Canal March

The splendour of the lute: From the French school to the german cantabile

Joachim Held, baroque lute

Works by C. Mouton, E. Reusner and S. L. Weiss

The rise of the lute has to be seen as an eminently French phenomenon. However, the eleven course lute and the tuning system of the accords nouveaux spread throughout Europe in parallel to the development of the suite as an instrumental genre of the Baroque. In this context, Esaias Reusner and Sylvius Leopold Weiss brought the French performance style to Germany by taking as a reference the works of Charles Mouton, the last representative of the French school.

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