The second volume in the Dalla Casa Manuscript series, this CD contains the music written for archlute from this rare source from mid-18th-century Italy. Much of this music is without attribution, but some well-known composers from the era are represented, including Leonardo Leo (1694-1744) and Pier Giuseppe Sandoni (1685-1748). The music is primarily galant in style--straightforward structure, pleasant melodies, and clear harmony--and is the best representation of the Italian lute repertoire from the era.
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, 2014
Recorded in Portland, OR, in August, 2013
Produced, edited, and mastered by Hideki Yamaya
Performed in A=440
Archlute by Mel Wong, San Francisco, CA; 2011
after Christofolo Choc, ca. 1630
Cover art: 'Woman Playing the Lute'
Philip van Dijk (1683-1753)