The Suites by Laurent de Saint-Luc are the latest works for baroque lute to maintain the structure of the French Suite when the supremacy of lute in France gave place to the rising fame of harpsichord as soloist. The programme enriches baroque lute repertoire unveiling an author strictly connected with Mitteleuropean culture but deeply related to the late XVII century French style.

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In duo with Maurizio Croci

In 1557, Venegas de Henestrosa introduces a new tablature system (cifra nueva) aiming to abrir a los músicos de tecla y arpa, la porta de toda la musica de vihuela (to open to keyboard and harp players the gates to all vihuela music).

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It is worth listening to these colossi of the Baroque repertoire side-by-side, to discover that Weiss‘s music results from the instrumental characteristics of the lute and magnifies its potential, while Bach’s music compels the performer to shape an idiom that, thanks to a sort of intellectual virtuosity, stretches the characteristics of the instrument itself.
Evangelina Mascardi devoted them two CDs, warmly received by the international critic and awarded with Diapason Découverte, Pizzicato Supersonic and 5 Stars Goldberg.
A key programme, demanding but admirably performed.

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In this programme Evangelina Mascardi draws together different works from various Italian, French and English manuscripts and publications from the XVI century and creates an intimate fresco which reflects, through the peculiar stylistic forms of lute Renaissance repertoire, the innovative blossoming of contemporary figurative arts.

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In duo with Lincoln Almada

Evangelina and the Paraguayan harpist Lincoln Almada invite us to discover traditional Latin American music going back to the time of Conquistadores. At the beginning of the XVII century the Jesuits introduced the harp and the guitar in Latin America from Europe to teach music in order to play sacred music as a tool for evangelism.

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