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Ronn McFarlane & Paul O'Dette

The High Art of Dueling Lutes!

Bloomfield Hills
Friday, November 10, 8 PM

Ann Arbor
Saturday, November 11, 8 PM

Before Nov. 3 - $30 General / $25 Seniors / $10 Students
After Nov. 3 - $35 General / $30 Seniors / $15 Students

 

The lute was the most beloved solo instrument of the Renaissance, and lutenists often doubled the pleasure by performing as duos. A large repertoire of exciting lute duets survives from throughout Europe, with the pinnacle of this art in Italy and England. The leading duet performers cultivated a style where the two players challenged each other by trading passages back and forth with increasingly dazzling feats of virtuosity. This colorfully varied program consists of dances, fantasias, ornamented madrigals, and exciting variations on popular ballad tunes.

 

 

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