Venetian Musicians and Instrument Makers in England,, 1531-1665
Hardcover (June 1995), usually ships within 24 hours.
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, December 1, 1995
Recounts the lives and fortunes of the five Bassano brothers, outstanding wind players and instrument
makers who migrated from Venice to England in the 1530s, and their children and grandchildren who
comprised a recorder consort at the royal court for 90 years, and spread their fame as instrument makers
throughout Europe. Describes their relationships, religion, property, law suits, finances, and standing in
society. Roger Prior (English, Queens University, Belfast) assembles the considerable evidence that Emilia
Bassano was the dark lady of Shakespeare's sonnets.
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