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Lute Music:

• Sonatas for Lute und Violin by Friedrich Wilhelm Rust and Bernhard Joachim Hagen

 Myrtha Indermaur - Baroque Violin
Andreas Schlegel - Lute

Sound examples:

B.J. Hagen, Sonate G-Dur, Vivace (Ausschnitt)
B.J. Hagen, Sonate G-Dur, Allegro con spirito - Amoroso (Ausschnitt)
F.W. Rust, Sonate Nr. 1 in G-Dur, Romanza (Ausschnitt)
F.W. Rust, Sonate Nr. 2 in d-Moll, Allegro maestoso (Ausschnitt)
F.W. Rust, Sonate Nr. 3 in C-Dur, Aria con Variazioni (Ausschnitt)






• Andreas Schlegel - Laute Lute Luth Laúd
Order no. LC 0301, CHF 28.00
Total running time: 72:38
Robert de Visée (ca. 1655 - ca. 1735): Suite en ré-mineur (theorbo) Denis Gaultier (1597 or 1603 - 1672): Pièces de luth en la majeur (11-course baroque lute) Sound example "0301 Atalante" Gigue "Atalante" (shortened) Johann Sebastian Bach (1675 - 1750): Suite E-Major BWV 1006a (11-course baroque lute) Sound example Menuet (shortened) Pièces de luth en ré-majeur (pieces of J. S. Bach and S. L. Weiss) (13-course baroque lute) Sound example Sarabande from BWV1012 (shortened)
A very personal CD with those pieces which have accompanied Andreas Schlegel for some years now. Andreas Schlegel was born in 1962 into a family of musicians. Education as lute player at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and at the SMPV. From 1987 on intensive musical educational work (among others guitar teacher, head of ensemble, manager of a music school and project manager of the Aarau-region for the 7th European Youth Music Festival 2002). In 1990 on behalf of Swiss Radio research on the lute music played in Switzerland and recording of the CD "Schweizer Lautenmusik - Lautenmusik aus Schweizer Handschriften" ("Swiss Lute Music - Lute Music from Swiss Manuscripts"). From 1998 on foundation of a small publishing house and a recording studio including the label "The Lute Corner". With the present CD his focus of work should be guided back to playing.


• Schweizer Lautenmusik - Lautenmusik aus Schweizer Handschriften
(Swiss Lute Music - Lute Music from Swiss Manuscripts)
Andreas Schlegel, lute; Sara Maurer, soprano; Roger Harmon, lute
Order no. DRS 90.08.125, CHF 22.00, Total running time: 66:28
Music from the 16th century, mainly from manuscripts from the surrounding of the Basel University
Sound example Claudin de Sermisy: Amy souffrez (shortened), versions of Attaingnant and Amerbach
Sound example Huldrych Zwingli: Herr, nun heb den Wagen selb (Lord, now raise the wagon) (shortened)
French lute music from the first half of the 17th century from manuscripts of Swiss mercenaries and suite D-Major from Denis Gaultier Sound example Je sers une dame (from the family von Erlach´s lute book) There were quite a few prints with lute music from today´s Switzerland: Rudolf Wyssenbach transcribed the "Intabolatura di lauto del divino Francesco da Milano et dell´eccellente Pietro Paulo Borrono" into the German tablature and published the collection 1550 and 1563 in Zurich. In 1552, Hans Jacob Wecker had his tenor and soprano lute book printed in Basel, of which obviously only the tenor lute book has survived. Thanks to concordances in other sources many of his duets can be reconstructed. Gessner´s bibliography tells us that a Johann Widenhuober printed a lute book shortly before 1548. Unfortunately no copy seems to have survived. The manuscripts can be divided into two main groups: student manuscripts originating from the surroundings of the Basel University dating from the 16th century and manuscripts from noble Swiss, who served as elite soldiers of the "Gardes Suisses" (Swiss Guard) in France (first half of the 17th century). The fact that from the over 1300 pieces I catalogued only one originates from Switzerland, is quite noticeable: a three-part set of the "Kappelerlied", which was written by the reformer Huldrych Zwingli from Zurich. All other pieces are either variants of musical platitudes (e. g. Passamezzi) or imports from the surrounding countries. Switzerland was neither in the 16th nor in the 17th century a country which offered a sufficient breeding ground for a highly developed culture. One depended on imports from other places of cultural interests.

