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Sweelinck: Keyboard Works, Volume 2

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2009

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

Robert Woolley

harpsichord/virginal*

Venue:

Glynde Church, East Sussex



Producer:

Gary Cole



Engineer:

Gary Cole



Record Label
Chaconne

Genre:

Harpsichord




Total Time - 63:31
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JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK

(1562-1621)
   
1 

Toccata Noni Toni, SwWV 297/L 16

5:21
   
2 

Esce mars, SwWV 321/N 3

4:33
   
3 

Paduana Lachrymae, SwWV 328/N 10*

5:19
   
4 

Allemand (Gratie), SwWV 318/N 7*

3:52
  (formerly known as More Palatino)  
5 

Toccata C2, SwWV 283/L 20

3:28
   
6 

Die flichtig Nimphae (Vluchtige nymph), SwWV 331/not in N

2:08
   
7 

Toccata Primi Toni d2, SwWV 286/L 15

3:55
   
8 

Mein junges Leben hat ein Endt, SwWV 324/N 6

6:24
   
9 

Toccata a 3 G2, SwWV 289/L 23

2:17
   
10 

Pavan Philippi, SwWV 329/N 11

7:02
   
11 

Toccata Secundi Toni g1, SwWV 292/L 21*

2:38
   
12 

Von der Fortuna werd ich getrieben (Engelse Fortuijn), SwWV 320/N 2*

3:12
   
13 

Unter der Linden grune (Onder een linde groen), SwWV 325/N 8*

5:21
   
14 

Fantasia Crommatica a 4 d1, SwWV 258/L 1

8:01
Robert Woolley has a large discography on Chandos, both as a soloist and as a member of The Purcell Quartet, the ensemble he co-founded in 1983.

An internationally regarded authority on the music of this period, he broadcasts regularly for the BBC and has performed and recorded on many historic instruments.

On this recording, he plays two instruments: a modern copy by Malcolm Rose of the Lodewijk Theewes claviorgan of 1579, a harpsichord-organ combination which has belonged to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London since 1890; and a rarely heard virginal, or muselar, by the firm Adlam Burnett, based on an instrument of Ioannes Ruckers from 1611 in the Finchcocks collection.

Gramophone wrote on the first volume in this series: ‘This generous disc of keyboard works falls squarely on the shoulders of the kaleidoscopic organ of the Pieterskerk in Leiden, Holland, rather than dividing the spoils between virginals, harpsichords and organs. Those who have encountered the supreme artistry of this composer at his best will relish the clarity of voicing and judicious registrations.’

As well as being one of the most famous organists and teachers of his time, Sweelinck was the last and most important composer of the musically rich golden era of the Netherlanders. His output comprises seventy works for keyboard, which represent some of the most richly imaginative music of the period, yet none was published during in lifetime.

None of the music in this varied and rewarding programme is well represented in the catalogue.

"...a glorious CD of some of Sweelinck’s most inspired keyboard music. There are all sorts of delights here, from the beautiful variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein Endt, to the substantial Fantasia Crommatica which ends the recital - and what an impressive piece it is too. Sweelinck’s music is full of imagination, taking influences from all over Europe and mixing them together to form an original voice. Die flichtig Nimphae is very charming indeed, but there is an unforced elegance about all the usic on this CD is quite captivating. This CD is superbly recorded and Robert Woolley is a masterful exponent of this repertoire."

The Penguin Guide - 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12


The gem of this volume is the Paduana Lachrymae, its sharp sighs gently yet deliberately laid bare on Adlam Burnett’s copy of a 1661 Rickers muselar virginal. On this and in the grandest Toccatas and the smiling variations of Die flichtig Nimphae, Woolley’s playing is unfailingly illuminating.
The Independent

A very inspiring recording which should be on everyone’s shopping list.
Early Music Review

A rich, rewarding brew of imaginative harpsichord music , expertly played…There is not much competition in the world of Sweelinck recordings, but this stands out as an excellent harpsichord release in its own right.
Gramophone



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