SCHLEGEL, Andreas / LÜDTKE, Joachim

Die Laute in Europa 2. Lauten, Gitarren, Mandolinen und Cistern.

The Lute in Europe 2. Lutes, Guitars, Mandolins, and Citterns.

Nueva edición aumentada con las siguientes contribuciones:

Pedro Caldeira Cabral: Guitarra Portuguesa
Peter Forrester: Cittern
Carlos Gonzalez: Vihuela de mano
Lorenz Mühlemann: Halszithers in Switzerland
Pepe Rey: Bandurria
Renzo Salvador: Baroque guitar
Kenneth Sparr: Swedish lute
Michael Treder: Lute music of the Habsburg territories
Roman Turovsky: Torban

Otra nueva incorporación es un estudio retrospectivo del instrumento desde la edad media hasta nuestros días (pp. 188-359).

Con un nuevo planteamiento en la presentación de las casi 150 ilustraciones a color (la anterior edición contenía algo más de 30) de instrumentos, fuentes escritas y obras de arte acompañando al texto. Además se ha incluído un poster con un cuadro sinóptico de los instrumentos y las fuentes en orden cronológico.


Menziken, 2011. 447 pp. Idioma: alemán/inglés. Encuadernación: cartoné.



Systematic Section:
Construction, tablature, instrument types.

Historical Section:
History, development, music, composer and other themes and items from the Middle Ages to our days.

C. 1200 – The early spring of the lute in Europe
1450 – The end of the Middle Ages and the rise of domestic lute playing
Around 1500 – The rise of the lute
1580 – From Renaissance to Baroque
1640 – Flowering in France
Lute music of the Habsburg territories
1710 – Flowering of the aristocratic lute
1760 – Cittern, Mandora and Guitar
The Guitar, 1810 till today
Rediscovery of the lute in the 19th and early 20th century
The lute – An instrument of the early music movement

with literature and information on the current state of research.
Example pp. 382-383

Index of names
Example 436-437
A subject index and an index of places will be placed on this website soon!

giving a synoptic view of the instrument’s chronology, the most important sources and names.

Pages 1-7 as an introduction to the book



The illustrations show in chronological order

• Original instruments
most of them shown from different directions and with instructive captions
Example pp. 96-97: Lute by Greiff
Example pp. 144-145: Arciliuto by Harz
Example pp. 174-175: Angélique (with details of a conversion)
Example pp. 180-181: Gallichon
Example pp. 182-183: Diatonic Cister, 1715
Example pp. 192-193: 6-course Baroque mandolin
Example pp. 216-217: The earliest surviving Neapolitan mandolin
Example pp. 234-235: 5-course guitar from c. 1775
Example pp. 240-241: English Guittar
Example pp. 260-261: 6-course guitar from 1822
Example pp. 270-271: Emmental Halszithers
Example pp. 286-287: Nuevo Laúd, Bandurria and Guitarra Portuguesa
Example pp. 306-307: Flat-back mandolins
Example pp. 324-325: Jazz guitars
Example pp. 336-337: Theorbo for airplane travelling lutenists

• Iconographic documents
Paintings, engravings, sculptures
Example pp. 48-49: Vihuela de mano and Rebec / bowed gittern from a church in Segovia
Example pp. 92-93: Sarazeni: Angel with a lute with Theorbo extension
Example pp. 352-353: Photographs from the the pioneer times of the Early Music movement

• Music
original tablatures from manuscript and printed sources – almost always
with special features which are explained in the captions and sometimes in the book text, too.
Example pp. 62-63: German tablature printed with type
Example pp. 116-117: French tablature in manuscript
Example pp. 170-171: French tablature in manuscript and music printed “en partition“
Example pp. 298-299: From a lute tutor of 1911

• Plates and charts
which allow a survey of the instruments
Example pp. 10-11: The basic model of the lute
Example pp. 14-15: Lutes with extended bass strings
Example pp. 18-19: Vihuela, Viola da mano, early guitar models
Example pp. 370-371: From the “Nomenclature of instruments”

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