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Bakfark's world

Lucie Skeaping talks to Jacob Heringman about C16th lutenist & composer Valentin Bakfark, the most celebrated player of his time not only in his native Hungary but across Europe.

Lucie Skeaping talks to Jacob Heringman about the 16th-Century lutenist and composer Valentin Bakfark. who was the most celebrated player of his time, whose fame reached beyond his native Hungary into the rest of Europe. Apart from learning about his demanding pieces, full of technical difficulties, we also hone in on the different types of music written for the lute at the time: ordinary dances, free-styled fantasias, and intabulations or arrangements for the lute of choral pieces, both sacred and secular in a time when vocal music was at its prime.

Valentin Bakfark
Fantasia a 3
Jacob Heringman, lute
Discipline Global Mobile DGM9906

Valentin Bakfark
Fantasia No. 6
Daniel Benko, lute
Hungaroton ‎SLPX 11893

Valentin Bakfark
Non Dite Mai (Gagliarda) Und Passamezzo
Benko Consort
Teldec 8.44016

Thomas Crecquillon
Ung gay bergier
Clement Janequin Ensemble
Dominique Visse
HMC 901174

Thomas Crecquillon
Ung gay bergier
Jacob Heringman, lute
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Josquin des Prez
Faulte d’argent
I Fagiolini
Concordia
Robert Hollingworth
Metronome MET CD 1012

Josquin des Prez
Faulte d’argent
Jacob Heringman, lute
Discipline Global Mobile DGM 0006

Clemens Non Papa
Erravi sicut ovis
The Brabant Ensemble,
Stephen Rice
Hyperion CDA67848

Clemens Non Papa
Erravi sicut ovis
Jacob Heringman, lute
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Clemens Non Papa
Fantasia X super ‘Rossignolet’ a 4
Daniel Benko, lute
Hungaroton HCD 12771-2

Anon.
Tanze aus dem 'Vietorisz' Manuskript
Benko Consort
Teldec 8.44016

Josquin Desprez
La deploration de la mort de Johannes Ockeghem (Nimphes des bois)
The Hilliard Ensemble
EMI CDC7492092

Valentin Bakfark
Fantasia No. 7
Daniel Benko, lute

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