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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.

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



Calendar

(Here you will find events associated with the lute.)
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Supplement to Lauten-Info 3/2020: L'Homicide

Here is the Annex III mentioned in the article.


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We mourn the death of Albert Reyerman,

member of the German Lute Society and widely recognised and respected in the lute world as publisher of the TREE edition. He passed away on 10 December at the age of 76.
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Concert of the German Lute Society
on November 28 2020 in connection with the virtual general meeting

In the concert video 7 different lute instruments are used, plus 3 different cornetts. Works by Marini can be heard, as Crema, Ortiz, Bach, Weiss, Piccinini, Dalza, Bassano, Zamboni, Sor. The whole thing is provided with a lot of information about music, time and instruments.
Further information can be found in the Concert Announcement.





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Current news

Matthias Wagner, co-founder and first treasurer of the German Lute Society, lute maker from Badenweiler, passes away

Distributor of strings www.music-strings.de taken over by C. Zillmann and St. Milbradt

More on this.
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Lautenfestival cancelled

Because of the current situation with the Corona Virus, the Lute Festival planned to begin on the 1st May 2020 will not take place. Further details (in German) available in the pdf-dokument.


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1st International Conference on Lute Study in Higher Education

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Photos of the conference

can be seen in our photo gallery.
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Photos of the Lute Festival in Lübeck

can be seen in our photo gallery.









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New Publications by the German Lute Society

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Brian Wright: Fünf Variationen & Fuge über „Kein schöner Land“

The English lutenist and composer Brian Wright wrote this work in 2020 in two versions: Version 1 for 8-course renaissance lute, Version 2 for 13-course baroque lute. Both versions are included in this edition. Everything, Theme, Variations and Fugue, are of medium difficulty, set sonorously and variedly, making use of the whole fingerboard.

For further information you can download a corresponding PDF document.

See also Literature/Publications of the German Lute Society.



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Hans Gerle: Musica Teusch

Complete edition of the lute music from Hans Gerle’s publication ‘Musica Teusch’ (Nuremberg 1532). One of the first printed tutors for the ‘small and large violin’ (violin/rebec and viola da gamba) as well as for the lute. All pieces for 6- and 7-course lute are included in this edition. Converted from German to French tablature and published by Rainer Luckhardt.

For more information you can download the PDF-document

See also Literature / Publications.



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54 pieces for 6-course lute

Volume 2 of “Music for Renaissance Lute” includes 54 easy-to-intermediate pieces for 6-course lute from 16 th century Italy, Holland, England, France and Germany. The music has been chosen from different lesser-known sources such as: the Cavalcanti Ms., Thysius Ms., Ballet lute book,as well as prints by Attaignant, Le Roy and H. Newsidler.

For more information you can download the PDF-document.

See also Literature / Publications.





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Bach und die Laute

Ingo Negwer’s book “Bach and the Lute” has very recently become available – a critical study of the solo music of Johann Sebastian Bach based on the sources (launched at the Lute Festival in Wolfenbüttel). You can read more about this under Miscellaneous / News Items.

See also Literature / Publications.







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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.).

For more information you can download the PDF-document.

Pascale Bouquet has recorded two pieces from this edition and made them available on YouTube.

See also Literature / Publications.



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Beispielseite

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.

For more information you can download the PDF-document.

See also Literature / Publications.




Old for young

Lutes for children

see: The lute / Lutes for hire

Historical instruments for children

see: Miscellaneous / News Items


Members

Membership management

Dirk Hippen is currently responsible for the management of memberships. Please inform him of any new or expiring memberships and any changes of address.
Dirk Hippen
Oberstr. 12b
30167 Hannover
kasse@lautengesellschaft.de


Postal service

Members, who wish to receive Info, Beilage and Jahrbuch (Info, supplements and yearbook) online only in future, should please send a note to this effect to the membership management (kasse@lautengesellschaft.de).