Fantasia in D Minor – S.L. Weiss

I’m preparing this piece for an upcoming video exchange lesson with master guitarist, Jason Vieaux. The Fantasia, originally in C minor for the Lute, bears the inscription, “Weiss 1719 à Prague.” The first half, which is unmeasured, consists of a continuous flow of lyrical phrases. The second, which is metered, presents a fugue subject which rises quickly to an expansive state before returning suddenly to the melodic discourse of the beginning. I’ll most likely redo this video after the lesson and more repetitions!