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Gardano (also Gardane), Antonio

Gardano (also Gardane), Antonio

Gardano (also Gardane), Antonio , Italian music publisher and composer; b. 1509; d. Venice, Oct. 28, 1569. He was active as a music publisher in Venice from 1538, where he utilized Attaingnant’s single-impression printing method. His output included works by leading Italian composers of his era, including vols. of lute tablatures (from 1546) and keyboard pieces (from 1551). He also publ. his own works, among them Motetti del frutto (1538) and Canzoni franzese (1539). Following his death, his sons Alessandro (c. 1539-c. 1591) and Angelo (1540–1611) Gardano carried on the business in partnership until 1575. Angelo continued the business in Venice until his death, and his heirs continued publishing under his name until 1677. Alessandro was active as a music publisher in Rome from 1582 until his death.

Bibliography

M. Lewis, A. G., Venetian Music Printer, 1538–1569: A Descriptive Bibliography and Historical Study (2 vols., N.Y., 1988, 1997); R. Agee, The G. Music Printing Firms, 1569–1611 (Rochester, N.Y., 1998).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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