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Ferdinand Fischer: From Heaven on Earth: Lute Music from Kremsmünster Abbey

Hubert Hoffmann

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Partita in D Minor  
1
Prelude
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
2:00
2
Aria
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:27
3
Aria II
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:46
4
Aria III
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
2:41
5
Passagio
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
0:54
6
Aria IV
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:15
7
Sarabande
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:52
8
Gigue
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:51
9
Retirada
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
3:55
Partita in C Major  
10
Allemande
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
3:48
11
Double
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
3:38
12
Gavotte
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
0:37
13
Menuette
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
0:41
14
Canarie
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
2:28
15
Chaccogne
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
7:39
16
Prelude
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:26
17
Allemande
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
3:39
18
Courante
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
1:56
19
Passagaglia
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
14:19
20
Retirada
Ferdinand Fischer; Hubert Hoffmann
3:30
Total Playing Time    61:22
Hubert Hoffmann brings the long-faded lute poems of Pater Ferdinando (Fischer) back to life on this album of world premieres, recorded in one of the quietest studios in all of Europe, the Galaxy Studios in Mol, Belgium. Hoffmann first discovered these works when he visited the Benedictine Abbey of Kremsmünster in Upper Austria and was struck by the music's exquisite quality, high degree of originality and compositional autonomy, together with the considerable technical demands placed upon the lutenist.

"It soon turned out that much of the music set down by this scribe was not to be found in the numberless lute manuscripts from this period scattered around the world. These were unique manuscripts. Moreover they contained quite extraordinary works of striking compositional quality: new lute music in the form of cyclical poems of a lute enthusiast, a padre, at the turn of the 17th/18th centuries."
- Hubert Hoffmann
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