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Rolf Lislevand

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Although Rolf Lislevand had established his credentials within the twentieth century like a gifted and fairly traditional Baroque guitarist and lutenist, recently he has tended in order to avoid presenting the music he performs within an genuine way, asserting that to replicate the music just how it had been originally heard, and designed to be heard, isn’t actually feasible. He offers thus attemptedto provide Baroque compositions a twenty 1st century sound, frequently imparting today’s as well as jazzy character towards the music. He provides typically performed both single functions and chamber/vocal functions, the latter along with his very own septet. The equipment typically utilized by the group in concerts and on recordings possess included harp and tone of voice (Arianna Savall, little girl of Jordi Savall, filling up both assignments), Baroque electric guitar, theorbo, several percussion, organ, dual bass, clavichord, colascione, nykelharpa, and chitarra battente, a 12-string Baroque electric guitar. A lot of Lislevand’s early profession was spent as an associate of Jordi Savall’s group Hesperion XX, with whom he provided many concerts and made an appearance on many recordings. Lislevand’s many recordings are available on a number of brands, including ECM Information, Naïve, and Astree-Auvidis. Lislevand was created in 1961 in Oslo, Norway. He examined music and electric guitar on the Norway Academy of Music from 1980-1984. Further schooling came on the next 3 years on the esteemed Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, where he examined with American lutenist Hopkinson Smith (who was simply a co-founder of Hesperion XX) and Eugène Dombois. Lislevand acquired begun using Hesperion XX by 1987, the entire year he relocated to Verona and begun to research seventeenth hundred years Italian music. Of the numerous recordings Lislevand made out of Hesperion XX, the 1993 Astree-Auvidis Compact disc España: Anthology of Spanish Music was one of the popular and critically acclaimed initiatives. In 1993 Lislevand became a member of the faculty from the Staatliche Hochschule in Trossingen, Germany, a post he still kept in 2007. In the brand new century, Lislevand provides continued to seem frequently both as soloist so when chamber player along with his very own ensemble. His 2006 Compact disc Nuove Musiche, on ECM Information, provides achieved great achievement, both with critics and the general public. Due to its achievement and Lislevand’s developing popularity within the U.S., he was asked to appear for the American broadcast network Country wide Open public Radio, where he elaborated eloquently on his still questionable strategy toward Baroque music efficiency. La Mascarade (2016) was his 1st solo documenting for the ECM label.

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Full Name Rolf Lislevand
Date Of Birth December 30, 1961
Profession Teacher, Musician
Education Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Nationality Norwegian
Awards Spellemann Award for Classical Music
Music Groups Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Music Songs O Gloriosa Domina, Paradetas, Triste España sin ventura, Fandango – El Fandanguito, Guaracha: ay que me abraso – El Arrancazacate, Scaramanze, Exultet caelum laudibus, Venite videte, Levanta Pascual, Passacaglia celtica, Sor: Gitarre, Dios te salve, Cruz Preciosa, Terzi: Petit Jacquet / Quinta Pars, Corbetta: Caprice de Chaconne, Corbetta: Sarabanda per la B, Concerto en sol majeur, RV532: I. Allegro, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in G Minor, RV 85: I. Andante molto, Officium Defunctorum - In Secundo Nocturno, Libro quarto d'intavolatvra di chitarone: No. 9, Ciaccona, Concerto en ré majeur, RV93: II. Largo, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in G Minor, RV 85: II. Larghetto, Trio en sol mineur, RV85: I. Andante Molto, Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D Minor, RV 540: I. Allegro, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in G Minor, RV 85: III. Allegro, Concerto En Ré Mineur, RV540: I. Allegro Moderato, Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D Minor, RV 540: II. Largo, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C Major, RV 82: III. Allegro, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C Major, RV 82: I. Allegro con molto, Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker, Trio Sonata for Violin, Lute and Basso Continuo in C Major, RV 82: II. Larghetto lento, Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D Major, RV 93: I. Allegro giusto, Concerto for Viola d'amore, Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D Minor, RV 540: III. Allegro
Albums La Mascarade, Nuove musiche, Diminuito, Lachrimæ Caravaggio, Altre Follie, El nuevo mundo: folías criollas (Montserrat Figueras, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, feat. director: Jordi Savall), Hispania & Japan Dialogues, Villancicos y Danzas Criollas, La belle homicide (feat. lute: Rolf Lislevand), La Folia 1490 - 1701, Jul I Gammel Tid, Intavolatura (feat. lute: Rolf Lislevand), Kapsberger: Libro quarto d'intavolatura di chitaronne, Encuentro Sanz & Santa Cruz (baroque guitar: Rolf Lislevand), Pièces de Violes avec la Basse Continuë (viola da gamba: Paolo Pandolfo), Santiago De Murcia: Codex No. 4, Vivaldi: Musica per liuto e mandolino (Vivaldi Edition), José Marín, 1628-1699: Tonos Humanos, Vivaldi: L'œuvre complète pour luth, Vivaldi: Concertos pour mandoline (instants classiques), Jakob Van Eyck: Der fluyten lust-hof, Mitten im kalten Winter - Weihnachtsmusik aus Europa, Vol. II, Stille Nächte - Weihnachtsmusik aus Europa, Vol. III - Silent Nights, O Fortuna


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Music Department

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marquise 1997 musician: lute
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles 1994 performer: luths
Tous les matins du monde 1991 musician: theorbe

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