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Duo PortaLauta

Fiona Kizzie Lee & Asako Ueda


PortaLauta – Porta for Portatifer (Organetto player)

and Lauta for Lautenslaher (Lute player)

A combination rarely found in the musical scene nowadays, this Duo was in fact well-loved by German princes and city governments in the late medieval times. More than several occasions was the entry “portatifer-lautenslaher” (with numerous spelling variants) found on payment rolls and chronicals, telling us just how popular this “soft” musical ensemble was. What music did they play, what was their repertoire? Did they improvise, and how did they use existing vocal compositions and organ tablatures? Who were these people, what other instruments do they play? Well, this is what Duo PortaLauta aims to find out.



Next upcoming concert:

Die Playlist des 15. Jahrhunderts

The Playlist of the 15th century

08.12.2022 (Thursday) @ 15:00, Dominikushaus Riehen

All are welcome

Concert in the series Musiksalon, an initiative by Carmen Bregy and Matthias Buschle to provide a meeting room for early musicians and the elderly audience.


Past concert:

Die Neuinterpretation des Portatifer-Lautenslaher Duos

25.06.2022 (Saturday) @ 19:30, St. Marien Basel

Free entry, donations welcome

Eine neue Interpretation - eine historische Reise zurück zu

den Höfen und Städten des 15. Jahrhunderts

mit Portativ Orgel und Laute
mit mit mit 
25. Juni 2022 Samstag (19:30h)

Kirche St. Marien, Holbeinstrasse 30
Eintritt frei, Kollekte

Quel fronte signorille in paradiso by Guillaume Du Fay

En avois in the Lochamer Liederbuch

Fiona Kizzie Lee (Organetto and recorder)

Asako Ueda (Lute)

from the Berlin Tablature (D-B theo. lat. quart. 290)

Asako Ueda (Gittern)

Fiona Kizzie Lee (Organetto)

De tous biens playne est ma maistresse

Fiona Kizzie Lee (Organetto)

Asako Ueda (Lute)

Se la face ay pale (Guillaume Dufay) 

Asako Ueda (Gittern)

Fiona Kizzie Lee (Organetto)

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