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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Weekend Musical Interlude

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I've always loved the sound of the lute!  For me, it conjures up images from Shakespeare and the royal court of England around the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  

From Google Search:
In the Renaissance era, the lute was the most popular instrument in the Western world. It became the symbol of the magic and power of music. The lute was the instrument of kings and queens, playing the sublime music of great composers. The lute was heard in the theatre in the incidental music of Shakespeare's plays. 
Please enjoy J. S. Bach's Lute Suite in E Major BWV 1006a, performed by Evangelina Mascardi, playing the Baroque Lute:

Index for the above suite:

0:00 I. Prelude 4:38 II. Loure 8:53 III. Gavotte en Rondeau 12:25 IV. Menuet I/II 16:39 V. Bouree 18:38 VI. Gigue

[about Evangelina Mascardi, one of the most famous lutenists in the world today]

[about the lute, from The Lute Society of America

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