Eleonora Vulpiani lyre-guitar project

Lyre-guitar. Etoile charmante, between the 18th and 19th centuries.

(64 pages, black and white)

It's subdivided in 12 chapters:

History, Neoclassicism and the lyre-guitar: an evocative aesthetical and musical quest - Early traces of instruments in lyre form - The origins of the lyre-guitar - Models and makers - Structural features -Musical style and favourite forms. Works and composers - Ferdinando Carulli. Compositions for ‘guitar or lyre' - Lyre-guitar: the first guitar with six single strings? Tutor books ‘pour guitare ou lyre' - ‘How to hold the lyre-guitar'. Tuning - Frontispieces and plates from French, Italian and German tutor books - Other instruments in lyre form.

Buy book: for euros 14, excluded shipment expenses.
Moreover you can buy one book in English (black and white) and one in Italian (color version), with the cd, for 25 euros (excluded shipment expenses)

Moroever the book contains one CD with Ferdinando Carulli, Sonata III op. 21.

1. I tempo: Allegro Moderato - 6.15
2. II tempo: Romance - Andante Moderato - 2.27
3. III tempo: Rondeau - Allegretto - 4.28


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The book "Lyre-guitar. Étoile charmante, between the 18th and 19th century" can be found in:

• Biliomediateca dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, via Luciano Berio 3, Roma.

• Biblioteca del Pontificio Istituto.
via di Torre Rossa 21, Roma.

Moreover, the Museum of Music in Nice (Musée de la Musique de Nice - Palais Lascaris, 15 rue Droite, Vieux-Nice) 
plays unpublished pieces from the repertory in some of its exhibition halls.