Vincenzo Galilei

(c. 1520—1591)

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(b S. Maria a Monte, c.1520; d Florence, 1591).

It. composer and lutenist. Associate of members of Bardi's Camerata from which first opera perfs. developed. Pubd. 2 books of madrigals and one of lute pieces. Also mus. theorist: author of Dialogo della musica antica e della moderna (1581). His Il fronimo (1568, rev. 1584) is a valuable treatise on lute‐playing. His son Galileo Galilei was the great astronomer.

Subjects: Music.

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