Robert de Visée Sylvius Leopold Weiss / Aaron Skitri ‎– Théorbe Et Luth

Auvidis ‎– AV 4951, Prestige Auvidis ‎– Av 4951
Vinyl, LP, Album, Ambisonic

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Pièce En Sol Majeur
Composed By – Robert de Visée
A1 Prelude
A2 Gavotte
Suite En Ré Mineur
Composed By – Robert de Visée
A3 Prélude
A4 Entrée D'Apollon
A5 Courante
A6 Sarabande
A7 Gigue
Suite En Sol Mineur
Composed By – Robert de Visée
A8 Prélude
A9 Allemande (La Conversation)
A10 Gigue
A11 Gavotte
Pièce En La Mineur
Composed By – Robert de Visée
A12 Prélude
A13 Allemande
A1 Tombeau Sur La Mort De Monseigneur Comte De Logy
Composed By – Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Suite En Ré Mineur
Composed By – Sylvius Leopold Weiss
B2 Prélude
B3 Allemande
B4 Courante
B5 Bourrée
B6 Menuet I
B7 Sarabande
B8 Menuet II Et I
B9 Gigue
B10 Fantaisie En Do Mineur
Composed By – Sylvius Leopold Weiss

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Front jacket bottom, with small logo: "prestige auvidis musique ancienne"

Back jacket: [AD][2 010] (enclosed in rectangles) AV 4951

- Printed in France
- Repertoire, Production Credits, and Biography (Bio. in English as well as French)
Credits not fully-translated:
- "Enregistré au Musée didactique (Paris)"
- Cover photo [of a] "Peinture Rhénane XVe" [15th-century Rhenish Painting?]

Inner jacket notes include:
- Music of Robert de Visée "from the 1699 manuscript of Etienne Vaudry de Saizenay kept at the library of Besançon"
- "The pieces of S. L. Weiss presented in this record are from the Dresden manuscript."
- Aaron Skitri professor of music "depuis 1976 à "Queen's University" de Kingstone (Canada)" / since 1976 at "Queen's University," Kingston [, Ontario] (Canada)

Labels include:

- Mono-Steréo
- Ⓟ 1980

Separate tracks for each movement, no timings provided

- Both sides of deadwax hash out catalog number 4713, followed the correct number. This master was mistaken for another release also produced in 1980:
Henri Chédorge - Chants Sacrés Des Celtes Antiques - Danses Et Musiques Rituelles

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched: [hashed out]): MPO . . . AV_ [4713 A] 4951 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched: [hashed out]): MPO . . . AV_ [4713 B] 4951 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Labels): AV 4951
  • Rights Society: D.P.


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March 27, 2018

Very rare - one of a kind.

This album was a revelation in my music education, opening insights that remain poorly-understood by many even now. Skitri is fully-committed to "notes inégale" as the proper performance practice for this repertoire and he takes this liberty further still channeling a Dionysian spirit of improvisation. Here we are reminded just how thoroughly European music for fretted instruments is rooted in enduring traditions of the near east.

Some may find it self-indulgent. It certainly is eccentric - and ravishing.