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also lu·ta·nist  (lo͞ot′n-ĭst)
A lute player. Also called lutist.

[Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, lute, possibly from Old French lut; see lute1.]
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(ˈluːtənɪst) or


(Music, other) Also: lutist a person who plays the lute
[C17: from Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, apparently from Old French lut lute1]
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(ˈlut n ɪst)

a person who plays the lute.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin lūtānista, derivative of lūtāna lute; see -ist]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lutenist - a musician who plays the lute
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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nLautenist(in) m(f), → Lautenspieler(in) m(f)
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Led by lutenist Rolf Lislevand, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra capture the bittersweet melancholy of John Dowland's seven-piece pavan cycle based on a lute solo he later made into his best known song, Flow My Tears.
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I, for one, would far sooner have the real thing--even if it betrays a less than perfect understanding of the instrument--than a professional lutenist's `improvement'.
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For this program, lutenist Jacob Heringman draws on two manuscript collections of the late sixteenth century, both produced in Tuscany: the Siena Lute Book and an untitled collection currently held in the Dolmetsch Library in Haslemere, the Netherlands.
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Soprano Emma Kirkby, one of the stars of this year's Hexham Abbey Festival, will be at the town's Queen's Hall arts centre on Friday September 19 with lutenist Anthony Rooley for a concert featuring the music of John Dowland.
Lutenist Nigel North writes of how Elizabethans and Jacobeans recognized a ballad tune from a mere snatch, as we would with something like Yesterday - sweet melancholy was as much a part of the aesthetic as now.
Lutenist Konrad Junghanel directs the passionate, urgent, vividly articulate vocal quintet, supported by harpsichordist Harald Hoeren, which makes up the Cologne-based Cantus Colln, in gripping accounts of works by a range of composers, Schutz and Giaches de Wert the only non-Italians.