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People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music. Plucked Strings plays 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, and interviews.
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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 July 14th Bastille Day celebration with all French composers
Jason will bring you the programme next Sunday evening - July 21st.
Presented by Graham Hawkes
Composer = Claude-Joseph Rouget De Lisle
Composer = Django Reinhardt
14 unpublished performances from LP - HMV EMI CLP 1960?
Composer = Django Reinhardt arr. Roland Dyens
Composer = Stephane Grappelli
Composer = Darius Milhaud [1892-1974]
Composer = Georges Auric [1899-1983]
Composer = Philippe Hersant (born 1948 -)