Allegri, Lorenzo, Italian lutenist and composer; b. c. 1573; d. Florence, July 15, 1648. He became a lutenist at the Medici court in Florence in 1604, where he remained until his death. He publ. Primo libro delle musiche (Venice, 1618), a collection that contains mostly instrumental music.
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