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Roman Turovsky left a comment for Chris Despopoulos
"howdy neighbor, give me a ring."
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"give me a ring sometime: 917-887-7210"
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"I am in a band that specializes in Ukrainian Akritika, and Andy Cordle (the other luter) occasionally plays gamba with us."
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"This is too much to be true. So is there a band going on? I never expected to hear more than bazoukis around here... (I can say that - I'm half Greek.) Seriously, I'm not plugged into any early music activity in the city, which seems odd…"
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"There is another lutenist in the 'hood 33av+28st. And two have moved away."
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"Where exactly do you live? We are at 35th Ave + 29th St."
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Your real name?
Chris Despopoulos
Your Lute type?
Mandore
Where do you live?
Living in New York for now.

Is it a lute?

So the question is, how do you classify a 17th C. mandore? Is it a lute, a proto-mandolin, or something else entirely? Some were double-strung, and some were not. The records among luthiers apparently show that many were made, but there's very little literature. Were they the ubiquitous wedding gift? The baroque equivalent of a ukulele?

It is baroque, and it's shaped like a lute.

Francois De Chancy dedicated his tablatures to Richeleau. I did read that the poor cardinal wasn't much of a musician, and the court made sport of his attempts at the lute. Were these pieces designed to be simple yet effective, as some sort of consolation? The music is striking, and one can only hope to demonstrate a hint of its grandeur. In that spirit, I have posted a poorly executed recording of Chancy's Suite Number 5.

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At 7:25pm on December 14, 2009, Roman Turovsky said…
Where exactly do you live?
We are at 35th Ave + 29th St.
At 10:41pm on December 14, 2009, Roman Turovsky said…
There is another lutenist in the 'hood 33av+28st. And two have moved away.
At 11:08pm on December 14, 2009, Roman Turovsky said…
I am in a band that specializes in Ukrainian Akritika, and Andy Cordle (the other luter) occasionally plays gamba with us.
At 11:25am on December 15, 2009, Roman Turovsky said…
give me a ring sometime: 917-887-7210
At 11:25am on December 30, 2009, Roman Turovsky said…
howdy neighbor,
give me a ring.

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