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Lutes of the World – Program Notes

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 – 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…)

  • Recordings



  • 2 Worlds Modal



    Ragas d'equinoxe



    Salon de Musique



    Nature of Ragas



    Modal Tapestry



    Hemant



    Live in Basel



    Lute Improvisations
    (soon available)