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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.

Suite En La Mayor (Matachin) by Gaspar Sanz

Suite En La Mayor (Matachin) by Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) Gaspar Sanz was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the Spanish comarca of Bajo Aragón. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed Professor of Music.

Le Coucou by Louis Claude Daquin

Le Coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Louis-Claude Daquin was a French composer of Jewish birth writing in the Baroque and Galant styles. He was a virtuoso organist and harpsichordist. By reputation a dazzling performer at the keyboard, Daquin was courted by the aristocracy and his great expertise at the organ drew large crowds to hear …

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Fuga Al Aire Espanol by Gaspar Sanz

Fuga Al Aire Espanol by Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) Gaspar Sanz was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the Spanish comarca of Bajo Aragón. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed Professor of Music.

Hungarian Dance No 5 by Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No 5 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. Brahms is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian …

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Andantino by Antoine Tranquille Berbiguier

Andantino by Antoine Tranquille Berbiguier (1782-1838) Berbiguier was was a French flutist and classical era composer . He was a self-taught flutenist, violinist and cellist. A lawyer by profession, he later was drafted into the military. In 1819, his resigned and settled as a flute virtuoso and composer in Paris. Berbiguier of more than 150 …

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Bolero de Ponce de Leon by Henri Montan Berton

Bolero de Ponce de Leon by Henri Montan Berton (1767-1844) Henri Montan Berton is principally remembered as a composer of operas, most of which were first performed at the Opéra-Comique. Riding a wave of anti-clericalism which arose at the time of the French Revolution, his first real success was with Les rigueurs du cloître (23 …

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Pavanas by Gaspar Sanz

Pavanas by Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) Gaspar Sanz was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the Spanish comarca of Bajo Aragón. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed Professor of Music.

Suite in B Minor (Gigue) by Robert de Visee

Suite in B Minor (Gigue) by Robert de Visee (1655 – 1732) Robert de Visée was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of Louis XIV, as well as a singer, and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar. Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had …

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Suite in B Minor (Sarabande) by Robert de Visee

Suite in B Minor (Sarabande) by Robert de Visee (1655 – 1732) Robert de Visée was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of Louis XIV, as well as a singer, and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar. Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had …

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