Ripa, Alberto da
Ripa, Alberto da
Ripa, Alberto da , Italian lutenist and composer, known as Alberto da Mantovano ; b. Mantua, c. 1500; d. Paris, 1551. He was in the service of Èrcole Gonzaga, Cardinal of Mantua, and in 1529 entered the service of François I of France, becoming valet de chambre du roi in 1533. His Tablature de luth was brought out posthumously by his pupil Guillaume Morlaye (6 books, Paris, 1552–58). See J.-M. Vaccaro, ed., Alberto da Rippe: OEuvres, in Le Choeur des Muses, Corpus des Luthistes Francais (1972–75).
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