Monday, 10 August 2015 at 8 pm
Radovljica Manor

MICHAŁ GONDKO renaissance lute

Lute music with a Polish connection around 1600

Programme: Albert Długoraj, Diomedes Cato, Kasper Sielicki, Jacob Reys, anonymous

1008 Michal Gondko

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.


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