Lutenist Toyohiko Satoh plays music for solo baroque lute from the court of Vienna around 1700. ... A special discovery is the suite by Adam Franz Ginter, who was a famous castrato singer in that time, but also composed some pieces for the lute. This recording is a tribute to this largely forgotten musician who most probably had a short and rather sad life. The following suite by Saint-Luc contains a “Tombeau for Francois Ginter” and was composed to lament the early death of this extraordinary singer, lutenist and composer.
Toyohiko Satoh plays an original instrument by Laurentius Greiff, made in Ingolstadt, Germany, in the year 1611.