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• Die Laute im Barock (The Lute in Baroque)
Thomas Schall, Lute
Order no. LC CD 0202, CHF 28.00 Total running time: 71:27
Johann Gottfried Conradi: Suite C-Major (printed 1724)
From the lute book of Virginia Renata von Gehema (compiled ca. 1630):
Suite d-Minor Esaias Reusner d. J. (1636 - 1679): Aus meines Herzens Grunde; Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Philipp Franz Le Sage de Richée: Suite d-Minor (printed 1695) Johann Michael Kuehnel (ca. 1670 - after 1730): Suite G-Major Sound example : Allemande, Courante, Sarabande (shortened)
Anonymus (Uppsala UUL Imhs 20:13): Suite As-Major (Gis-Major)
Gotthold Ephraim Sautscheck: Sonata XXI SWV-XII-21e, Tombeau sur la mort de mon père SWV 1
Giovanni Zamboni Romano: Sonata G-major, Sonata g-Minor (printed 1718)
Thomas Schall was born in 1965 in Frankfurt am Main and by profession is a programmer. Being a guitar teacher, he came into contact with the lute music. Due to his interest in the original instrument, he started playing the lute in 1990. He learned to play the lute at Dr. Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, his teacher being Sigrun Richter.

• Galante Lautenduette (Galant Lute Duets)
Jürg Meili & Thomas Schall, Lute
Order no. LC CD 0101, CHF 28.00 Total running time 48:27
Corigniani: Concerto a due Liuti Bb-Major TONBEISPIEL Adagio (shortened)
Adam Falckenhagen (1698 - 1754): Duetto in F-Major
Anonymus: Duetto in F-Major
Joachim Bernd Hagen (1720 - 1787): Duetto in c-Minor Sound example Presto (shortened)
Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687 - 1750): Duetto in G-Major
Johann Gleimius (mid-18th century): Sonata G-Major
Rarely heard literature!
Juerg Meili was born in Schaffhausen in 1957. By profession he is a guitar teacher in St. Gallen. His interest in the lute arose during his guitar studies. He later on learned the lute from Andreas Schlegel in Menziken and is presently at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for further education.
Thomas Schall was born in 1965 in Frankfurt am Main and by profession is a programmer. Being a guitar teacher, he came into contact with the lute music. Due to his interest in the original instrument, he started playing the lute in 1990. He learned to play the lute at the Dr. Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, his teacher being Sigrun Richter.
The duo Juerg Meili and Thomas Schall formed in 1998 during a reunion of the Deutsche Lautengesellschaft e.V. (German Lute Society) in Koenigstein / Taunus and since then they are making music together.

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• Opernparaphrasen
Luana Divertito & Dietrich Zöller, flute Stefi Andres, piano
Order no. LC CD 0303, CHF 28.--
Luigi Hugues (1836-1913): Grand Concerto Fantaisie sur des thèmes d’un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) • François Borne (1840-1920): Carmen-Fantaisie pour flûte et piano (Bizet) • Albert Franz Doppler (1821 -1883): La Sonnambula, Paraphrase en souvenir d‘Adelina Patti (Bellini) • Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Duo des Fleurs (Extrait de Lakmé) • Albert Franz Doppler (1821-1883) & Karl Doppler (1825-1900): Rigoletto – Fantaisie (Verdi) • Louis Drouet (1792-1873): Variations sur "Nel cor più non mi sento" de La Molinara de Giovanni Paisiello • Paul Taffanel (1844-1908): Fantaisie sur le Freyschutz (Weber)
Themes from Operas as basis to virtuos music for the flute

