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3 Recordings Reveal What The Lute Really Sounds Like

Setting us straight yesterdaymarkwark offered a helpful comment:

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:
Bach

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

Beethoven

Hector Berlioz

Handel

Haydn

Mozart

Richard Strauss

Franz Schubert

Vivaldi