Silvius Leopold Weiss

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Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) brought the lute to such a high level of artistic fluency that his instrument did not survive him.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Sonata for lute in A minor ("L'infidèle") (Dresden MS No. 15; London MS No. 23), WeissSW 29 (Smith 187-192) 1719 21:25 Chamber Music
Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy, for lute in B flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 20* (Smith 210) 1706 07:10 Chamber Music Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sonata for lute in D minor (Dresden MS No. 5), WeissSW 34 (Smith 233-240) 21:11 Chamber Music
Partita for lute in D minor (Moscow MS; attributed to Weiss) 31:57 Chamber Music
Passacaglia for lute 03:52 Chamber Music
Fantasia for lute in E minor 03:23 Chamber Music
Adagio mesto e Allegretto (arr. by Segovia) 07:45 Chamber Music
Tombeau sur la mort de Momsieur Cajetan Baron D'Hartig, for lute in E flat minor (London MS), WeissSW 11* (Smith 110) 05:39 Chamber Music
Fantasia for lute No. 1 in C minor (London MS), WeissSW 9* (Smith 83) 02:35 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F major (Moscow MS), WeissSW 77 10:00 Chamber Music
Capriccio for lute in D major (London MS), WeissSW 25* (Smith 215) 03:04 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F minor (Dresden MS No. 28; London MS No. 15), WeissSW 21 (Smith 128-133) 29:43 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in G minor (Dresden MS No. 29; London MS No. 19), WeissSW 25 (Smith 159-164, 350) 25:56 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS No. 1), WeissSW 33 (Smith 225-231) 19:17 Chamber Music
Menuet for lute in D major 03:06 Chamber Music
Passacaille for lute in D major 05:46 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in D major (London MS No. 2), WeissSW 2 (Smith 11-18, 576) 23:28 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in A minor (Dresden MS No. 16), WeissSW 43 (Smith 292-298) 16:48 Chamber Music
Sonata for lute in F major (Dresden MS No. 3; London MS No. 1), WeissSW 1 (Smith 1-10, 423, 573) 24:25 Chamber Music
Sonata for 2 lutes in D major, WeissSW 59 16:01 Chamber Music
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