LSA Member Recordings

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Recordings are listed in alphabetical order by ensemble or lutenist last name.

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CD Cover: lute rose with stained glass imagery around border

S.L. Weiss recital and J.S. Bach Recital

Anton Birula – 13 course baroque lute

Includes S.L.Weiss Sonata No. 23 in F sharp minor and J.S. Bach Suite in D major, BWV 1012

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CD Cover: woman in profile looking away from the viewer

John Dowland

Grace Davidson & David Miller

Grace Davidson returns to disc on Signum with an intimate disc of Dowland’s first book of lute songs, accompanied by David Miller. Blending melancholy with wit in his writing for both lute and voice, John Dowland’s songs have continued to enchant audiences and singers for nearly 400 years.

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Bellerofonte Castaldi Battaglia d'amore CD cover

Bellerofonte Castaldi: Battaglia d’amore

Il Furioso: Gian Paolo Fagotto, tenor; David Dolata & Victor Coelho, lutes

Songs of love: Castaldi’s settings of his own poetry
Virtuosic duos for tiorbino and theorbo, Modena (1622) and Venice (1623)

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George Frideric Handel, the complete 'Amen,' 'Alleluia' arias, HWV269-77, Il Furioso CD Cover

George Frideric Handel

Il Furioso: Robert Crowe, soprano; David Dolata & Victor Coelho, lutes

The Complete ‘Amen,’ ‘Alleluia’ Arias, HWV269–77 with music by Church, Croft, Pittoni, and Anon.

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Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger Libro secondo d'arie Il Furioso CD Cover

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger: Libro secondo d’arie

Il Furioso: Gian Paolo Fagotto, tenor; David Dolata & Victor Coelho, lutes

Songs of Human and Divine Love
(Rome, 1623)

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CD Cover: Anna Kowalska holding a lute with an intricately patterned neck looking over her shoulder at the viewer

La Brebis Galante

Anna Kowalska – 11-course lute

Works by Gallot, Mouton, de Visee, Forqueray, Marais

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CD Cover: Anton and Anna holding their Baroque lutes, surrounded by musical imagery

Luteduo Plays J.S. Bach

Anna Kowalska, Anton Birula – 13 course baroque lutes

First ever complete CD with J.S.Bach duets

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CD Cover: Closeup of Anna and Anton staring directly at the viewer bordered on the right by a lute pegbox

Luteduo Plays Weiss

Anna Kowalska, Anton Birula – 13 course baroque lutes

Luteduo vision of works by S.L. Weiss

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CD Cover: aged-looking Baroque lute manuscript with lute strings superimposed

Baroque Insight (Luteduo)

Anna Kowalska – baroque guitar, Anton Birula – theorbo

Luteduo arrangements of works by Piccinini, Kapsberger, Murcia, Sanz, de Visee, Forqueray.

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CD Cover: medieval painting of two angels playing lutes above illuminated letter L

Baroque Lute Duets (Luteduo)

Anna Kowalska & Anton Birula – baroque lutes

Music for two baroque lutes by Gaultier, Du Fault, Lawes, Marais, Falckenhagen and Hagen.

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Medieval Lady

Susan Sandman and Derwood Crocker

Early music by woman composers, lute duets and dances performed by Elizabethan Conversation with guest soprano Andrea Folan.

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CD Cover: woman in profile looking away from the viewer

John Dowland

David Miller & Grace Davidson

Grace Davidson returns to disc on Signum with an intimate disc of Dowland’s first book of lute songs, accompanied by David Miller. Blending melancholy with wit in his writing for both lute and voice, John Dowland’s songs have continued to enchant audiences and singers for nearly 400 years.

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CD Cover: Renaissance painting of musicians with one of them playing a lute

Music from the Castiliono Lute Book (1536)

Phillip Rukavina, 6-course

Music from Joanambrosio Dalza’s Inavolatura di Lauto (1508) and Vincenzo Capirola’s Lute Book (1517). Performed on lutes by Grant Tomlinson and Malcolm Prior.

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CD Cover: Closeup of vihuela with geometrical patterns on soundboard

Ala Spagnola

Phillip Rukavina, vihuela da mano

Music by Luis Milan, Alonso Mudarra, Luis de Narváez, Vincenzo Capirola and more. Performed on a vihuela da mano build by Daniel Larson.

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CD Cover: Renaissance painting of a young lutenist

Italian Lute Music 1508-1517

Phillip Rukavina, 6-course lute

Rukavina performs early 16th century Italian lute music by Joanambrosio Dalza and Vincenzo Capirola.

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CD cover: Large ship surrounded by smaller ships

Dutch Light: The Music of Nicolas Vallet

Phillip Rukavina, 10-course lute

Rukavina performs music by the 17th century Dutch lutenists Nicolas Vallet. The music is a blend of the best qualities of early Baroque Dutch, English and French music.

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CD Cover: Renaissance jester playing cittern as a small dog bites at his costume

Bedlam

Kayleen Sánchez – Soprano
Laudon Schuett – Renaissance Lute

Songs and solo lute music from the 16th Century.

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CD Cover: Gabor holding his mandora and gazing thoughtfully into the distance

Music For Mandora

Gabor Tokódi, mandora

One of the leading lutenists of his native Hungary, Gabor Tokódi active in the field of early music both as soloist and member of period instrument ensembles. This recording presents music especially written for mandora by Giuseppe Brescianello and Two suites from an anonymous composer, the manuscripts of which were found in the archive of an Hungarian monastery.

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CD Cover: Plate of French madeleines that look like lute bowls with pegboxes sticking out between them

Sweet Division

Venere Lute Quartet

A variety of sparkly music for lute quartet with both historical and modern arrangements included. Issued on the LSA label.

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CD Cover: View from inside of lute looking through rose in imitation of stained glass roses

Palestrina’s Lute

Venere Lute Quartet

Arrangements of music by the great Renaissance composer Giovanni Luigi da Palestrina for lute quartet. Issued on the LSA label.

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Airy Entertainments

Venere Lute Quartet

Settings of music from English masques were published in numerous Continental sources. This delightful music is at the center of a new recording project of the Venere Lute Quartet.

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Ornythology: Byrd and Friends

Venere Lute Quartet

The music of the beloved Elizabethan composer William Byrd and his contemporaries (John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tallis, etc.) as arranged for lute quartet. Hear the intricate interplay of four outstanding lutenists performing on soprano, alto, tenor, and bass lutes.

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