Improvisations on Sarod, Medieval Lute, Oud and Dhotar
This performance gives listeners a rare opportunity to hear a variety of lutes from the East and West. Although their sounds, shapes, sizes and playing techniques vary somewhat, these four members of the lute family are all united by a common musical thread â€“ mode. Monophonic modal music, which is at the heart of many eastern classical traditions, also played an important role at various stages in the development of western art music, particularly during the Middle Ages.
Program from Feb. 2006 in the Purcell Room in London (more…)