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Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo (Digital Deluxe Version)

Ars longa: Old and new music for theorbo (Digital Deluxe Version)

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CKD 603D
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  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata III
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata III

    03:05
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata X
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata X

    02:09
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Ciaconna
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Ciaconna

    01:42
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Romanesca con partite variate
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Romanesca con partite variate

    06:26
    $4.80
  • Since It Was the Day of Preparation …: I. Motet 1
    Composer(s) Sir James MacMillan
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Since It Was the Day of Preparation …: I. Motet 1

    03:13
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Corrente
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Corrente

    01:28
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata XII
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata XII

    02:00
    $2.40
  • Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Romanesca folia con variate
    Composer(s) Alessandro Piccinini
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Romanesca folia con variate

    03:16
    $2.40
  • Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Canario – Capona
    Composer(s) Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Canario – Capona

    03:33
    $2.40
  • Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Toccata prima
    Composer(s) Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Toccata prima

    06:03
    $4.80
  • Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Passacaglia
    Composer(s) Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone, 1640: Passacaglia

    03:09
    $2.40
  • Extending from the inside
    Composer(s) Benjamin Oliver
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Extending from the inside

    08:20
    $4.80
  • Suite in C Minor: I. Prélude en C sol ut mineur
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Suite in C Minor: I. Prélude en C sol ut mineur

    00:54
    $2.40
  • Suite in C Minor: II. La Plainte, ou Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Visée, Allemande de Mr. leur père
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Suite in C Minor: II. La Plainte, ou Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Visée, Allemande de Mr. leur père

    04:42
    $2.40
  • Suite in C Minor: III. Courante
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Suite in C Minor: III. Courante

    01:40
    $2.40
  • Suite in C Minor: IV. Sarabande
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Suite in C Minor: IV. Sarabande

    03:25
    $2.40
  • Suite in C Minor: V. Gigue
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Suite in C Minor: V. Gigue

    02:07
    $2.40
  • Prélude en G re sol majeur
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Prélude en G re sol majeur

    01:05
    $2.40
  • Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin

    03:34
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: I. Cycle
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: I. Cycle

    01:38
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: II. First Berceuse
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: II. First Berceuse

    01:48
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: III. Second Berceuse
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: III. Second Berceuse

    01:55
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: IV. Scattershot
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: IV. Scattershot

    01:30
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: V. Lilt
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: V. Lilt

    02:30
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: VI. Stutter
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: VI. Stutter

    01:33
    $2.40
  • Berceuse with Seven Variations: VII. Coda
    Composer(s) Nico Muhly
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Berceuse with Seven Variations: VII. Coda

    02:42
    $2.40
  • Chaconne in G
    Composer(s) Robert de Visée
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Chaconne in G

    05:13
    $0.00
  • Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone,1640: Colascione
    Composer(s) Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger
    Artist(s) Elizabeth Kenny

    Libro quarto d’intavolatura di chitarrone,1640: Colascione

    02:06
    $0.00

Total running time: 82 minutes.

Album information

Ars longa see theorbo specialist Elizabeth Kenny perform a typically inventive recital of diverse repertoire spanning five centuries.

The theorbo’s eccentric appearance and tuning belies its expressive and delicate qualities; its versatility extends to beautiful melodies, experimental harmonies and a wonderfully resonant bass. The recital takes the listener from the early avant-garde repertoire for the instrument of Kapsperger and Piccinini to the new and imaginative sounds explored by today’s composers. Taken from his 2011 work Since it was the day of preparation… James MacMillan’s motet is a haunting and melancholy piece in which the theorbo acts as an emblem of human fragility and sadness. Benjamin Oliver wrote Extending from the inside specifically for Kenny, who relishes the unique challenge of combining elements of funk guitar with the Baroque tradition of ground bass. Kenny also inspired Nico Muhly’s Berceuse, a piece which exploits the unconventional tuning system and expressive possibilities of the theorbo to powerful effect.