Yeah, that there is a guy playing lute music on a guitar. Not the same experience.
Here is some Bach, on a genuine baroque lute:
And here is the 16/17th century English composer John Dowland:
And a more obscure composer from 15th century Italy:
The lute was an exceedingly popular instrument in the 16th and 17th centuries, so most of the repertoire is from the Renaissance/early Baroque. J.S. Bach wrote for it, but it was going out of style by then. Use the above links to poke around on youtube, and you should be able to find lots of great music.
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Tweet your selections to @DaveSwindle or email DaveSwindlePJM <@> Gmail.Com or leave your thoughts in the comments below. Here are the previous recordings included so far in this new feature:
- Bach Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052,1053,1044, Richard Egarr
- Glenn Gould’s Version of Bach: Goldberg Variations
- Flute Concertos
- Yo Yo Ma Performs Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello
- Collecting Bach Recordings By Instrument: Violin
- The Best Bach Violin Concerto Online?
- How About An Hour of Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos?
- Anybody Appreciate Bach’s Oboe Concertos?
- What Are Your Favorite Lute Recordings?
- Where To Begin To Appreciate Haydn? Symphony No 94 G major
- Wake Up With Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai San Nicola
- Achieved is the Glorious Work