Rolf Lislevand

Rolf Lislevand - Antonio Vivaldi: Musica per mandolino e liuto (2007)

Rolf Lislevand - Antonio Vivaldi: Musica per mandolino e liuto (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 59:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30429 | Recorded: 2006

The Vivaldi Concerto for mandolin and orchestra, RV 425, was an essential component of the 1970s classical LP collection – with the mandolin amped up so loud in order to compete with a large orchestral string section that it sounded like an electric guitar blazing through an arena rock concert. Things have improved a bit since then, but balance between soloists and ensemble has always been a problem with the works featured on this release. The problem has rarely been solved so nicely as it is here. The group of string players used, a fine pan-European set of historical-performance specialists, is not especially small, and lutenist/guitarist/mandolinist Rolf Lislevand is elegant and clean but not arresting on his own.

Rolf Lislevand - La Belle Homicide (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 9, 2017
Rolf Lislevand - La Belle Homicide (2003)

Rolf Lislevand - La Belle Homicide (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:02:25 | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog: E 8880

This is a recording which truly challenges the accepted norms of musical recording and it does so triumphantly. The sound is full and rich, being recorded in a great church. Lislevand's control of sonority is at times stunning, his tone always sweet and strong. The pieces are tastefully arranged into suites, balanced and whole. And the disc even includes snippets of bird and animal sounds which invaded the recording sessions from the cool night air and nearby lake. Added to this, the liner notes are exemplary, full of insight into the composers' of the disc as well as the opinions and ideas on historical performance. Highlights of this recording are the Canaries by Gaultier and Tombeau du Mezangeau, by the same.

Rolf Lislevand - La Mascarade (2016) {ECM 2288}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 9, 2016
Rolf Lislevand - La Mascarade (2016) {ECM 2288}

Rolf Lislevand - La Mascarade (2016) {ECM 2288}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

In this wonderful solo album, Norwegian early music performer Rolf Lislevand turns his attention to the music of two composers from the court of Louis XIV: Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) and the Italian-born Francesco Corbetta (c. 1615-1681), and plays their masterpieces with historical awareness and an inventiveness which belongs to the tradition. De Visée wrote about playing what the instruments themselves called for, advice Lislevand takes to heart, adding improvised introductions to passacaglias from both composers. He uses two contrasting instruments here, the small Baroque guitar with its sparkling, crystal-clear sonorities and the theorbo, the dark-toned and earthy king of the lutes.
Rolf Lislevand - La Mascarade - Music for Solo Baroque Guitar & Theorbo (2016) [Digital Download 16-44.1] {ECM New Series}

Rolf Lislevand - La Mascarade - Music for Solo Baroque Guitar & Theorbo (2016) [Digital Download 16-44.1] {ECM New Series}
Official Digital Download 16-44.1 (qobuz.com) | FLAC (tracks) -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM New Series | ECM 2288
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

In this wonderful solo album, Norwegian early music performer Rolf Lislevand turns his attention to the music of two composers from the court of Louis XIV: Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) and the Italian-born Francesco Corbetta (c. 1615-1681), and plays their masterpieces with historical awareness and an inventiveness which belongs to the tradition.
Vivaldi - Musica per mandolino e liuto (Rolf Lislevand) [2007]

Vivaldi - Musica per mandolino e liuto (Rolf Lislevand) [2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 276.53 MB
Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog Number: OP 30429 | TT: 59’55

The Vivaldi Concerto for mandolin and orchestra, RV 425, was an essential component of the 1970s classical LP collection – with the mandolin amped up so loud in order to compete with a large orchestral string section that it sounded like an electric guitar blazing through an arena rock concert. Things have improved a bit since then, but balance between soloists and ensemble has always been a problem with the works featured on this release. The problem has rarely been solved so nicely as it is here. The group of string players used, a fine pan-European set of historical-performance specialists, is not especially small, and lutenist/guitarist/mandolinist Rolf Lislevand is elegant and clean but not arresting on his own. The key is how the whole ensemble works together to bring out the solos, sensitively shaping lines while keeping dynamic levels low enough to set off the soloists – and, in trio-sonata works, defining the relationships among the soloists themselves…

Rolf Lislevand - Diminuito (2009)  Music

Posted by Juma at Oct. 29, 2009
Rolf Lislevand - Diminuito (2009)

Rolf Lislevand Ensemble - Diminuito
EAC rip > FLAC | separate tracks | No Log, No CUE | cover scans | ~305 MB (2 files)
Genre: Classical, Early 17th Century | Label: ECM New Series (ecm2088) | Year: 2009

Background: Following his highly successful ECM debut with Nuove Musiche in 2006, the new CD by Norwegian lutenist Rolf Lislevand and his group of international early music virtuosi is an album of melodic beauty and rhythmic energy that transcends the genres and is likely to appeal to listeners from different backgrounds including early music, jazz and ethnic music.
Source: crotchet.co.uk

Rolf Lislevand - Bach - Intavolatura Luth Baroque  Music

Posted by trackball at Feb. 22, 2009
Rolf Lislevand - Bach - Intavolatura Luth Baroque

Rolf Lislevand - Bach - Intavolatura Luth Baroque
Classical | APE, CUE | 1 CD, Covers | 265 MB | TT: 62:45 min.
CD date: Mar 13, 2001 | ASTREE

Rolf Kuhn Unit - Stereo (2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 16, 2018
Rolf Kuhn Unit - Stereo (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Rolf Kühn Unit - Stereo (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:40 minutes | 454 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rolf Kühn is a jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. He is the older brother of the pianist Joachim Kühn. In 2008 he founded the Band Rolf Kühn & TriO with Christian Lillinger, Ronny Graupe and Johannes Fink, later renamed to Rolf Kühn Unit Unit.
Jordi Savall - Anthony Holborne - The Teares of the Muses, 1599 - Elizabethan Consort Music, Vol. II (2000) {Alia Vox AV9813}

Jordi Savall - Anthony Holborne - The Teares of the Muses, 1599 - Elizabethan Consort Music, Vol. II (2000) {Alia Vox AV9813}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 158 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2000 Alia Vox | AV 9813
Classical / Renaissance / Chamber Music

This release is titled as Elizebathan Consort Music, Vol II and we have already savoured the flavours of that previously immensely successful release which reads like a roll-call from the 'greats' of English 16th century music. This time Jordi Savall and his splendid Hesperion XXI have devoted a whole CD to the talents of Anthony Holborne, a rather obscure figure but one who evidently was held in great esteem in those days.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Elizabethan Consort Music, 1558 - 1603 (1998) {Alia Vox AV 9804}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 343 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 158 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Alia Vox | AV 9804
Classical / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music

Although the first full consort of viols did not arrive in England until 1540, there were actually several intriguing examples of what are now called "consort" music from before that time. Of course, the homogenous viol consort became supreme, and the present program (also featuring some 2-lute arrangements) focuses on the first part of that repertory. This developed at Elizabeth's court in the 1570s & 1580s, among professional musicians, but based on relatively restrictive models. Some pieces in the present program are composed freely, heralding the next step in consort development which, along with the small output of Byrd, allowed the English consort idiom to fully flower. Of course that was followed closely by the even larger and more famous repertory of consort music by composers such as Gibbons which was eventually geared more toward amateur players.