What Makes It Great: An Exploration of the Extraordinary, Yet Often Misunderstood, Lute Music of the Early Renaissance.

Paul O’Dette explores the extraordinary lute music of the early Renaissance, discussing and playing pieces by Dalza, Capriola, Francesco da Milano and Marco da L’Aquila.

An American lutenist, conductor, and music researcher, Paul O’Dette specializes in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music. He studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland, and Medieval and Renaissance performance practice with Thomas Binkley. He has performed at major international festivals all over the world, including Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Berkeley, Utrecht, London, Bath, Paris, Munich, Berlin, and Frankfurt.