Lorenzo Micheli Plays Passacaglia by Roncalli on Baroque Guitar

Lorenzo Micheli plays Passacaglia (1692) by Ludovico Roncalli (1654–1713) on Baroque guitar. Micheli is playing a guitar by Stephen Murphy after Stradivari’s Oxford guitar. This comes via Micheli’s absolutely fantastic YouTube channel. Audio and Video Recording by Drew Henderson. Great playing by Micheli, I love the strummed chords on Baroque guitar that just doesn’t sound the same on modern guitars. Here’s the blurb from his video:

In 1692, Count Ludovico Roncalli from Bergamo published his “Capricci armonici”, the most extraordinary Italian 17th century book of guitar music. Four years earlier, in 1688, Antonio Stradivari from Cremona had built his earliest extant guitar, now owned by the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University. Stradivari and Roncalli spent their almost entire life just 70 kilometers apart. It is not unlikely that they met.

 

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