Jürg Kindle

composer, musician, pedagogue


More than 1000 works for guitar/mandolin composed in the last 40 years are waiting for you in Edition Kalimba and in the archive. Most of my music is released on Spotify and all other streaming services. I'm lucky to have hit 1M streams in my first year on Spotify. You can also watch a selection of  youtube videos with my music played by ensembles and artists all over the world. And last but not least go to  my actual musical projects. Have a joyful stay here !

Album of the week

Jürg Kindle -Renaissance, European Lute Masters of the 16th century. now on all streaming services

The beginning of fingerstyle!



In the Renaissance era, the lute was the most popular instrument in the Western world. It became the symbol of the magic and power of music. The lute was the instrument of kings and queens, playing the sublime music of great composers. The lute was heard in the theatre in the incidental music of Shakespeare's plays. And the lute was heard by common people, playing the popular tunes of the day in pubs and on street corners.


About this time, lute players began to abandon the plectrum and pluck the lute with their fingertips. This made it possible to play two, three or even four lines of music simultaneously. With this revolution in playing technique, the lute's potential for expressivity and shading with delicate nuances of color were revealed, and its popularity increased dramatically. The lute became the perfect solo instrument for the age, as well as an ideal accompaniment for the voice and a regular member of ensembles.


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