Cosimo Bottegari

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Cosimo Bottegari (1554—1620) was an Italian lutenist and composer of the Late Renaissance era. He was born in Florence and in 1573 became a gentleman at the court of Duke Albert of Bavaria in Munich.[1] He left a manuscript of compositions titled Il Libro di canto e liuto[2] which is an important source for Italian songs of the period.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, Douglas Alton (2002). A history of the lute from antiquity to the Renaissance. Lute Society of America. p. 137.
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  3. ^ "Renascimento II" (PDF). Retrieved 28 August 2011.