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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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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.