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Are you interested in the lute? Would you like to know more about this instrument, its music, its composers or players? Please, have a look on our website where you can find information about lutes - and of course the activities of the German Lute Society.
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The latest news
Next meeting of the French Lute Society
October 14 in Paris. Further information can be found here.
New Publication by the German Lute Society
New publication by the DLG / SFL
At the Lute Festival in Füssen, this edition for the renaissance lute was launched, as a publication by the German Lute Society in collaboration with the Société Française de Luth / SFL. It contains 55 intabulations of chansons and dances from French originals that were arranged by German lutenists of the renaissance. Many of the arrangements are those of Hans Newsidler and Wolff Heckel, for whom French music was evidently particularly attractive. Other anonymous tabulatures originate from various manuscripts (for example Munich, Donauschlingen, Basel, etc.).
Pascale Bouquet has recorded two pieces from this edition and made them available on YouTube. Here is the link.
See also Literature / Publications.
The autographed Kalivoda-manuscript
Contains 35 pieces for 11-course baroque lute (some of which are in parts) and a suite in three movements for 6-course mandora.
See under Literature / Publications.
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Lutes for childrensee: The lute / Lutes for hire
Historical instruments for childrensee: Miscellaneous / News Items
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