A happy Sunday, friends. Since I haven’t been getting out on photographic expeditions as much lately, I thought it would be fun to have some musical Sunday posts interspersed when there isn’t a photo available. & because I like the idea of a Sunday post that is brief & to the point, I’ll try to keep these musical outings that way.
Thanks to the redoubtable musician & blogger Dominic Rivron for first making me aware of the theorbo. Here we have a piece by 17th & early 18th century lutenist Robert de Visée, who was a musician at the court of Louis XIV—Le Roi Soleil, the Sun King—& it is played by Swedish guitarist & lutenist Jonas Nordberg.
A beautiful piece of music & a compelling performance—enjoy your Sunday!
Image links to its source
Ludovico Lana, Ritratto del liutista Girolamo Valeriani (Ludovico Lana, Portrait of Lutenist Girolamo Valeriani) circa 1630: Wiki Commons – public domain