Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lute player.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See lutanist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as lutanist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who plays the lute, a lutist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a musician who plays the lute

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, lute, possibly from Old French lut; see lute.]

Examples

  • Daniel Abraham's fine Bach Sinfonia and lutenist Ronn McFarlane brought all of Vivaldi's music for lute and strings -- two concertos and two trio sonatas -- to the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center on Saturday and rounded out the program with a motet and two of his other concertos, and two of McFarlane's own compositions.

    In performance: Bach Sinfonia

  • Intrigued, he attended a recital by the virtuoso lutenist Joseph Iadone, a member of New York Pro Musica, whose work helped bring wider attention in America to early music.

    James Tyler, luntenist and master of early instruments, helped preserve music of ancient era

  • Ensemble intonation and accuracy in complicated runs, written by Monteverdi for virtuosic singers, were less than elegant in this performance by eight singing actors, a lutenist, and director Benoît Malmberg.

    In performance: Romeo and Julia Koren

  • Ronn McFarlane, lutenist extraordinaire, joins Bach Sinfonia for Vivaldi and his own work by Joan Reinthaler

    In performance: Bach Sinfonia

  • He applied to be court lutenist for Queen Elizabeth.

    FORLORN HOPE FANCY • by Douglas Campbell

  • Karin Mushegain and Steven LaBrie, from the company's apprentice program, ably took the two smaller roles, and the supportive continuo playing, especially from lutenist Michael Leopold, was a plus.

    Little Glimmering at Glimmerglass

  • Accompanied by the great lutenist Jakob Lindberg, Ms. Kirkby, with her pristine voice, perfect diction, and graceful phrasing, reminded us that the primary role of vocal music is to communicate.

    The Very Best of the Fall Opera Season

  • In addition to his responsibilities as maestro di capella, he performed as a singer and lutenist at courts throughout the north of Italy, often with his wife, the singer Giovanna Moreschi.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Accompanied by the great lutenist Jakob Lindberg, Ms. Kirkby, with her pristine voice, perfect diction, and graceful phrasing, reminded us that the primary role of vocal music is to communicate.

    The Very Best of the Fall Opera Season

  • I am hoping that we can collarboate with lutenist GH and gamba player DM in performing some of these works.

    Archive 2006-10-01

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  • Interesting usage on lute.

    November 4, 2008