Monday, 10 August 2015 at 8 pm
MICHAŁ GONDKO renaissance lute
Lute music with a Polish connection around 1600
Programme: Albert Długoraj, Diomedes Cato, Kasper Sielicki, Jacob Reys, anonymous
In addition to the works attributed to lutenists active at the Polish Royal court, a substantial repertoire of ‘Polish dances’ or ‘Polish songs’ has been preserved in late Renaissance lute tablatures. Characterized by an irresistible melodic charm and a straightforward harmonic and rhythmical texture, such music spread across Europe, achieving what might have been the widest distribution of musical ‘Polishness’ before Chopin.