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JLSA 55 Now Available

The Journal of the Lute Society of America is an open access scholarly refereed journal.

In this issue:

Who was Vidal? — Paul Beier
In and Out of the “White Lion”: Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger’s Family Background in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome and Beyond — Lothar Sickel
New Discoveries About Some Professional and Amateur Lutenists in the Dutch Republic (c. 1650 – c. 1700) — Jan W.J.Burgers and François-Pierre Goy
and more!

LSA Quarterly Volume 58, Nos. 1 & 2

In this issue:

On Recording the Album für die Laute—Bernhard Hofstötter
Passemezo Antincos from Emanuel Adriaensen, Novum Pratum Musicum 1592—Sean Smith
More on Cases: Handles—Jeff Noonan
Getting to Know our “Long Lost Cousins”: The Lute Legends Collective—Lucas Harris
Rustin: Singer, Lutenist, Angelic Troublemaker—Laudon Schuett

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Basel Lute Days: September 14th–18th, 2022

Basel Lute Days: September 14th–18th, 2022

The German Lute Society , in collaboration with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, will sponsor Basel Lute Days, bringing together performers, researchers, teachers and students. This event combines The International Musicological Study Group on Tablature in Western Music, the 2nd International Conference on Lute Study in Higher Education and the German Lute Society’s International Lute Festival.

Joint Publication from the LSA and the German Lute Society

Joint Publication from the LSA and the German Lute Society

Following the conference Teaching the Lute in Higher Education held in Bremen on 27-29 September 2019, the LSA entered into a collaborative project with the German Lute Society to publish a volume of the papers from the conference. The result is a book just published:...

Lute Fest 2022

Lute Fest 2022

June 26 – July 2, 2022

Case Western Reserve University • Cleveland, Ohio

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Masterclass with Hopkinson Smith

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Masterclass with Hopkinson Smith

On November 27th & 28th, 2021, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis is hosting a Masterclass in Interpretation and Technique with Hopkinson Smith. The two-day masterclass is aimed at a wide range of musicians and music students in Switzerland and abroad and is...

2021 Lute Fest

Hello lutenists, pluckers, and enthusiasts! As you might have already heard we are indeed having Lute Fest this year! We are running this year’s festival on an entirely different format; it will be a completely virtual event and the first such event in the LSA’s...

Welcome to the New LSA Website!

Welcome Visitors! It has been a long time coming, and now patience and effort are rewarded with the launch of this, our NEW WEBSITE! We hope you will find, easily, what you are looking for, and that the value of it will make you want to support the LSA with a...

New “Lutes for Sale” List!

This is the new place to list lutes, theorbos, baroque guitars, citterns, archlutes, medieval lutes, etc., for sale. Anyone can add instruments to this list if they are selling a lute or other lute-family instrument. This is NOT the place to list classical guitars or...