Lute and Early Music Information (return to home page)


I have a love of classical musical, especially from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, what is commonly referred to as "Early Music". Growing up, I played the classical guitar but for the past few years have been playing the lute family of instruments: baroque lute, renaissance lute, archlute and baroque guitar. In July 2011 I released my first CD entitled Lautenschmaus (Lute Feast): Ascendance of the German Baroque Lute


CD: "...the result is a commendable album of many newly-heard works and excellent solid performances throughout which will delight the listener" - Review in Lute Society of America Quarterly, Volume XLVI Winter 2011

Concert performance: "a world premiere (of) Ronn McFarlane's Passacaglia, whose doleful beauty lutenist Shoskes shaped with graceful sensitivity - Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 12, 2013

Here are some links to lute and early music sites that I like:

Links to Lute Sites

Ning Lutegroup A Lute "social network" that I created and moderate. Over 1400 members worldwide

Lute App A free iPhone app that I wrote to aggregate lute information from a number of sources, including the lutegroup, lute mailing lists and youtube.

The Lute Society of America Great information and sponsors an annual summer seminar

The Lutes for Sale Site Start here if you are looking to buy a lute

My YouTube Channel Videos of lute playing by me and some of my teachers (Bob Barto, Ronn McFarlane, Richard Stone)

Links to Other Early Music Sites

Apollo's Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Early Music America Organization that supports early music and musicians. Check out the great perks of membership including online access to the Naxos early music collection and Grove Online

Lautenschmaus (Lute Feast)

Info and links about my new CD

Download and read the CD booklet (pdf format)



Buy the Album from CDbaby:

Daniel Shoskes: Lautenschmaus (Lute Feast)


Listen to clips and download the album from CDBaby:

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