Nero's Lyre (Lament For Solo Lyre in Just Intonation)

06:48
10/16/2012
Michael Levy

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My myriad of "Musical Adventures in Time Travel" would not be complete, without exploring the notorious Emperor Nero - the most famous (or rather infamous!) lyre player of antiquity, who we actually know by name!

According to the timeless folklore, Nero famously played his lyre to accompany the lament ("The Sack of Illion") he was said to have sung whilst watching Rome burn before him in the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE: whether this event was fact or fiction is irrelevant - the concept of this unique single, is to evoke upon my own lyre, what Nero's famous lament may have actually sounded like... 

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