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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Among the records where lute type instruments (Cittern, Lute, Theorbo, Mandola, etc..) are in the forefront (like in Paul O'Dette, Nigel North... records), which ones are your absolute favourites ? And among the many composers (Dowland, Weiss, Holborn, Vivaldi etc..) what are your favourite...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I found out this awesome LP whit 8 tracks of Johannes Matelart works for two lutes (duo), call simply: Music for two Lutes by Francisco da Milano and his contemporaries. This is the best I could find this 1981 release and it's expensive like 50$, but so what I will purchase it? If you're aware...
  3. Identifying Classical Music
    Hello all! Quick question - I am doing some research into "The Birds" by Respigh, a work in which he looked back to renaissance and baroque music for inspiration, and am writing on the various historic keyboard/lute compositions that were transcribed for orchestra for each movement. I have...
  4. Composer Guestbooks
    S.L. Weiss was a German, Baroque period lutenist and composer born in 1687 in Grodkow, modern day Poland. He was a contemporary of J.S. Bach and is said to have competed with him in improvisation (for which Bach was famous) "Anyone who knows how difficult it is to play harmonic modulations and...
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Yep, this is the start of the SAP season. There are remedies, partying and 'full spectrum lighting' being two of them. If the severity can be expected to be bearable anyway, how about the Sublimation Method? The lute is not limited by the inadequacies of language; it can 'speak' without words...
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