Escallón, Juan Pietro

Active 1565-1569

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Juan Pietro Escallón M P0483

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela de mano Musician Professional Court - royal Instrumentalist & composer (plucked)

Years active Place active Century Region
1565-1569 Madrid 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

Vihuelist active at the Spanish royal court from June 1565 until 1569. Robledo writes with regard to the houselhold of Isabel de Valois, the la Casa de la Reina, that together with Fuenllana there were another two musicians at court who funcioned as a duo, the vihueist Juan Pietro and the singer Juan de Cortijo. (robledo2004, 37-38) , Judging by his name, he may have been of Italian origin. On 28 Jan. 1569 after Isabel’s death this “músico de vihuela, que fue de la reina nra sra (Isabel)” was paid 96,250 mrs. Corona-Alcalde refers to this musician with the surname Escalona.

Related persons
Miguel de Fuenllana was his colleague
Isabel de Valois was his patron
Juan Cotijo was his colleague

Source documents
Date Document
1565 Queen Isabelle de VaIois, household accounts.
1569.01.28 Casa de la Reina, payments to musicians.

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corona1999 Corona-Alcalde, Antonio. “The Players and Performance Practice of the Vihuela and its related Instruments, the Lute and the Guitar, from c. 1450 to c.1650. as revealed by a Study of Literary, Musical, Theoretical, and Archival Sources”. Diss. King's College, University of London, 1999. 29, 312
kastner1955 Kastner, Santiago. “Relations entre la musique instrumentale française et espagnole au XVIe siècle”. Anuario Musical 10 (1955): 84-110; 11 (1956): 91-110.
robledo2000 Robledo Estaire, Luis, Tess Knighton, Cristina Bordas, and Juan José Carreras. Aspectos de la cultura musical en la Corte de Felipe II, Madrid: Fundación Caja Madrid; Alpuerto, 2000. 201, 379
robledo2004 Robledo Estaire, Luis. “La música en la corte de Felipe II.” Políticas y prácticas musicales en el mundo de Felipe II. Ed. John Griffiths and Javier Suárez-Pajares. Madrid: ICCMU, 2004. 21-39. 37-38