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Bidon [Collebaudi, Colebault], Antonio [da Asti ]locked

  • Richard Sherr

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( b Asti, c 1480; d before 1525).Soprano singer and composer , active in Italy. He was one of the most famous singers of his time; Castiglione described his manner of singing as one that was ‘so skilled, quick, vehement, impassioned, and has such various melodies that the spirits of his listeners are stirred and are so entranced that they seem to be uplifted to heaven’. Similar encomia can be found in other writings. A member of the Savoy chapel from ...

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