Michał Gondko - Polonica (Renaissance Lute, ca 1600) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 70:28 minutes | 1.17 GB
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In addition to the works attributed to the lutenists active at the Royal Polish court in the late sixteenth century, there is a substantial repertoire of compositions identified as ‘Polish dances’ or ‘Polish songs’ which have been preserved in numerous sources of late Renaissance lute music. Characterized by an irresistible melodic charm and a straightforward harmonic and rhythmical texture, such musical polonica spread across Europe, achieving what might have been the widest distribution of musical ‘Polishness’ before Chopin.