Some of my recent programms:


Music around 1600 from prints of V. Galilei, J. B. Besard, G.G.Kapsberger, etc.

SIGRUN RICHTER – Lute by Joseph Hellmer, Füssen, 1601,

HEL fig 29restored by Nico van der Waals 2019 / 2020


Fantasias and Dances from renaissance Italy

Lutemusic of Francesco da Milano, Joanambrosio Dalza, Francesco Spinacino, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger

SR--RL7-course Lute after Wendelio Venere, Padova 1592, by Nico van der Waals, 2005

Read more: Fantasias and Dances from renaissance Italy

"A Dream"

– John Dowland's Dream

Lutemusic from England and Italy in the early 17th century

Sigrun Richter8-course Lute after Giovanni Hieber, Venezia 1580, by Nico van der Waals, 2007

Read more: "A Dream"

„Sur les Accords Extraordinaires“

Music of Francois Dufaut, Pierre Gaultier, etc.

SR-BL-2-00111-course Lute after Martin Hoffmann, Leipzig, 1697, from Nico van der Waals, 1992

Read more: „Sur les Accords Extraordinaires“ 

Stylus Phantasticus

Italian Lutemusic from the 17th and 18th century

11-choerige lauteWorks of Kapsberger, Piccinini, Melij, Zamboni

14-course Archlute, after Matteo Sellas, Venezia 1639, by von Nico van der Waals, 2012.

The program includes Italian music of the 17th and 18th century for lute solo, from Mannerist stylus phantasticus of Claudio Monteverdi's time to gallant late Baroque style of Vivaldi's time.

It is presented on a 14-course lute lute (Arciliuto), the Italian baroque lute, which in addition to the usual choirs seven additional bass strings in about twice the length.

Read more: Stylus Phantasticus


Mandolino LiutoFollia – A constant temptation: each new variation should be crazier then the prevoius one.

Music from the renaissance and baroque period for Mandoline, Lute, Chitarrone and Baroque Guitar

Works by Diego Ortiz, Michele Farinelli, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger,
Domenico Scarlatti, Arcangelo Corelli

Read more: “FOLLIA E FOLLIE”

Bassi Ostinati

17th Century Music for Lutes, Archlutes and Chitarrones by Frescobaldi, Kapsberger, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Marcello, and others

img004Lute Ensemble Testudines
Direction: Sigrun Richter

Read more: Bassi Ostinati

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