Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Music at noon, or, what's a lute anyway?

Next up in our popular "Music at Noon" series is Dieter Hennings who will be playing lute and guitar this Wednesday March 7 at noon. Now, a guitar I know, but a lute?

Taking a quick look at Encyclopedia Britannica online I found out that a lute is sort of like a fiddle except the strings are plucked, not played with a bow. It was very popular centuries ago and has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years.
(You can find the Britannica in the Reference section of our webpage.)

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