- Frank Tirro
(b Bologna, bap. Aug 22, 1530; d Treviso, ?1592). Italian composer and singer, brother of Alessandro Spontone. He was a pupil of Nicolò Mantovano, maestro del canto of S Petronio, Bologna, and continued his musical education with Giaches de Ponte and Morales in Rome. His own most famous pupil was Ercole Bottrigari; he also taught his brother Alessandro. He sang in the choir of S Petronio in ...