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Author Lasocki, David.

Title The Bassanos : Venetian musicians and instrument makers in England, 1531-1665 / David Lasocki with Roger Prior.

Published Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, VT, USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Music  780.922 BASS/LASO    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 288 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Summary In the 1530s, five Bassano brothers, who were outstanding wind players and instrument makers, emigrated from Venice to England. Dr Lasocki's authoritative new book, the first to be devoted to the family, is a minutely researched account of these brothers, their sons (and a daughter) and their grandsons. The first half of the book discusses the everyday affairs of the family - their relationships, religion, property, law suits, finances, and standing in society. Two chapters, one written by Roger Prior, are devoted to Emilia Bassano, whose identification as the 'dark lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets is supported by a wealth of evidence.
The second half of the book discusses the family's musical activities. At the English Court the Bassanos made up a recorder consort that lasted 90 years; they also played in the flute/cornett and shawm/sackbut consorts. As instrument makers their fame extended throughout Europe. The book's appendices present information on the Venetian branch of the family and the musical activities of the English branch since 1665.
Other author Prior, Roger.
Subject Bassano family.
Music -- England -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- England -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
England -- Genealogy.
Venice (Italy) -- Genealogy.
Italy -- Genealogy.
ISBN 0859679438