That was Thea Abbott, who wrote the biography of lutenist and early music specialist Diane Poulton in 2014. She was briefly a member of this forum and announced the Bream biography here - viewtopic.php?f=28&t=100927
that's because the lute society is full of bitter old men who can barely play the lute, let alone understand Bream.
This doesn't accord with my perception of the Lute Society (of which I am a member). I haven't been to meetings for two or three years, but at those I attended I often saw (and heard) excellent lute players - and some of the UK''s premier lute builders.LukeMarsden wrote: ↑Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 am
...that's because the lute society is full of bitter old men who can barely play the lute, let alone understand Bream.
pop along to a meeting, hear them give a lecture about some minor academic nonsense, then when they pick up a lute - they can barely get through a piece.
there's only a handful of "pro" lutenists in the UK and most of them dont go near the lute society for this very reason.