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Evangelina Mascardi Plays Ciaccone in E Flat by Weiss

Evangelina Mascardi performs Ciaccone in E Flat Major by German Baroque composer and lutenist Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686–1750) on a 13 course baroque lute built by Cezar Mateus. Recorded at the church of San Francesco di Orte (Viterbo), Italy. This comes via Edoardo…

Marco Saccardin Voice and Theorbo Concert

Marco Saccardin (Voice and Theorbo) performs a beautiful concert with repertoire by Piccinini, Vizzana, Filago, Kapsberger, and Monteverdi. This comes via Saccardin’s Youtube channel with sound and film by Edoardo Lambertenghi and Alma Zeccara. Filmed at the Chiesa di San…

Evangelina Mascardi Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Bach

Evangelina Mascardi performs Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 13 course baroque lute built by Cezar Mateus (2010). Recorded at Palazzo Vescovile Orte, Italy. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Another wonderful performance by Mascardi…

Bor Zuljan Lute Concert

Bor Zuljan Lute Concert “Il liuto cromatico”

Slovenian lutenist Bor Zuljan gives a full concert titled “Il liuto cromatico” for the recorded for the online festival of the Lute Society of America. This comes via Zuljan’s YouTube channel. Excellent concert programme with the chromatic theme connecting the…

Yair Avidor Plays Charles Mouton on Lute

Yair Avidor performs Prelude in A minor by Charles Mouton (c.1617-1699) from his first book, entitled Pièces de luth sur différents modes. Played on an 11-course lute by Paul Thomson. This comes via his YouTube channel. Avidor has a growing…

Evangelina Mascardi and Frédéric Zigante Play Renaissance Lute Works

Evangelina Mascardi performs Dowland solos and is joined by Frédéric Zigante for some Renaissance Lute Duos. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Mascardi and nice to hear the duets with Zigante. Here’s the programme: 00:09 Anonimo –…

Ensemble 400

Ensemble 400 – Medieval Music Concert

Ensemble 400 perform a concert in Milan of vocal and instrumental music between the 14th and 15th centuries: man, nature, time, cosmos and the music of the spheres. Ensemble 400: Marcello Serafini, Giuliano Lucini (lute), Maria Notarianni, with vocal work…

Vivaldi Sonata “La Follia” - Tafelmusik

Tafelmusik Plays La Follia Sonata by Vivaldi

The excellent Tafelmusik performs Sonata in D Minor, Op.1, No.12, “La Follia” by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Performer: Elisa Citterio (violin) Cristina Zacharias (violin), Keiran Campbell (cello), Charlotte Nediger (harpsichord), Lucas Harris (lute). This comes via their wonderful YouTube channel. La…

Cecilio Perera Plays Dowland

Cecilio Perera plays Lachrimæ Pavane (Flow my Tears) by John Dowland (1563-1626) on a replica Renaissance lute made by Renatus Lechner. Recorded in Salzburg, Austria. This comes via his YouTube channel. I love Dowland and Elizabethan music in general. Lachrimæ, or…

Theorbo Development in the 17th Century

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it’s like to carry it around on the train. “People complain a lot about the space that I…

Johan Lofving Plays Kapsberger

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…

Lorenzo Micheli plays Toccata arpeggiata by Kapsperger on Theorbo

Italian guitarist and lutenist Lorenzo Micheli plays Toccata seconda arpeggiata (Venice, 1604) by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580–1651) on theorbo. Filmed in Palazzo Pignano, Italy by Drew Henderson. This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel. Kapsperger was a German-Italian performer and composer…