In this wonderful solo album, Norwegian early music performer Rolf Lislevand turns his attention to the music of two composers from the court of Louis XIV: Robert de Visée (c. 1655-1732) and the Italian-born Francesco Corbetta (c. 1615-1681), and plays their masterpieces with historical awareness and an inventiveness which belongs to the tradition. De Visée wrote about playing what the instruments themselves called for, advice Lislevand takes to heart, adding improvised introductions to passacaglias from both composers. He uses two contrasting instruments here, the small Baroque guitar with its sparkling, crystal-clear sonorities and the theorbo, the dark-toned and earthy king of the lutes.
Schandmaul - German folk-rok/metal-gruppa, founded in 1998 in Munich. The Group uses along with the typical rock music instruments bagpipes and lutes. Schandmaul name translates as "the evil tongue" and is associated with the group mascot - grinning clown.After several rehearsals came the unanimous opinion that execute only covers - stupid and boring, and soon with the song «Teufelsweib» was born our first own masterpiece and musical style, which we have not heard in our land - a German folk-rock with medieval instruments.