Pernot, Louis: Livre De Luth De Perrine (Lute Book, Circa 1680)
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This is the first recording of the seventeenth-century masterpiece, "The Book of Perrine". It comprises some of the most beautiful pieces exclusively written for baroque lute by Ennemond Gaultier, professor to the Queen of France, and his equally notable cousin, Denis. Much of the score was lost until quite recently, and the French, master lutenist, Louis Peron, has worked tirelessly for the past decade to perfect its performance. The historical importance of this disc to the world of classical music cannot be overstated. (Really, I'm not worthy ! – Dave K.). Maestro Pernot, a Protestant Minister who holds PHD's in both philosophy and engineering, was the star pupil of master lutenist, Antoine Geoffrey-Dechaume. He is also a lerned scholar of theology, Hebrew and Ancient Greek. Prior to this recording, EMI Records chose him to be the lute master for their box set, "A Treasury of Bach", and he was the featured artist on Universal's recording of Gaultier's "Devine Rhetoric", another historic, first recording.
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