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
PLUCKED STRINGS A somewhat French programme plus recognition of Composer = Ann Carr-Boyd AM made a Member of the Order of Australia in June this year.
Presented by Graham Hawkes
Composer = Duncan Gardiner
Composer = Richard Lenz
Composer = Robert De Visée 1650–1725
Composer = Napoléon Coste (1805–1883)
Composer = Darius Milhaud
Composer = Francis Poulenc
Composer = Georges Auric
Composer = Maurice Ravel
Composer = Claude Debussy
Composer = Ann Carr-Boyd AM