You have truly long reaching memories!
RT

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> On Aug 10, 2018, at 8:13 AM, Luca Manassero <l...@manassero.net> wrote:
> 
>   As far as I remember, a lady walking with a lute in Venezia (XVIth
>   century) was considered a prostitute.
>   My 2 cents,
>   Luca
>   ---- On ven, 10 ago 2018 12:57:44 +0200
>   r.turov...@gmail.com<r.turov...@gmail.com> wrote ----
> 
>   Lute in a brothel was a large Dutch sarcasm, lute being a symbol of
>   domestic harmony in the baroque visual symbolism.
>   Sent from my iPhone
>> On Aug 9, 2018, at 6:25 PM, Alain Veylit
>   <[1]al...@musickshandmade.com> wrote:
>> 
>> There is a piece in Dd.2.11 entitled: "Catin" (by Orlando di Lasso!).
>   Yesterday I saw one entitled "la pute". What are the odds that neither
>   title would not refer to their modern meaning of "prostitute"?
>> This also reminds me of the not so secret behind "green sleeves".
>   Dutch paintings show many scenes of lute music with at least hints of
>   seduction or prostitution.
>> But it can also be easy to jump to conclusions. I thought Lasso was a
>   rather serious composer...
>> Alain
>> 
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