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Plucked Strings

Sundays 6pm - 7pm

People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music.

How many plucked string instruments can you name? Plucked Strings has lots from Appalachian dulcimer to zither with more than a few guitars and you will hear recordings of them from around the globe.

It’s a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests.

Plucked Strings maintains a Diary of plucked strings events on the web and that’s also the place to go to add a gig.

 

Gentileschi, Orazio Florentine, 1563 – 1639
The Lute Player  c. 1612/1620
oil on canvas  overall: 143.5 x 129 cm
National Gallery of Art, USA
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1962.8.1

Guitar made by Hermann Hauser
Medium:Spruce, rosewood, mahogany, bone or ivory, ebony
Height (At tail): (9.8 cm) Width (Total): (97.7 cm) Depth (Lower bouts): (37 cm)
Classification:Chordophone-Lute-plucked-fretted
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Credit Line:Gift of Emilita Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986 Accession Number:1986.353.1

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Sun 2 Jul 2017 Listen

POLUCKED STRINGS  Programme devoted to music with mandolin.

Presented by Gaham Hawkes

Tracklist

  • Composer = Alison Stephens

  • Composer = Stephen Warbeck

  • Composer = Stephen Warbeck

  • Composer = Ruth Roshan

  • Composer = Ruth Roshan

  • Composer = Robert Schulz

  • Composer = Rafael Calace

  • Composer = Debussy

  • Composer = Carlos Vieco Ortiz

  • Composer = Manos Hadjidakis

  • Composer = E Zerega

  • Composer = Michelle Nelson

  • Composer = Michelle Nelson

  • Composer = Maurice Jarre

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