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Exploring affinities and “unheard imitations” between harpsichord (organ) and vihuela.
Contrary to keyboard instruments, lute and vihuela already have a vast repertoire in print. The combination of a keyboard instrument (tecla) with the vihuela (called “viola da mano” in Italy) is common in the sources of Spanish influence in the city of Milano of the mid-16th Century, which often bear the indication “para tecla y vihuela”.
Evangelina Mascardi and Maurizio Croci, established soloists on the international early music scene , explore the affinities, the contrasts and, in the words of an enthusiastic chronicler of the time, the “unheard of imitations” that arise from the dialogue between the two instruments.