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Renaissance lutes
Baroque lutes
Chitarroni & theorbos
Restoration & repair
Materials & decoration
Stringing & pitch
In the Making video

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Stephen Gottlieb

5 October 1945 to 25 April 2014

See the 1980 documentary (20 minutes)

Read the obituary in The Guardian

Watch the In Memoriam video of a John Danyel Pavan played by Yair Avidor (7 minutes)

Listen to Paul Beier playing a 12-course lute by Stephen: Esaias Reusner Prelude from Suite No. 2 in F (2 minutes)

Look at the Crafts Council Objects of Desire

This site shows the instruments in the lute family that Stephen made: Renaissance and Baroque lutes; archlutes, theorbos, and chitarroni - plain or decorated.