Customer Reviews for Lute Suites For Guitar
Location: from Michigan
November 3, 2006
This Edition Needs Revision
I purchased this edition a while back and keep discovering things that need to be revised. Most of the fingerings and postion choices are a bit unreasonable as (well as octove choices....all of it adds up to a lot of stress on the left hand...I have been comparing this to the Frank Koonce transcription of the Lute Suites and found his to be MUCH better .
29 of 59 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Nimbin, NSW Australia
January 7, 2006
These pieces should be standards for guitarists. This transcription looses some of the subtleties of the original for Lute. However as a bonus it includes the Prelude and Fugue (bwv 999 - 1000) that I think was originaly for violin. Extensive fingering (that I dont always agree with) and performance notes make this sizable body of work a challange and a joy.
27 of 58 people found this review helpful.
December 16, 2005
Not perfect but very good
I have used this for over two decades. It is much better than the "Lauten musik" edition which has Suite 2 in d-minor. As always with music of this difficulty there are many alternate fingerings possible and many players drop the 6th string to D for some of this music. Having checked most vs the Gesselschaft there are a few errors in the bass voice in the Prelude to # 2. Other than that I recommend.
23 of 51 people found this review helpful.