The Contemporary Lute

ALCD 004

Peter Söderberg, Sven Åberg -
renaissance lute, archlute, theorbo

MUSIC BY Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis, Ingvar Karkoff: Four Duets for Lute, John Cage: Dream, Steve Reich: Piano Phase transposed for lute

CONTEMPORARY LUTE MUSIC is something of an unusual phenomenon. We normally associate the instrument with music of a much older vintage. This recording, by the Swedish lutenists Peter Söderberg and Sven Åberg, of music by leading twentieth century composers, represents something of a new departure. The soft texture of the lutes adds a contemplative aspect unusual to these compositions.

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