• D‘Zyt isch do! (The time has come)
Dialect songs with lyrics by Josef Reinhart
Silvia Huber, soprano, Anna Merz, piano, Andreas Schlegel, guitar, monochord
Order no. LC CD 0001, CHF 22,00 / LC MC 0001, CHF 20.00
Total running time 58:16
Sound example Casimir Meister: Meietag (May day) (shortened)
Sound example Alfred Frei: Mys Briefli (Mys Letter) (shortened)
Sound example Hans Burkart: s Herrgottsbrünndli (shortened)
Sound example Paul Hindemith: Tanzliedli (Dance song)
Settings from Casimir Meister, Alfred Frei, Carl Hess, Eugen Papst, Otto Mueller-Blum, Friedrich Niggli, Emil Adolf Hoffmann, Heinrich Pestalozzi, Hans Burkhart, Ernst Honegger, Richard Flury, Paul Hindemith, Eugen Huber, Karl Schell and Walter Lang. The CD was published on the occasion of the 125th birthday of Josef Reinhart and comprises all of the well-known folk songs and art songs with lyrics according to Reinhart, among others: D´Zyt isch do, Dr Heimetvogel, Der Geissbueb, Lueg nit verby, Im Bluest, Moecht no nes Bitzeli laebe, Han emol es Liedli gwuesst, Trotzliedli (in versions of Walter Lang and Paul Hindemith), Seufzer, ´s Herrgottsbruendli, D´Liebi.
A thorough booklet with an informative introduction as well as all the lyrics rounds of this CD.

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• Opera Choruses & Overtures
Cappella dei Grilli Opera Company; La Chapelle Ancienne
Conductor: Enrico Fischer
Order no. LC CD 0105, CHF 28.00 Total running time 73:27
Pieces of Bedrich Smetana from "Die verkaufte Braut", Richard Wagner from "Tannhaeuser" and "Der fliegende Hollaender", Carl Maria von Weber from "Der Freischuetz", Gioacchino Rossini from "Guillaume Tell", Guiseppe Verdi from "Il Trovatore", "I Lombardi alla prima crociata", "La Traviata" and "Nabuco"
Sound example Giuseppe Verdi: Gefangenenchor aus „Nabucco“ (extract)
Live recording of a concert on 02. December 2001 in the "Saalbau Aarau". Total enjoyment!


• Christian Seiffert: Piano à discrétion
(aktuelle Hits und Evergreens caféhausmässig - Piano improvisations - current hits and evergreens, café-atmosphere))
Order no. LC CD 0203, CHF 28.--, Gesamtspieldauer: 61:46
Sound example Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven (shortened)
Hold On To Love (Larry Neek) • Claudia (Paco d‘Rivera) • Something (George Harrison) • Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Webber) • Desafinado (Carlos Jobim) • Matidisso (Abdullah Ibrahim) • Hey Jude (Lennon/McCartney) • La Double Vie de Véronique (Zbignew Preisner) • Uptown Girl (Westlife) • Every Step Of The Way (Dave Grusin) • Earth Song (Michael Jackson) • To Become One (Spice Girls) • Money, Money, Money (Andersson/Ulvaeus) • Corcovado (Carlos Jobim) • Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin) • I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)


• Christian Seiffert: Klavierimprovisationen (Piano improvisations)
Live recordings of 8./9. May 1999
Order no. LC CD 0302, CHF 28.00
Sound example Barock (shortened) Düster • Barock • Dolce • Modern • Jazzig • Meditativ • Ostinato • Rubato • Poppig • A la Mozart • Blues


• Infinitos del Alma
Punto Nazca (Music from Bolivia)
Order no. LC CD 0201, CHF 28.--, total running time: 38:09
Sound example Infinitos del Alma (shortened)
Camino de Llamitas • A mi Madre • Te Dejo Ir• Velo de la Novia • Poema de la Esperanza • Infinitos del Alma • Ojitos Chuqueños • Raza Milenaria • Arriba los Pañuelos • Terruño de mis Amores
New music from Punto Nazca - a fantastic mixture of traditional music and contemporary approaches!


