In his new album Late Night Lute, Matthew Wadsworth pairs pieces from the instrument’s history - including by John Dowland and Alessandro Piccinini among other composers - with a premiere recording of a new suite for theorbo by Stephen Goss. In the latest Gramophone podcast, he talked to Editor Martin Cullingford about the programme, and about the unique sound-world of the theorbo.
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Musical excerpts throughout the podcast are taken from Late Night Lute, which is released on the Deux-Elles label, and is an Editor’s Choice recording in the August issue of the magazine.