The program contains works for lute duos from the 16th and 17th centuries. Common to many of the works is that they have been transformed from their original form as either solo pieces or choral works and songs, to lute duets. The title, Metamorphosis, refers both to the transformation of the pieces from one form to another and to the ancient author Ovid's collection of poems of the same title, which had a great influence on the stylistic expressions of the Renaissance and early Baroque.
The duo presents music by several of the great lute composers from the 16th and 17th centuries, including Fransesco da Milano and John Dowland. The program ranges from high-quality and sublime works to more light-hearted and popular pieces.
Andreas is a classical guitarist and lute player educated at NTNU, Department of Music. He is active as a freelance musician in the field of early music, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, among others with soprano Hilde Gjermundsen and in the guitar duo Sapere Aude Guitar Duo.
Follow Andreas Lines at www.sapereaudeduo.com