Luis Milan on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice

Luis Milan on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice

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... valuable... impressive..." -The Times Literary SupplementFor anyone interested in Milan's music, this is an excellent source of information." -Renaissance QuarterlyLuis Milan (1536-1561) was a lutenist, singer, composer, and poet. His collection of lute tablatures, El Maestro, is the first book of instrumental music known to have been printed in Spain. Luis Gasser discusses Milan's attention to modality, his use of meter, and the ornamentation in his songs and fantasias.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 b&w photos
  • 0253210186
  • 9780253210180
  • 1,244,497

About Luis Gasser

LUIS GASSER, Professor at the University of Barcelona, holds degrees from Barcelona Conservatory, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and Stanford University. Like his subject, he is active as a composer, writer and performer on guitar and lute.
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Table of contents

Foreword by George HouleAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. BackgroundBiography of MilanThe Dukes of Calabria and their Valencian courtMilan's religious beliefsNaplesThe Cancioneros3. El CortesanoGeneral planStylePerformance4. El MaestroBackgroundGeneral planModalityTempo indicationsMeter, tactus and time signatureText settingOrnamentationSongsFantasias: Style and structureMilan's tablatureTuning and temperamentNotesBibliographyIncipitsIndex
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"... valuable ... impressive ..." - The Times Literary Supplement "For anyone interested in Milon's music, this is an excellent source of information." - Renaissance Quarterly
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