Tag: lute

mandolin and guitar

The Duetto Giocondo – Caterina Lichtenberg (Mandolin) and Mirko…

The weekly radio show Trémolo of the Spanish radio RTVE has recently played a program with recordings by the Duetto Giocondo with Caterina Lichtenberg (mandolin) and Mirko Schrader (guitar, lute).

The program contained the following works from the CD “Sonaten für Mandoline und Gitarre/Laute”:

Christoforo Signorelli (1731-1815)
Sonata for baroque-mandolin and lute
Allegro – Allegro Giga – Allergro ma non tanto – Andante – Menuett
(B.C.: M. Strauß)

Abbate Rainieri Capponi (18. Jahrhundert)
Sonata for baroque-mandolin and lute
Largo – Allegro assai – Affettuoso – Allegro assai
(B.C.: M. Schrader)

At the end of the program one movement from a work by Raffaele Calace was played:

Raffaele Calace (1863-1934)
Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 113 for romantic mandolin and guitar
Marziale – Largo tranquillo – Rondo
(arranged by C. Lichtenberg / M. Schrader)

The podcast is available as download (right klick to “escuchar” and “save as…”) or can be played directly:

Playlist Duetto Giocondo

Duetto Giocondo plays Choro, Leone, Gershwin and Bach!


Additional Information

Website Caterina Lichtenberg – Duetto Giocondo

Link to the podcast:

another podcast with Nort-American music played by Duetto Giocondo and others:

another podcast with music played by the Duetto Giocondo:


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medieval music

Les Fantaisies de Josquin – The Instrumental Music of…

Marc Lewon is a musician, musicologist and a specialist in German studies. He is specialized in the music of the middle ages and early Renaissance and he is playing with several ensembles including his own group Ensemble Leones.

Marc Lewon and the Ensemble Leones have already recorded three CDs with music by Josqin Deprez, Neidhard and Agricola:

A set of videos of performances of Marc Lewon and his groups with music by Neidhard, Oswald von Wolkenstein, Alexander Agricola and Josquin Deprez can be found in the youtube channel ReallyEarlyMusic. I have compiled the videos in the following playlist:

Playlist ReallyEarlyMusic

Additional Information

About the production of the CD  Les Fantaisies de Josquin: http://www.leones.de/cd_josquin.html

Notes about the instrumental music by Josquin Desprez: http://www.leones.de/josquin.html

Presentation of the CD on the website of the  Christophorus Verlages: http://www.christophorus-records.de/v2.php?p=0&do=detail&c=12216

About the composition “Sei Gelobt du Baum”: http://www.leones.de/20.html

Wikipedia about Josquin Desprez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josquin_des_Prez

Josquin project – a project dedicated to the music of Josquin Deprez: http://josquin-projekt.de/

Website about the midlle ages including notes about the medieval instruments (German): http://www.mittelalter-recherche.de/

Website of Kate Buehler-McWilliams (Unprofitable Instruments) with information about the medieval instruments: http://www.trombamarina.com/

A discussion about the medieval lutes with pictures and videos: http://www.mittelalterforum.com/index.php?page=Thread&postID=130602


Jakob Lindberg – Lute – John Dowland and J.…

The Swedish lute player Jakob Lindberg has recorded the complete works for lute by John Dowland in 1994.

He is one of the best lute players of today. I have compiled a playlist withs some of his recordings.

Playlist Jakob Lindberg

Additional Information

I have compiled some useful information about John Dowland here.

Review of the recording, including the complete list of pieces played on the recording: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=198463

Sonus about Jakob Lindberg: http://www.sonus-alte-musik.de/musiker/instrumentalisten/jakob.html

Sheet music by  John Dowland at IMSLP: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Dowland,_John

Wikipedia über John Dowland

Wikipedia about John Dowland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dowland

John Dowland Website with a list of his works.

Pieces for the lute by John Dowland on the page of Richard Civiol: http://luthlibrairie.free.fr/?Renaissance:Anglaise

Pieces for the lute by John Dowland as tabulature at musicaneo: http://www.musicaneo.com/de/sheetmusic/sm-65346_stucke_fur_laute.html

Pieces for the lute by John Dowland at musicaneo (partially free): http://www.musicaneo.com/de/sheetmusic/215_john_dowland/

Pieces for the lute by John Dowland on J. F. Delcamp’s site: http://www.delcamp.net/johndowland.html

My link collection about the lute: http://pinboard.in/u:mandoisland/t:tabulatur/

about John Dowland: http://music-musicians.knoji.com/john-dowland-selected-works-for-guitar/

Interview with lute player Paul O’Dette with a lot of information about John Dowland and his music: http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_features.php?id=10757

Related articles

Buy the CD at Amazon (partner link):

John Dowland – Complete Music for Solo Lute

aaa to be reviewed

The “Luteduo” Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays Works…

The Luteduo with Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays works on two lutes and also on baroque guitar and theorbo, a combination that sounds very well together.

This is the famous Canarios by Gaspar Sanz played on baroque guitar and theorbo:

CANARIOS www.luteduo.com


Anna KOWALSKA baroque guitar
Anton BIRULA theorbo

Gaspar Sanz CANARIOS performed by LUTEDUO – a fantasy compilation … if Sanz ever met Bach…. The famous Canarios is intercepted by themes from J.S. Bach cello suites Nr 4 and 6


In the next piece, a Ciaccona by Alessandro Piccinini, Anna Kowalska starts with a kind of tapping technique similar to the technique used on electric guitars:

CIACCONA www.luteduo.com

Alessandro Piccinini
Ciaccona in Partite Variate

www.luteduo.com Antoine Forqueray, La Morangis ou la Plissay

A Chaconne by Antoine Forqueray performed as a duo for baroque guitar and theorbo by Anna Kowalska & Anton Birula

Additional Information

youtube playlist with more videos of the Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F14DBA09F84CE16

From the biography found on the homepage of the Luteduo:

Anna Kowalska studied lute with Toyohiko Satoh, Nigel North and Joachim Held at the Royal Concervatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. Having been educated as a classical guitarist as well, Anna has covered a vast repertoire from the Renaissance to late Baroque including 19th century repertoire for historical guitar.

Anton Birula has studied the lute with Prof. Toyohiko Satoh at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and with Prof. Konrad Junghaenel at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne. With his concentration on the extant solo literature for the Baroque lute Anton Birula has performed numerous lute recitals featuring music of J.S.Bach, S.L. Weiss and French lutenists. His special interests were transcriptions of J.S. Bach suites for solo cello and violin sonatas and partitas for the Baroque lute.

youtube channel Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/user/LUTEDUO

Homepage: www.luteduo.com

Wikipedia about Gaspar Sanz (en.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspar_Sanz

Sheet music of Gaspar Sanz on the J. F. Delcamp site: http://www.delcamppartiturasparaguitarra.com/gasparsanz.html

article about Gaspar Sanz and the baroque guitar (German): http://www.gitarrenmagazin.de/musikwissen/61-gaspar-sanz-und-die-barockgitarre

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