Jonas Nordberg - de Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)

de Visee, Weiss, Dufaut

Jonas Nordberg

 For his début solo recording, Swedish lutenist Jonas Nordberg presents a delightful selection of works for Baroque lute and theorbo; the grandeur and elevated spirit of the French Baroque music of Dufaut and de Visée alternate with the refinement and extraordinary originality of the works of Silvius Leopold Weiss,  who was regarded as the finest lutenist of his time.

 

Jonas Nordberg, who has recorded for BIS three CDs with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin, gives personal and intense performance of these pieces, recorded in the gorgeous acoustic of the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila.

 

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Jonas Nordberg

Swedish lutenist Jonas Nordberg is a graduate of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (MA, 2011) and Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. He is in high demand as both a soloist and an ensemble musician, performing music from the early Renaissance to the Romantic era, on a wide range of historical plucked instruments including Renaissance lutes, Baroque lutes and guitars, archlutes, theorbos and early 19th-century guitars. He often works with singers, and past and present recital partners include Ruby Hughes, Susanne Rydén, Elin Rombo, Lena-Susanne Norin and Christina Larsson-Malmberg. He also takes a keen interest in dramatic art and contemporary dance, as demonstrated by a highly productive association with choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström. Together they have created several large-scale stage works and toured them around Europe, with Nordberg as lute soloist, music curator and even, on occasion, dancer. In recent seasons he has appeared at the following European festivals and venues: Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Movimentos Festwochen Wolfsburg, BAM New York, Mozarteum Salzburg, Helsinki City Theatre, Concertgebouw Brugge, Bonn Opera House, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Salzburger Landestheater, Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen and Kulturhuset City Theatre and Malmö Opera, among many others. He has recorded three CDs with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin for BIS Records (two volumes of flute sonatas by the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman and one of recorder concertos by Vivaldi), and has broadcast on a range of European TV and radio stations. This album for Eudora is his début solo recording.

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Jonas Nordberg - de Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)

de Visee, Weiss, Dufaut

Jonas Nordberg

    Scherzo

“The warmth and closeness of the recording is admirable […]. Nordberg is clear in the exposition of the polyphony, natural in the treatment of rhythm, exquisite with the dynamics and the ornamentation.”

Pablo J. Vayón[read full review]

    OpusHD.net

Jonas Nordberg […] deployes a remarkable mastery deploying a remarkable mastery of precision and musicality. From start to finish the performance […] is a plea to rediscover this music.

Jean-Jacques Millo[read full review]

    Opusklassiek.nl

A recording as it should be: intimate and detailed, with enough room for the sound to flourish.

Siebe Riedstra[read full review]

    HRAudio.net -

"In both Multichannel and Stereo, the recording is simply impeccable, caressing the listener with the full realism of theorbo and lute […]. Empathy and rapport distinguish Nordberg’s first solo disc. If you’ve never heard a theorbo (or a lute, for that matter), here is a very fine recording to try, with state of the art in sound (DSD256 – 11.289MHz capture, DSD master)."

John Miller[read full review]

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"High resolution is all about detail and timbre. And that is just what we hear abundantly on this disk. Every note can be pin pointed; one hears the fingers on the strings. The discrete surround (which in fact copies the reflection one hears in a hall, or, in this case, a church) creates lots of ‘air’ around the music, making these pieces a very relaxing joy to listen to. […] Under the carful hands of Nordberg, the music is reflective and yet addictive for all lute (and theorbo) aficionados and at the same time most instructive for all those who want to know more about it and are willing to let themselves be carried away in a well-chosen spiritual combination of music, culture and history."

Adrian Quanjer[read full review]

Jonas Nordberg - de Visee, Weiss & Dufaut (2015)

de Visee, Weiss, Dufaut

Jonas Nordberg

Digital Converters: Merging Horus AD/DA
Microphones: Sonodore, Schoeps
Producer: Gonzalo Noqué
Recording Engineer: Gonzalo Noqué
Recording location: Auditorio San Francisco, Ávila, Spain
Recording Software: Merging Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256
Speakers: Amphion, Neumann

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Suite in A minor - I. Prélude
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Suite in A minor - II. Allemande 'La Royalle'
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Suite in A minor - III. Courante
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Suite in A minor - IV. Gavotte
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Suite in A minor - V. Rondeau 'La Mascarade'
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Suite in A minor - VI. Chaconne
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Prélude
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Fuga
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Prélude
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Ciaccona
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Fantasie
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Suite in G minor - I. Prélude
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Suite in G minor - II. Allemande
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Suite in G minor - III. Sarabande
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Suite in G minor - IV. Courante Suedoise
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Suite in G minor - V. Gigue
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Suite in G minor - VI. Tombeau de Mr. Blancrocher
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Suite in E minor - I. Prélude
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Suite in E minor - II. Allemande
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Suite in E minor - III. Courante
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Suite in E minor - IV. Sarabande
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Suite in E minor - V. Gavotte
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Suite in E minor - VI. Rondeau 'La Montfermeil'
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Suite in E minor - VII. Gigue & Double
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Suite in E minor - VIII. Tombeau des Mesdemoiselles
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