Luis Milan on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice
". . . valuable . . . impressive . . ." -The Times Literary Supplement
"For anyone interested in Milan's music, this is an excellent source of information." -Renaissance Quarterly
Luis Milan (1536-1561) was a lutenist, singer, composer, and poet. His collection of lute tablatures, El Maestro, is the first book of instrumental music known to have been printed in Spain. Luis Gasser discusses Milan's attention to modality, his use of meter, and the ornamentation in his songs and fantasias.