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date: 10 April 2020

Castiglione [Casteliono, Castione], Giovanni Antonio da [Castellioneus, Johannes]locked

  • Thomas W. Bridges


[Castellioneus, Johannes]

( bc1484; d Milan, c1557). Italian printer . In 1504 he married a daughter of the printer Antonio Zarotto. His father, Zanotto da Castiglione, a sometime collaborator of Zarotto, printed some 90 books (1505–23), including an Ambrosian sacramentary and missal with music. Giovanni Antonio first printed in 1507, but with some regularity only from 1534. His 40-odd books include the first Milanese editions of instrumental music and part-music, printed in two impressions, with mediocre to excellent registration of the crisp and distinctive note forms, namely: Intabolatura de leuto de diversi autori (May 1536/R); Ruffo's Primo libro de motetti a cinque (June 1542); Mutetarum divinitatis liber primus, 5vv (RISM 1543³); and the Intavolatura di lauto … libro secondo of Francesco da Milano and P.P. Borrono (1548). Castiglione also printed Aaron's Compendiolo di molti dubbi (between 1545 and ...

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C. Sartori: Dizionario degli editori musicali italiani
H.M. Brown: Instrumental Music Printed Before 1600: a Bibliography (Cambridge, MA, 1965)