CDS

THE TWO FRANCESCOS

Carpe Diem CD-16300
Music by Francesco Spinacino & Fancesco da Milano played on a 6-course renaissance lute.


 "The lutenist Peter Croton pulls off an absolutely ideal recording of the works of two 'Renaisance-stars'. Compared with similar recordings (...) the present CD deserves the very top ranking. Here everything harmonizes ideally: the virtuosity and taste of the performer ... One cannot play Francesco da Milano more convincingly than does Peter Croton." 

KULTURRADIO.DE  (Berlin), Bernhard Morbach 


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEOS:

Francesco Spinacino: Ricercar no 25

Francesco Spinacino: Ricercar no 36

Francesco da Milano: Ricercar no 84 & 40 

LIGHT & SHADOWS

Guild GMCD 7388
Music by Kapsperger, Piccinini, Melli, Zamboni played on a 10-course renaissance lute and an archlute.


"In the works of these three composers, the enthusiasm for experimentation and improvisation in early 17th century Italian music is clearly expressed. This character is well reflected in the interpretations of Peter Croton. He plays with masterful technique, and also takes the liberty that is expected of the performer. This results in a varied and captivating CD.
TOCCATA MAGAZIN 


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEO:

Giovanni Zamboni: Preludio & Giga in G-Major

THE LUTE PLAYER and other songs

a "crossover" CD with music by Peter Croton
Centaur CRC 3209
Theresia Bothe - vocals
Peter Croton - lute, early-classical guitar, electric guitar. vocals 


"I warmly recommend The lute player and other songs to all who wish to expand their musical horizons, who love subtle music, and essentially to everybody. 

THE GERMAN LUTE SOCIETY - LAUTEN-INFO, Joachim Lüdke


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEO:
Peter Croton: The lute player 

BACH ON THE ITALIAN LUTE

Guild GMCD 7321


"…The outcome is stunning: it turns out that Bach’s music works quite well on the Italian lute... How beautiful Bach’s lute suites can sound on the Italian lute is demonstrated by the present recording by Peter Croton, which from beginning to end is an exquisite listening experience… Thanks to Croton’s subtle and transparent playing, the Suite in g-minor, perhaps the most pensive of Bach’s works for the lute, comes across not at all as cumbersome, but rather as stimulating, leading the listener to reflect, to step back a moment and listen in a concentrated manner. … in the dance movements Croton uses the entire range of dynamic resources offered by the liuto attiorbato in order to do justice to Bach’s varied musical language. … Peter Croton’s exceptionally refined and singing manner of playing is especially highlighted.  

CONCERTO - The Magazine for Early Music  


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEO:
J.S. Bach: Gigue from Cello Suite 1 

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

- lute songs & solos by John Dowland & Peter Croton.
Theresia Bothe - voice, Peter Croton - lute, with special guest Derek Lee Ragin
Guild GMCD 7241  


"Lutenist Peter Croton presents an extraordinary view of John Dowland and his world."

TOCCATA magazine


 “…Croton is a creative musician who wishes to recapture the improvisational and inventive nature of the early lutenists. The result, quite different from many of Croton's contemporaries, is that Dowland's music is presented as living and malleable, inspiring transformation as well as new compositions… 

THE LUTE SOCIETY (GB) - LUTE NEWS


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEO:
John Dowland: Can she excuse 

I'LL SING A SONG FOR YOU

- 13 original songs by Peter Croton, ZahZah (Guild) ZZCD 9825
Theresia Bothe & Peter Croton, guitars & vocals.


"The CD "I'll Sing a Song for You" has impressive vocals and jazz guitar playing, which will make it appeal to fans of folk-laden jazz."  

METRO SPIRIT, Rich McCracken II

 

 "Bothe sings from her heart with a strong rich voice that will excite folk music lovers as they expand their envelope. Our favorite was "Another day in life with you" with a cool guitar intro by Peter." 

O'S PLACE JAZZ NEWSLETTER, D. Oscar Groomes 


RELATED YOUTUBE VIDEO:
Peter Croton: Song to a sleeping child
Peter Croton: You're free
L. Hughes/P. Croton: Song for Billie Holiday  

DISCOGRAPHY

THE TWO FRANCESCOS

Francesco Spinacino & Francesco da Milano

Carpe Diem CD-16300

(solo lute)


LIGHT & SHADOWS - LUTE MUSIC OF THE ITALIAN BAROQUE

Guild GMCD 7388

(solo lute)


BACH ON THE ITALIAN LUTE

Guild, GMCD 7321
(solo lute)


THE LUTE PLAYER and other songs
Centaur CRC 3209
a 'crossover' CD with music by Peter Croton
Theresia Bothe - vocals
Peter Croton - lute, early-classical guitar, electric guitar, vocals


REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

 - lute songs & solos by John Dowland & Peter Croton

 Guild GMCD 7341  
Theresia Bothe - voice, Peter Croton - lute, special guest Derek lee Ragin - voice 
 

 

I'LL SING A SONG FOR YOU

Zah Zah/Guild ZZCD 9825
A unique blend of folk, pop, & jazz
(original songs by Peter, with Theresia Bothe)

LOVE SONGS FROM FIVE CENTURIES - FROM BAROQUE TO FOLK

Centaur Records CRC 2802
(songs and lute solos, with Theresia Bothe, soprano)


THE RENAISSANCE LUTE - YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Musicaphon
(solo lute)


ITALIAN LUTE SONGS

Channel Classics Records
(songs and lute solos, with Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor)


MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI (D. Buxtehude) 

DVD - Harmonia Mundi
Directed by René Jacobs
(with Maria Christina Kiehr, Andreas Scholl, Chiara Banchini, and others)


SWEETER THAN ROSES

Balance
(solos, and duos with Derek Lee Ragin & Gerd Lünenberger)


MONTEVERDI E IL SUO TEMPO

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
(songs with Guillemette Laurens & Capriccio Stravagante)


LOVE AND DEATH IN VENICE 

Virgin Classics
(with Derek Lee Ragin, Suzie LeBlanc, Stephen Stubbs and others)

 
BELLA MADRE DE' FIORI 

Prophone
(solo and chamber songs with Susanne Rydén and others)


ANTHONY HOLBORNE - LESSONS FOR LUTE, CITTERN AND ORPHARION
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
(chamber music with Anthony Bailes and the Ricercare Ensemble) 


UND WOLLT IHR HÖREN NEUE MÄR 

Acanthus
(chamber music, solos and songs with Ensemble Galliarda - Basel)


MUSIC WITH HER SILVER SOUND

Acanthus
(chamber music, solos and songs with Ensemble Galliarda - Basel)

 
MUSICA FIORITA 

Musicaphon
(chamber music with Ensemble Galliarda - Basel) 


GESELLIGE ZEIT 

Musicaphon
(chamber music and songs with Ensemble Galliarde - Basel) 


JACQUET DE LA GUERRE, PORTRAIT 

Pan Classics
(chamber music and a cantata with Musica Fiorita and Susanne Rydén 


CHRISTE, DER DU BIST TAG UND LICH

Cantate
(songs with Fritz Näf and the Basler Madrigalisten)