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Unfortunately not all pages are translated. We hope to move forwards with this by and by. The menu is complete, but in some cases you will be taken to the German version of the page.
The latest news
VIII Concorso Internazionale di Musica Antica “Maurizio Pratola”
8th International Competition of Early Music “Maurizio Pratola”. 16. and 17. July 2018 in L’Aquila / Italy. Flyer
Utrecht International Lute Festival 2018
The International Lute Festival and Symposium will take place in 2018, starting Friday August 31- until September 2, as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (24 Aug-2 Sep). Forther information about this festival, espacially an invitation of making contributions you can find here.
New Publication by the German Lute Society
55 French chansons and dances
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 Tablatures/notes/books / 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 Tablatures/notes/books / Publications.
Old for young
Lutes for childrensee: The lute / Lutes for hire
Historical instruments for childrensee: Miscellaneous/Notices
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