This CD features music spanning two centuries and three countries. Music by John Dowland (1563-1626), Robert Ballard (ca.1575-ca.1645), Giovanni Zamboni (fl.early 18th c.), and Giorgio Scotti (fl. late 18th c.), plus an anonymous concerto from the Filippo dalla Casa Manuscript (1759) are played on three different instruments: seven-course Renaissance lute, ten-course Renaissance lute, and archlute.
Hideki Yamaya, based in Portland, Oregon, is a lutenist and guitarist who is actively teaching and performing all over the West Coast. He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied with Robert Strizich, and an M.F.A. in Guitar and Lute Performance from University of California, Irvine, where he studied with John Schneiderman. He also studied with James Tyler at University of Southern California and with Paul Beier at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy. He has had master classes with the foremost guitarists and lutenists of today, including Robert Barto, Victor Coelho, David Dolata, Ronn McFarlane, Richard Savino, Stephen Stubbs, David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant, and Benjamin Verdery. In demand both as a soloist and as a continuo/chamber player, Hideki has performed with and for Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Baroque Northwest, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, L.A. Opera, L.A. Master Chorale, California Bach Society, and Astoria Music Festival, and is the artistic director for Musica Maestrale, an early music collective based in Portland. He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, and Italy.
released January 1, 2005
Recorded and edited by Hideki Yamaya
Mastered by Karl Martin
Seven-course Renaissance lute by John Rollins
Bellingham, Washington; 2000
Ten-course Renaissance lute by John Rollins
Bellingham, Washington; 1987
Fourteen-course archlute by Lyn Elder
San Rafael, California; 1995