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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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Likely written between 1740 and 1745, the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat Major (BWV 998) is a favorite among both harpsichords and lutenists. Like many works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), it can be played on different instruments, which is expressly indicated on this score in the composer's handwriting: "Prelude pour la Luth E Cembal" (for lute or keyboard).
Stubbs spent 30 years in Europe, returning to Seattle in 2006 as one of the world's most respected lutenists, conductors and baroque opera specialists to found the Pacific MusicWorks production company.
BEMF Artistic Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs are both lutenists, so the basso continuo throughout is rich and full, featuring harpsichord or organ, theorbo or Baroque guitar, and sometimes Baroque harp.
Included are all aspects of the instrument: famous and obscure lutenists, professional musicians and more or less gifted amateurs, the lute music which is transmitted in printed books and manuscripts, the lute makers and the (international) lute trade.
She picks out the trope of making music as euphemism for sex and shows that playing on one's instrument was a practice favoured by a variety of musicians, including lutenists and rebecs.
meantime, I have put all of my music online for lutenists' free
For the Wednesday masterclass lutenists wanting to take part must book early on (0191) 443 4661 and pay a pounds 25 fee, with observers'' tickets costing pounds 15.
Second, lutenists and harpsichord players often are difficult to locate, especially outside the academic realm; moreover, larger voices have a tendency to overpower these instruments.
Nonetheless, it is hard to explain how three lutenists could play from a manuscript measuring 17 x 24 cm.
Of course no living person has heard him perform, but listen to his compositions performed by today's lutenists, and you will get some measure of the man.
It's not the sheer incredulity of perpetuating the ruminations of lutenists and hallucinating desert philosophers that bothers today's law-makers so much as what appeal court judges aptly described as the ``significant degree of unclarity'' in administering such punishment.
Genuine period music was to be heard each morning at San Marco when a costumed procession led by lutenists arrived, happily unamplified.