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date: 21 October 2019

Abramo dall’Arpa locked

  • Don Harrán

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(d 1566). Italian musician. From his name it can be assumed that he excelled as a harpist. He is probably identifiable with the moneylender Abraham Levi, a prominent member of the Mantuan Jewish community. In 1542 he participated in a dramatic production at the Mantuan court, playing the part of Pan. He appears to have served the court under Duke Guglielmo in the 1550s and 60s. About ...

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A. Bertolotti: Musici alla corte dei Gonzaga in Mantova dal secolo XV al XVIII (Milan, 1890/R)