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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 | Author:

 

Laurie with luthier Markus Dietrich

Laurie with luthier Markus Dietrich

Every year in October  an early music festival takes place in Berlin featuring concerts, masterclasses and  a music instrument market. This is a great opportunity for specialists in early music to try out instruments and bows, and meet old friends they may have played music with years before. So, on the way to the concert in Stolpe, I stopped to visit  the maker of my discant Gambe Bert Dekker of Holland: wwwbertdekker.com, the maker of my bass bow Pierre Patigny of Belgium, and the maker of my baroque guitar, Markus Dietrich of Vogtland www.gitarre-laute.de. In the photo I am playing Markus’ impressive new renaissance gambe. Also present were many excellent instrument makers resident in Berlin, well worth visiting in their workshops where it is possible to try out instruments at length and away from the crowds, in peace and quiet…

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Monday, October 12th, 2009 | Author:

 

Laurie plays for the dance class

Laurie plays for the dance class

Daughter of the renowned Spanish guitarist Narcisco Yepes, Ana Yepes knows the music of Gaspar Sanz note for note and requested the Folias to accompany the  baroque choreography she taught last weekend in Berlin Kreuzberg. The dancer, who resides in Paris, visited Berlin for the second time this year. See her home page: www.anayepes.com. Visit this page again soon to download the music to her choreography.

This baroque guitar was made  by Marcus Dietrich, Vogtland, Germany. You can hear the guitar live on Saturday at the Cappella Stravagante concert, October 17, 19:30 in the Dorfkirche, Stolpe

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