Monday, February 14, 2011
Ah, sweetheart, my love, running a bath, turning the lights down low, dreaming of you, always.
Here is some lovely lute music, by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543), to give you a sense of what the maiden might be playing - what I might be playing, if I knew how to play the lute, ah but I know other musical instruments, and love to improvise to see what produces, precisely, the most euphonious and delightful effect, whatever you like
Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639), The Lute Player, c.1610/1620, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
About Francesco Canova da Milano, also known as Il divino