Jonas Nordberg: de Visée, Weiss & Dufaut

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 three albums for BIS with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin, gives personal and intense performances of these pieces, recorded in the gorgeous acoustic of the 13th Century Spanish church of San Francisco, in Ávila.

About the artist
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.
01Suite in A minor - I. Prélude2:03
02Suite in A minor - II. Allemande 'La Royalle'3:08
03Suite in A minor - III. Courante1:51
04Suite in A minor - IV. Gavotte1:02
05Suite in A minor - V. Rondeau 'La Mascarade'2:12
06Suite in A minor - VI. Chaconne4:12
07Prélude1:52
08Fuga2:37
09Prélude2:22
10Ciaccona3:48
11Fantasie2:30
12Suite in G minor - I. Prélude1:54
13Suite in G minor - II. Allemande3:24
14Suite in G minor - III. Sarabande2:00
15Suite in G minor - IV. Courante Suedoise1:06
16Suite in G minor - V. Gigue1:46
17Suite in G minor - VI. Tombeau de Mr. Blancrocher4:41
18Suite in E minor - I. Prélude1:38
19Suite in E minor - II. Allemande4:00
20Suite in E minor - III. Courante1:57
21Suite in E minor - IV. Sarabande3:02
22Suite in E minor - V. Gavotte1:16
23Suite in E minor - VI. Rondeau 'La Montfermeil'1:41
24Suite in E minor - VII. Gigue & Double2:51
25Suite in E minor - VIII. Tombeau des Mesdemoiselles5:31
«A recording as it should be.»
By Siebe Riedstra, Opusklassiek.nl ©2015
«Jonas Nordberg deployes a remarkable mastery.»
By Jean-Jacques Millo, OpusHD © 2015
FormatSACD & download versions
Catalogue numberEUD-SACD-1502 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-1502 (Download versions)
Barcode8436551170138 (SACD version)
8436551170145 (Download versions)
Year2015
Recording dateDecember 6-7, 2014 & March, 26-27, 2015
LocationAuditorio San Francisco, Ávila, Spain
Original formatDSD256 (11.2MHz)
EquipmentSonodore and Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Audeze and Sennheiser headphones; Rens Heijnis custom made headphone amplifier; Neumann and Amphion speakers.