Valentin Bakfark (1526/30 – 1576)
”The original Bakfark fantasias were set in German and Italian tabulature. They were written for the 6-course Renaissance lute; however, in Fantasia No.7 a seventh course is needed to include the lower octaves. The purpose of this edition is to make Bakfark’s music available to a wider audience of lute players, whose fluency of reading lute music may be more restricted to French tabulature. This beautiful music truly deserves the attention of all who study and play the XVI century repertoire”, writes the transcriber, Judit G. Pásztor.