A Magnificent Rendition of the 17th Century ‘Canario’ by G.G. Kapsberger Performed on a Theorbo Lute

Musician Brandon Acker, who previously made a wonderful explainer video about the ancient Arabic Oud, performed a magnificent rendition of “Canario” by G.G. Kapsberger on a gorgeous Theorbo.

Brandon Acker performing the early 17th century piece “Canario” by G.G. Kapsberger

Acker also put together a short explainer video about the instrument.

A quick and easy introduction to the amazing theorbo.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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