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Castaldi, Bellerofontelocked

  • Nigel Fortune
  •  and David Dolata


(b Collegara, nr Modena, 1580; d Modena, 27 Sept 1649). Italian composer, theorbo player, lutenist, guitarist and poet. He was one of the most colourful musicians of his day. Outspoken and independent, his satirical writings frequently resulted in imprisonment or banishment, and he was no stranger to the violence of his times. He participated in the killing of the murderer of one of his brothers and was permanently maimed by a bullet wound to his left foot. As a young man his restless spirit and frequent altercations led him to travel widely to Germany and throughout Italy. While in the service of Cardinal Alessandro d’Este in ...

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Early Music
Rivista italiana di musicologia
N. Fortune: Italian Secular Song from 1600 to 1635: the Origins and Development of Accompanied Monody (diss., U. of Cambridge, 1954)
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Acta musicologica
Journal of the Lute Society of America