The German Baroque: Wolff Jakob Lauffensteiner

Theme of this week:  The German Baroque (click to see all posts).

Wolff Jakob Lauffensteiner (1676–1754) is the last composer I’ll feature on this week’s theme of the German Baroque. His music, as his wiki page suggests, is similar to Weiss in many ways. I find similar, in particular, the way the crushed seconds intervals are handled and the consistant bass lines progress. However, there is dance quality in Lauffensteiner that sounds more playful to my ears. Slim pickings for Lauffensteiner on YouTube but Daniel Shoskes has posted a good amount from casual videos in his home. There is also a duet via Schneiderman.

Allemande in D Major by WJ Lauffensteiner for Baroque Lute
Video Link:

Lauffensteiner: Sonata in A Major: V. Tempo di minuetto – Trio
Video Link:

Help Support the Site

Support the site. You're reading one of the most popular independent classical guitar publications online. The website, newsletter, and lessons are available to everyone for free. But it’s difficult and expensive work. Corporations and social media have caused falling revenues across the web making it increasingly challenging for independent publishers. If you value the website, newsletter, free lessons, or sheet music, please consider offering your support to keep its future sustainable and secure. – Bradford Werner

1 Comment

Leave a Reply