If you're thinking of trying a lute don't start with Bach. For a start it's very unlikely that Bach wrote his "lute" suites for the lute (as is illustrated by the discussion in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67283). Secondly, if you do play Bach on the lute it would be more historically accurate to use a Baroque lute, whereas most newcomers to the lute would start with a renaissance lute. This has a tuning like a guitar with the third string tuned doen to F sharp - the baroque lute has a different and unfamiliar tuning.jcampbell wrote:I am working my way through the Bach Lute Suites pieces (which are a challenge) and thought it would be fun to try them on the lute.
I agree with Eric, fun is not the word about playing Bach on the baroque lute... But playing lute is a real experience, either you play it in a guitar way, or if you try an "historical inspired" manner.jcampbell wrote: and thought it would be fun to try them on the lute.
A great piece - one that I've just arranged for guitar and posted here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=75229#p819034.Praeludium wrote:...I'm beginning to get interested in French baroque music - Vieux Gaultier's Tombeau de Mezangeau has really made a huge impression on me.
Actually, these were two separate albums, assuming that you mean "The Golden Age of English Lute Music" and "Lute Music From The Royal Courts of Europe." Bream also recorded a lot of other lute albums. But the reason there is no Weiss on his lute albums (although you can find a few pieces by Weiss on his "Baroque Guitar" album) is because Weiss wrote for Baroque lute, and Bream plays a Renaissance lute. One cannot play (or properly play) baroque lute music on a Renaissance lute, which is why all of Bream's lute albums feature Renaissance music.AndrewF wrote:Julian Bream recorded a two-volume set of Lute Music: a) English Lute, b) European Lute. The European Lute one contains no Weiss, but more than one piece by Dowland, Doh!
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