“Lyre-guitar. Etoile charmante, between the 18th and 19th centuries”
Eleonora Vulpiani, Rome 2007
The book contains the history and the ‘discoveries’ related to the instrument, the result of the analysis of the methods/scores of the time (manuscripts and texts that have not been published since the 19th century) and of the sources of authoritative musicologists.
History – Neoclassicism and the lyre-guitar: an evocative aesthetic and musical research – First traces of lyre-shaped instruments – The origins of the lyre-guitar – Models and luthiers – Structural characteristics – Musical style and preferred shapes. Works and composers – Ferdinando Carulli. Compositions ‘for guitar or lyre’ – Lyre-guitar: the first guitar with six simple strings? Methods ‘pour guitare ou lyre’ – ‘Manner of holding the lyre-guitar’. Tuning – Title pages and images taken from French, Italian and German methods – Other instruments in the shape of a lyre. Conclusions.
The book can be found in:
- Library/Mediatheque of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome.
- Library of the Pontifical Institute, Rome.
(oppure, per info sul testo, compilare il form nella pagina contatti)
(or, for information on the text, fill out the form on the contact page)
CD containing the Sonata III op. 21 by F. Carulli.
1. I tempo: Allegro Moderato – 6.15
2. II tempo: Romance – Andante Moderato – 2.27
3. III tempo: Rondeau – Allegretto – 4.28
On the audio page it is possible to listen to excerpts from the CD.