Luis Milán on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice

by Luis Gasser

Published by: Indiana University Press

232 pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in, 2 b&w photos

  • Paperback
  • 9780253210180
  • Published: October 1996


". . . valuable . . . impressive . . ." —The Times Literary Supplement

"For anyone interested in Milán's music, this is an excellent source of information." —Renaissance Quarterly

Luis Milán (1536-1561) was a lutenist, singer, composer, and poet. His collection of lute tablatures, El Maestro, is the first book of instrumental music known to have been printed in Spain. Luis Gásser discusses Milán's attention to modality, his use of meter, and the ornamentation in his songs and fantasías.