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The Lute in Europe 2: Lutes, Guitars, Mandolins, and Citterns
by Andreas Schlegel & Joachim Lüdtke

The long-awaited new edition of The Lute in Europe is here!

Greatly expanded, the new hardcover features 447 pages and 150 full color photos. 

All text is in both German and English (translation is excellent).

Along with historical lutes, there is coverage on early medieval instruments, guitars, mandolins and citterns (and even a harp guitar or two...), including contributions by the following authors:
Pedro Caldeira Cabral: Guitarra Portuguesa
Peter Forrester: Cittern
Carlos Gonzalez: Vihuela de mano
Lorenz Mühlemann: Halszithers in Switzerland
Pepe Rey: Bandurria
Renzo Salvador: Baroque guitar
Kenneth Sparr: Swedish lute
Michael Treder: Lute music of the Habsburg territories
Roman Turovsky: Torban

Chapters include:
C.1200 – The early spring of the lute in Europe
1450 – The end of the Middle Ages and the rise of domestic lute playing
Around 1500 – The rise of the lute
1580 – From Renaissance to Baroque
1640 – Flowering in France
Lute music of the Habsburg territories
1710 – Flowering of the aristocratic lute
1760 – Cittern, Mandora and Guitar
The Guitar, 1810 till today
Rediscovery of the lute in the 19th and early 20th century
The lute – An instrument of the early music movement

447 pages, 6-3/4" x 9-5/8" x 1-1/2" thick, hardbound w/o dj

All in all, a must-have for plucked stringed instrument scholars and laypeople alike!

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