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The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age

Musical Culture in the Netherlands Ca. 1580-1670

The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age( )
Author: Burgers, Jan W. J.
Series title:Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2014
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $118.50
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The lute's cultural impact throughout the Dutch Golden Age can be compared to that of the piano in the 19th century. It was not only the universal instrument for solo music-making, but it was also widely used in ensembles and to accompany singers. The lute was mainly the instrument of the social elite, the aristocracy and prosperous burghers. It was frequently represented in the literature and painting of the period, in which it was used to symbolize a wide range of things, from the...
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