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Venice... And music was floating over the city. | by egold.
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Venice... And music was floating over the city.

The history of lute music and most famous lute makers in Venice began pretty far from Italy. The family of Tieffenbrucker emigrated from their native village of Tieffenbruck in Bavaria in 16 century. They established themselves as craftsmen in numerous cities in France and Italy... including Venice...

I was lucky when I saw this lutenist near Scuola San Rocco. Lute music in Venice... it’s so natural, brings you momentarily to Renaissance time when lute music sounded from the streets to the royal courts and back to the streets again, those sounds were defined and refined and transformed, driven by the rhythms of complex dance steps... The name of lutenist is Boka Bence, he is Hungarian, and in addition to playing classic lute music he’s performing music from the Hungarian renaissance and his own dances, composed in the style of the Hungarian renaissance. The sounds of his lute are unique and enchanting...


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Taken on May 17, 2012