:23)
11. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 7: III. Courente (00:54)
12. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Banchetto Musicale, Suite No. 7: IV. Allemande & Tripla (00:55)
13. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Es war aber an der St”atte (08:36)
14. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork & Silas Wollston – An Wasserfl”ussen Babylon (03:18)
15. Fretwork & Silas Wollston – Canzon super Cantionem Gallicam, SSWV 67 (04:51)
16. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork & Silas Wollston – O dulce nomen Jesu (05:22)
17. Iestyn Davies, Fretwork, Silas Wollston & Hugh Cutting – Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kam (04:48)

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