So I realized that I might already be in Europe when I hit 1000 followers, so right before I leave to go to the airport, I’d like to play my favorite piece for you guys! I wish I was an artist so I could draw something but this is my way of expressing my gratitude. Please enjoy~
Joachim Tielke, Cittern, 1685. Wood, ivory, ebony. Germany.
The bell-shaped cittern was a specialty of the city of Hamburg and is properly referred to as the Hamburger Cithrinchen. It was a fashionable instrument from about 1650 to 1750 from which time several examples survive. Via metmuseum