Albert de Rippe (Alberto da Ripa)

(c.1480 -- 1551)

Italian lutenist. A renowned virtuoso whose death provoked tributes from such well-known poets as Ba&iuuml;f and Ronsard; from 1528 in the service of the kings of France. Six volumes of his music were published posthumously by his pupil Morlaye; the surviving order to the printer to produce 1500 copies of one of them is testimony to the popularity of the lute in sixteenth century France.

A Partial Albert de Rippe Discography | IV E: 16th Century Music for Organ and Lute | IVI: The French Chanson