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Testagrossa, Giovanni Angelo (1470 - 1530), lutenist, singer, teacher

Arthur J. Ness

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Pavia, 9 April 1470; d ?Urbino, Dec 1530). Italian lutenist, singer and teacher. In Milan in 1492 he provided improvised accompaniments for ottava rima recitations, a manner of strambotto performance that was later cultivated at Mantua. By 1495 or 1496 Testagrossa had succeeded Girolamo Sextula at the Gonzaga court in Mantua as lute teacher to Isabella d’Este; he remained there until about 1500. A number of letters

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