Tag: lute


Jacopo Gianninoto and Luca Chiavinato – Exciting Projects with…

Jacopo Gianninoto is an Italian lutenist, guitarist and composer. I have found some pictures of a lute and baroque guitar in his tumblr. He currently works as a teacher for guitar and lute at the Assumption University in Bangkok.

He is currently a Full-Time Lute and Guitar lecturer and Special Advisor for the Department of Music Performance at the Assumption University of Bangkok, Thailand and collaborates with several international music institutions.

I have followed his links and watched some videos from his youtube channel and I have discovered some very interesting and exciting projects. The projects were realized in Bangkok, but also in Italy, mostly there were performances that combined music, dance, art, theater and literature. This is a video from the Baroque Me Baby project:


Jacopo Gianninoto: Baroque Guitar //
Sasapin Siriwanij: Performer //
Komtham Domrongchareon: Viola Da Gamba //
Nichada Jirawattanaphan: Percussions //
November 3rd, 2012


Another project is presented in the following video:

Infinite Musings on Infinite Space

Jacopo Gianninoto
Nana Dakin
Sasapin Siriwanij
@ The Space Bangkok Art Gallery
September 21, 2013
Video by Voraprada Voratananchai and Peeranat Choodoung

I think it is very exciting to use the ancient instruments like lute and baroque guitar in very modern performances. I recommend that you visit the blog of Jacopo Gianninoto and the youtube channel. On the website you can find several recordings of lute music as free downloads.

Additional Information

tumblr: http://jacophotos.tumblr.com/

youtube channel Jacopo Gianninoto: http://www.youtube.com/user/ajaanjacopo

youtube channel Luca Chiavinato: http://www.youtube.com/user/lucachia

Website Jacopo Gianninoto: http://jacopo.gianninoto.it/

Free downloads: http://jacopo.gianninoto.it/downloads

Blog of Jacopo Gianninoto: http://www.retrogarde.net/

Wikipedia about Jacopo Gianninoto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacopo_Gianninoto

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.

Playlist Duetto Giocondo

Duetto Giocondo plays Choro, Leone, Gershwin and Bach!

Additional Information

Link to the podcast:

Podcast with North-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

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John Dowland – Complete Music for Solo Lute