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Dufaut

An extremely renowned lutenist and possible pupil of Gaultiers. The characterization toward renown would place him in the respected business of Gaultiers, Gallots and Mouton; Dufaut’s popularity, nevertheless, was also within Germany and Britain. Also Huygens lauded him. Styles of this experts compositions for the lute, numbering around 80, included allemandes, courantes, sarabandes, gigues and pavans. He utilized a variety of brand-new tunings for the lute and included this versatility in his compositions. Dufaut’s compositions needed (and needed) rubato in the rhythms, arpeggiation, and cadential details employing melodic expectation.

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