Sylvestro di Ganassi dal Fontego

(1492 – mid 16th century)

Italian musician born in Fontego, near Venice. He was an instrumentalist for the Signoria of Venice by 1535. In that year he published the earliest known recorder and other wind instrument tutor (Opera Intitulata Fontegara), which deals at length with ornamentation, and in 1542 a treatise on playing the viola da gamba (Regola Rubertina).

IVD: Social Music In Italy