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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A little bit more about the theorbo....

Andreas Martin and his theorbo (lute). It can be pronounced

thee or' bo, tay' or ba, thor' ba (mixtures thereof) or for something completely different, sometimes it is called a chittarone!

We played some of his work this afternoon from his CD,
Bach works for lute (Harmonia Mundi 987051).
em>Notice the strings on the left that hang beyond the fingerboard (similar to a harp-quitar).

Here is a link to his bio.

I hope this was a little entree to the world of this member of the fascinating lute family!
Kara Dahl Russell

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