Neapolitan Lute Music: Fabrizio Dentice, Giulio Severino, Giovanni Antonio Severino, Francesco Cardone. Recent Researches in Music of the Renaissance 140. Madison: A-R Editions, 2004.Previous Next
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Both the lute and the viola da mano were widely played in Naples throughout the sixteenth century, but only a small amount of music has been preserved in tablature sources. This edition gathers together the music of Neapolitan lutenists active in the second half of the sixteenth century, predominantly by the nobleman Fabrizio Dentice and his imitator Giulio Severino, both of whom were also known as composers of vocal polyphony. The majority of their surviving lute music comprises ricercars and fantasias that show a strong blend of both Italian and Spanish influences in their distinctive Neapolitan character. The music is written in a dense polyphonic style and both the quantity of the works and the skill required to playthem are testimony to the virtuosity of its creators.
Reviewed by Tim Crawford, Early Music 34 (2006):155-157.
Instrument VIHUELA, LUTE
Region SPAIN, ITALY
Research field HISTORY, PATRONAGE, BIOGRAPHY, MUSIC, ANALYSIS, REPERTORY & STYLE
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