Lute and Early Music

I have a love of classical musical, especially from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, what is commonly referred to as "Early Music". Growing up, I played the classical guitar but more recently have been playing the lute family of instruments: baroque lute, renaissance lute, vihuela, archlute, baroque guitar and romantic guitar. In July 2011 I released my first CD entitled Lautenschmaus (Lute Feast): Ascendance of the German Baroque Lute and in May 2014, released by second CD, Patrons of the Lute

Finally, in May 2016 I released my third CD, Weiss Undercover"

Reviews:

Lautenschmaus CD: "...the result is a commendable album of many newly-heard works and excellent solid performances throughout which will delight the listener" - Review in Lute Society of America Quarterly, Volume XLVI Winter 2011

Concert performance: "a world premiere (of) Ronn McFarlane's Passacaglia, whose doleful beauty lutenist Shoskes shaped with graceful sensitivity" - Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 12, 2013

Patrons of the Lute: “Lovely playing and a thoughtful program full of discoveries. Two thumbs up” - Jeffrey Strauss and Rene Schiffer, Apollo’s Fire review January 2015

"The final piece of this CD is a recently-composed modern piece—Passacaglia by Ronn McFarlane (b.1953)—that I think really warrants a special mention. It is quite simply outstanding.” - The Lutezine supplement to The Lute News no 112, December 2014

Weiss Undercover: Article in The Chagrin Valley Times, October 2016

 

World premiere of Passacaglia by Ronn McFarlane

Links to Lute Sites

Ning Lutegroup A Lute "social network" that I created and moderate. Over 1900 members worldwide

The Lutes for Sale Site Start here if you are looking to buy a lute

My YouTube Channel Videos of lute playing by me and some of my teachers (Bob Barto, Ronn McFarlane, Richard Stone)



My Recordings

Here are links related to my three lute CD’s and a store to buy or download the music.

Promotional Videos:

Download and read the CD booklet (pdf format)

Download Lautenschmaus on iTunes

Download Lautenschmaus on Amazon.com


Download and read the CD booklet for Patrons of the Lute

Download Patrons of the Lute on iTunes

Download Patrons of the Lute on Amazon.com



Weiss Undercover Promotional Video


Download the CD Booklet for Weiss Undercover

Download Weiss Undercover on iTunes

Download Weiss Undercover on Amazon.com


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© Daniel Shoskes 2014