Johan Löfving Plays Canario by Kapsperger

Swedish guitarist and lutenist Johan Löfving performs Canario by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580–1651) on theorbo. This comes via his fantastic Youtube channel. Charming little piece with some spicy strumming and golpe or tapping in the inner section. I love Löfving’s contrasts between a bouncy light dance and extroverted excitement. I’ve featured Löfving a number of times and he always goes the extra mile.

It’s been a good month for Kapsperger and theorbo with Micheli’s video last week.

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  1. Thanks for this, Werner. I heard him playing contemporary music in London a few weeks ago with his flute partner. He’s a great performer and deserves a wide audience.