Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor - Video

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Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor - Video

Post by kidneykutter » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:28 am



This ciaccona is the last movement of a sonata in g minor in the London Manuscript by SL Weiss. It seems fairly clear that this sonata is supposed to be a duet, with the second part missing. Nevertheless, the ciacona is so beautiful it has been performed and recorded as a stand alone solo several times. I am currently working on it to play with Michel Cardin's reconstruction of a second part for flute. Please excuse the page turn edit mid way through.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor

Post by Tarbaby (1953 - 2016) » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:13 am

Great job, Kutter! :bravo:

Sounds like you've already got this one well under your fingers!

This is a gorgeous piece and I hadn't heard it before. (I'm such a sucker for Ciaconas, or is that Ciaconai? :oops: )

It works just beautifully as a stand alone piece, but I can't wait to hear it with flute part. I do hope you can record it for us.

I have a question. If the second part is missing, from what source did Mr. Cardin reconstruct it?

Thanks,

Alan

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor

Post by kidneykutter » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:24 am

The reconstruction is just based on this one part and composing a second part which seems to fit and make sense. Up until the recent discovery of the Harach Ms which has a single Weiss duet with both parts, all his duets and concerti had only a solo part surviving. People like Cardin, Karl Ernst-Schroder and Richard Stone have recreated possible duet and orchestral parts, often with beautiful results.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor

Post by GeoffB » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:06 pm

I became aware of this piece a few months ago and it has become one of my favourites. I really enjoyed your playing of it - definitely one for the collection! Thank you.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor

Post by soltirefa » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:30 pm

Super nice. Thanks for sharing.

I think it sounds just fine as a solo. I will interested to hear the duet version someday.

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Re: Weiss, S. L. - Ciacona in g minor

Post by kidneykutter » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:18 am

soltirefa wrote:Super nice. Thanks for sharing.

I think it sounds just fine as a solo. I will interested to hear the duet version someday.

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