Alfonso della Viola

(c. 1508—1570)

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Italian composer and instrumentalist. He was employed by the Este family and became maestro di cappella in 1563. He wrote music for the classical pastoral plays performed at Ferrara and his madrigals include settings of Ariosto's verse.


Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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