'... a very valuable addition to the lute player's library.' Early Music Today
'Victor Coehlo has assembled a fine team of collaborators for this excellent collection of essays ... All in all, a collection worth having: the essays are thought provoking and of a high standard.' The Lute
This is the first book-length study in any language dedicated specifically to lute, guitar, and vihuela performance. Written by specialists of this music, it is intended for players, teachers, and scholars who are interested both in the history of performance, as well as in the specific interpretation of lute, guitar and vihuela music from the end of the fifteenth century to approximately 1850. It brings to light various new ideas about performance and technique for a wide range of instruments, including the fifteenth-, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian lute, archlute, theorbo, French Baroque lute, vihuela, and Baroque and classical guitar, as well as for lute-accompanied English and Italian song.