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La Catena dAmore by Cesare Negri

La Catena dAmore by Cesare Negri Casare Negri was a renowned Italian dancing instructor of the secong half of the 16th century. His important treatise on the dance, Le gratie d’amore, contains 43 most popular dance tunes of the day in both lute and standard music notation.

Opus 50 Pavane by Gabriel Faure

Opus 50 Pavane by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) Cantique de Jean Racine (Op. 11) is a work for mixed chorus and piano or organ by Gabriel Fauré. Written by the nineteen year old composer in 1864-5, the piece won Fauré the first prize when he graduated from the École Niedermeyer and was first performed the following …

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Serenade by Joseph Haydn

Serenade by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano …

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Das Lied der Deutschen by Joseph Haydn

Das Lied der Deutschen by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development …

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Minuet in C by Leopold Mozart

Minuet in C by Johann Georg Leopold Mozart (November 14, 1719 – May 28, 1787) Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was a German composer, conductor, teacher, and violinist. Mozart is best known today as the father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and for his violin textbook Versuch.

Menuet by Franz Joseph Hadyn

Menuet by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano …

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Pasapie Viejo by Santiago de Murcia

Pasapie Viejo by Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739) Until new research was published in 2008, few details about the life of Santiago de Murcia were known. One of the important aspects of the music of Murcia is his interest in a wide range of pre-existing music for guitar, including that by Spanish, French and Italian composers, …

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Pasapie Nuevo by Santiago de Murcia

Pasapie Nuevo by Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739) Until new research was published in 2008, few details about the life of Santiago de Murcia were known. One of the important aspects of the music of Murcia is his interest in a wide range of pre-existing music for guitar, including that by Spanish, French and Italian composers, …

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Branle by Giovanni Battista Besardo

Branle by Jean Babtiste Besard (1567-1617) Although Jean Babtiste Besard was born to a family of some means and noble lineage, he led an extremely active life as a lutenist, composer, teacher, lawyer and medical doctor. His noteworthy treatise on playing the lute, entitled De modo, was included in both of these collections. John Dowland’s …

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Danse by Anonymous

Danse by Anonymous This trio is from an interesting eighteenth century lute-book now in the Cologne Stadtbibliothek, which includes compositions by Lauffensteiner, Weiss and others. The minuet to which belongs to unfortunately not amenable to transposition, but this seems insufficient reason not to include a delightful duet which stands well by itself.