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Robert Barto and Weiss lute music

I have a wide love and interest in baroque music - especially that of Bach. Weiss was a friend of Bach and a regular visitor to his home at Leipzig and it is a compelling thought that two such musical geniuses should have made music together. Weiss' music - like that of Bach's - holds a very special place in the genre. The lute was Weiss' thing and his music is really like no other for me. Its sinewy gentle lines weave a trance like world that draws you in an holds you in that world. If ever there was music that seems to pull seemlessly like a strand of string from a very large endless ball this is it. In order to capture the mesmerising quality of the music however, the performance and recording must be astonishing. You don't want to hear a single squeak or tonal imbalance that makes you aware of the player struggling with the obvious complexity of the works. The works must ebb and flow like small waves on a lagoon beach. How on earth Robert Barto and his associate recording artists pull this off is beyond me. He's not alone in this lute miracle - but he is one of the very special elite that can do it.


Genre: Classical

Robert Barto is an American lutenist best known for his performances of Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. With a major in historical lute performance, Barto graduated from the University of California, San Diego. On receiving a Fulbright scholarship, he pursued studies with Michael Schäffer in Cologne, Germany, and with Eugen Müller-Dombois in Basle, Switzerland. He won the International Lute Competition in Toronto in 1984, as well as taking top prize in the Musica Antiqua Bruges in Belgium. His...
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