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)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Credit Line:Gift of Emilita Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986 Accession Number:1986.353.1
Darryn Santana brining you another addition of Plucked Strings. Some of Darryn's favourite artists including prolific modernist composers such as Phillip Glass & Alan Hovhaness which are played by a concert harpist and a harp & guitar duo respectively. The concert harp and the classical guitar, as well as the steel string guitar feature heavily in todays show, with only one checky cello piece thrown in for good measure by Stephen Katz. This episode really gives you a taste of what these instruments can do both as solo instruments, but also combined together as a duo. Enjoy :)