Matthäus Waissel

(c.1540 - 1602)

German lutenist and composer. Waissel was from 1573 headmaster of a school at Schippenbeil near Königsberg; he published in that year a volume of lute arrangements of vocal pieces, and in 1592 he issued a collection of German dances for lute, which was the last lute tablature to be published in Germany for many years.

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