Hopkinson Smith

Born 7 December 1946
Hopkinson Smith
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1946-12-07
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Hopkinson Smith

Hopkinson Smith Biography (Wikipedia)

Hopkinson Smith (born December 7, 1946) is an American lutenist and pedagogue, longtime resident in Basel, Switzerland.

Smith was born in New York City, the son of architectural writer and photographer G. E. Kidder Smith. He graduated from Harvard University with Honors in Music (Thesis on "The Pavans of Daniel Bacheler"). He moved to Europe in 1973 to study lute and vihuela with the renowned Catalan classical guitarist Emilio Pujol, as well as Eugen Mueller-Dombois.

In the mid-1970s, Hopkinson Smith was involved in the founding of the ensemble Hespèrion XX, which led to his ten-year collaboration with Jordi Savall.

Since the mid 1980s, Hopkinson Smith has focused principally on solo music for early plucked instruments. These include the vihuela, Renaissance lute, theorbo, Renaissance and Baroque guitars and the baroque lute.

His 2000 recording of the J.S. Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin adapted for baroque lute has been called 'arguably the best you can buy of these works – on any instrument' by Gramophone magazine.

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Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G major
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Prelude, Toccata and Allegro in G major
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for viola d'amore and strings in A minor, RV397
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Concerto for viola d'amore and strings in A minor, RV397
Giulio Caccini
Non Ha'l Ciel Cotanti Lumi
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Non Ha'l Ciel Cotanti Lumi
Gaspar Sanz
La Tarantella
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La Tarantella
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude from Partita No.3 in E major, BWV.1006
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Prelude from Partita No.3 in E major, BWV.1006
Marin Marais
Pieces de viole du Troisieme Livre, 1711, suite IV en re majeur: Plainte
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Pieces de viole du Troisieme Livre, 1711, suite IV en re majeur: Plainte
Gregorio Huet
Fantasy
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Fantasy
John Johnson & Hopkinson Smith
Ward's Response
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Ward's Response

Ward's Response

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John Johnson
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Ennemond Gaultier
La Cascade in A major
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La Cascade in A major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in G minor, BWV.1001
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Sonata in G minor, BWV.1001
Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Prelude-Fantasia in D major
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Prelude-Fantasia in D major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabanda from Partita for Solo Violin No.1 in B minor (BWV.1002)
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Sarabanda from Partita for Solo Violin No.1 in B minor (BWV.1002)
Charles Mouton
Tombeau De Gogo
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Tombeau De Gogo
Luis de Narváez
Los Seys libros del Delphin de musica - excerpts
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Los Seys libros del Delphin de musica - excerpts
Johann Sebastian Bach
Lute Suite in E major, BWV 1006a (Gigue)
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Lute Suite in E major, BWV 1006a (Gigue)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite no. 1 in G major BWV.1007 for cello solo
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Suite no. 1 in G major BWV.1007 for cello solo
Claudio Monteverdi
Se i languidi miei sguardi (Lettera amorosa) for voice and continuo
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Se i languidi miei sguardi (Lettera amorosa) for voice and continuo
Hopkinson Smith
Concerto in F major for lute, two violins and cello
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Concerto in F major for lute, two violins and cello
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