I do adore lutes and theorbos and such. To introduce you to these instruments, so popular in Renaissance and Baroque times, I present you with three performances.
First, Catherine King’s lovely soprano backed by Jacob Heringman’s cool, calm lute.
Jacob Heringman and Catherine King:
Luis Milan El Maestro
Next, Martin and Paul Berget duetting. Two lutes are sometimes better than one.
Martin and Paul Berget: Baroque Lute Duets
Last, and worth the wait, Swedish theorbo player and marvelous improviser Rolf Lislevand.
Rolf Lislevand: Chaconne by Robert Viseé
Check out the video after the jump.
You can hear a more recent Rolf Lislevand performance at NPR.