The fascination of the 13-course baroque lute includes the immense tonal range and richness of color that this portable instrument has. Johann Sebastian Bach's contemporary Sylvius Leopold Weiss is one of the composers who used this instrument in a particularly skilful and sensual way. Gabriele Janneck has selected some of her favorite works from Weiss' larger-than-life music and recorded them for her new solo album. It is entitled "Lute - Larger than Life". The B flat major and D minor sonatas from the Dresden manuscript and the E flat major sonata from the London manuscript can be heard, as can the tombeau for Count Logy and the G minor chaconne, which comes from a fragment of a duet , but is often played as a solo piece. The production was funded as part of the "Neustart Kultur" program - initiated by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, with the GVL (society for the exploitation of ancillary copyrights) as the sponsor.
1-7 Sonata Nos. 31 in B-flat Major
8 Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy arrived 1721
9-15 Sonata Nos. 10 in E-flat Major
16-23 Sonata Nos. 34 in D minor
24 Chaconne in G minor