• Waritay Punto Nazca (Music from Bolivia)
Order no. LC CD 0106, CHF 28.--
Sound example El guajojo (geshortenedkürzt)
Waritay • Bossa Andina • Anchata Munacuyqui • Nina Rosa • Las Estrella Azul • Virgenes del sol • Pituco • El guajojo • Puesta de sol • Yuraj tikita • Nazca • La Vikina
Traditional Bolivian music combined with modern elements played by Punto Nazca. Music for dreaming


In 2007, the Ensemble La Jalousie celebrates its 10th anniversary, looking back at years of performances throughout Switzerland. This ensemble originated in a whim, based on the musicians enthusiasm for salon music. For years the have dealt with different styles of this particular genre,with the ambitious intent to produce entertaining music, while claiming a high level of chambermusic proficiency. With a musical style ranging from?cheerful swing to melancholy, they havem fashioned themselves into an important ensemble within thegenre of sophisticated entertainment music.

As mentioned before, the repertoire of this ensemble is extremely diverse and ranges from Viennese waltz to foxtrot, from tango to Latin music, from operetta to Revue. La Jalousie always tries to?interpret the different musical pieces in the sense of chamber-music. In this endeavour, the musiciansare especially devoted to a balanced and even sound; rhythmic perfection and the equality of all instruments are extremely important. The unusual?instrumentation with an accordion allows for flexible compositions and special arrangements.

The present CD introduces a cross-section of the musical work of La Jalousie. The three musicians manage to unite unforgettable melodies, operettas by Strauss and Benatzky, and melodies originating in Eastern Europe, as well as Astor Piazzolla's four tangos, which he wrote according to the seasons in Buenos Aires.


Sound examples:
Nr. 2 The hungarian impressions of Jo Kühn is a famous standard of the Salonmusik

ungarische Impressionen

Astor Piazzolla's four seasons interpreted with the approach to the classical chamber music
Nr. 6 Verano porteño

Nr. 10 Die Fledermaus
A wonderful potpourri of the Golden Age of the Viennese Operetta from the King of Waltz, Johann Strauss

During his last journey into Switzerland Felix Mendelssohn drew on 2 July 1847 the watercolour Luzern presented on the front cover of this CD. In the mountains the composer sought to regain his?creative energy which had waned due to the death of his sister Fanny. He created the string quartet in F-minor, op. 80. In Lucerne he may have had the opportunity to hear the organs of the Hofkirche played (the Walpen organ in the choir of the church was a?newly built instrument then!), possibly even to play them or at least to admire the prospect of the Great Court Organ in all its enormity.

This recording presents original compositions for organ the Sonatas I, IV and V from op. 65 ? and in addition some transcriptions.

The Midsummer-Night's Dream overture [Sound example] was composed in 1826, when Mendelssohn was seventeen years old. Its original performance in 1827 was?the composer's first great success. Our recording's new transcription of this overture was made as an attempt to transfer Mendelssohn's brilliance in composing symphonic music to the organ.

Mendelssohn's most famous organ piece originated as a piece of orchestral music the Wedding March from his music for A Midsummer-Night's?Dream. We did not want to miss to include it in this recording, where it can be heard in a new version for two organs. The trumpets are played on the Walpen organ situated in the choir and thus sound from a distance here.

Rock / Pop / Jazz / Folk:


• INORA: going down slowly
Martin Hauri, vocal, piano, drums; Jonas Bär, guitar, bass, vocal; Luc Pfeiffer, piano, organ, vocal; Berni Schiesser, sax
Best.-Nr. LC CD 0304, CHF 25.--
SOUND EXAMPLE going down slowly • prodigal sons • drugs‘ n‘ bums • normal • searching the sense • please • clown • the thing is back • gib es her • my party • hello
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P.S.: The bass- and guitar player is alumni of Andreas Schlegel.