The Allemande is the starting piece from the ”Partita de Monsieur Loggi” of the baroque lute manuscript Mus. Ms. 40620 (previously Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Germany). After 1945, the Ms. 40620 has been reported lost for many decades. The Partita has then been published in 1974 by Emil Vogel in his well known booklet ”Z Loutnovych Tabulatur Ceskeho Baroka” (Editio Supraphon, Music viva historica, vol. 40, ”Aus den Lautentabulaturen des Böhmischen Barocks”). However, a short while ago the Ms. 40620 re-appeared as Pl-Kj MS. Mus 40620 of the Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow (Poland). A comparison of E. Vogel’s presentation and the original tabulatur now reveals major differences. In Vogel’s booklet phrases are missing / have been added, bass notes have been added, sometimes rhythm and fingering have been changed. It appears to me that E. Vogel worked out the Partita from a insufficient copy in modern notation. Anyway, by no means it was his fault that he has been denied access to the orginal tabulatur for so many years.
Today I played the version from the original Ms. 40620 tabulatur.